Women’s Empowerment Series at Mauthe Center, Nov. 21

Sonny Hennessy and Season Russo, two successful leaders of a business and a non-profit, will be at the Mauthe Center on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss how women can take their passions and impact others while keeping a positive outlook on life; they believe every woman deserves to live her brightest life!

The duo brightens a room with their down to earth manner and quirky anecdotes. Yet, their wisdom and depth will inspire and empower you to take action with your own dreams.

Hennessy is the CEO of The Exchange Brand and the owner of the award-winning design firm Sonny Hennessy Design. She also serves as lead pastor with her husband, Shawn, who is senior pastor of Life Church Green Bay. Along with investing in peoples lives through her Jesus.Plus.Life. series of podcasts and YouTube videos, Hennessy is an author, a speaker, a business and culture consultant and an active philanthropist.

Season Russo founded Eye Heart World, a sex trafficking organization with a home for survivors. Eye Heart World won the 2019 FBI award and will be honored this year in Washington, D.C. Russo, her husband Brian, and their staff work with law enforcement officers on state, county and city levels to arrest johns (clients) and pimps. Russo is also the recent author of “Seeds,” a book on sewing a pattern of quiet time with Jesus. She is a sought after speaker at women’s conferences all over the United States.

To register or for more information, please email Judy Thompson thomjh17@mcenter.org or call 920-362-9934.

Women in Higher Ed Leadership will hold state conference in Green Bay

Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership will be hosting their annual fall conference on Oct. 23 and 24 in Green Bay. This year’s conference theme is “The Changing Educational Goal Posts: Designing a Winning Strategy.” The keynote speaker will be Susan Albertine, vice president of the office of diversity, equity, and student success at the American Association of Colleges & Universities. Her topic is Fielding Leadership for the Century Ahead. WWHEL is also bringing together a group of exceptional speakers on topics such as: Are You A Good Sport At Work? Women, Work, and Humor; Building your Leadership Play Book; Coaching and Mentoring: Design the Field; Liberal Education and America’s Promise and It’s a Blitz. They also plan a panel discussion on Take the Ball and Run: Pathways to the Top of the Pack. Conference organizers promise a dynamic program offering an enjoyable and informative learning experience. Conference information, including registration, can be found at the WWHEL website at www.wwhel.org.

Mattison to keynote leadership, networking luncheon

“Breast Cancer: How Far We’ve Come, and What We Still Don’t Know” will be the topic of keynote speaker Sue Mattison, dean of professional studies, at the annual Women’s Leadership Networking Luncheon organized by the Office of Student Life. The program runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. This year’s program is a chance to meet women who have recently become members of our campus community, join the “round table” discussions, enjoy a complimentary light lunch, and to hear Mattison’s talk, which also opens Breast Cancer Awareness Month programming. Lunch is free, but space is limited. Register on line at www.uwgb.edu/student-life/events/registration.asp.
 

News watch: Book discussion featured in Channel 5 series on women in workforce

University viewers tuning into Channel 5 news at 10 p.m. tonight (Friday) — or checking out the station’s broadcast tomorrow — may notice some familiar faces in a special report on women in the workforce. Channel 5’s Tara Joyce has completed a three-part series looking at the interest in and controversy surrounding Facebook COO Cheryl Sandberg’s new book, Lean In. Last month, Joyce’s reporting for the story brought her to a UW-Green Bay Women’s Leadership group discussion on the book, which she incorporated into the series. The first part aired Wednesday (May 15), and the segment contains some snippets from the book discussion. The next two segments will bring viewers more. You can check out the first segment, and keep an eye out for what’s next. We’ll link to the additional reports in a future Log.

Sign up for Mattison book talk on ‘Lean In’

Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, is also the institutional representative for UW-Green Bay with the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership organization. She invites faculty and staff to join her for a book discussion (location on campus TBA) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. The focus of the discussion will be the new Sheryl Sandberg best-seller Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Please contact Mattison (mattisos@uwgb.edu) to get a copy of the book. The discussion group size is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. The discussion is being supported by Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Professional Studies. Dessert and drinks provided.
 

Dean Mattison to lead WWHEL book talk on ‘Lean In’

Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, is also the institutional representative for UW-Green Bay with the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership organization. She invites faculty and staff to join her for a book discussion (location on campus TBA) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. The focus of the discussion will be the newly released book by Sheryl Sandberg titled Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Please contact Sue Mattison (mattisos@uwgb.edu) to get a copy of the book. The discussion group size is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. The discussion is being supported by Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Professional Studies. Dessert and drinks provided.
 

‘Coffee Club’ author will lead WWHEL workshops in April

“Grounds for Success,” an inspirational workshop by author and Inspirational Coffee Club founder Julie Clark, is the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership’s (WWHEL) spring 2013 event. In this fun and engaging workshop, Clark will share her unique but practical strategies women can use to develop their confidence and leadership potential. The event will be held Monday through Friday, April 15-19, one day each in Eau Claire, Madison, Cleveland (Sheboygan County), Milwaukee and Racine. Registration, at $35, covers meals and materials (and, presumably, coffee). UW-Green Bay Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Julia Wallace is this year’s president of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership. If you’re interested, contact her, or better yet, read more here.

Reminder: Contact Mattison for the book on women, ‘leadership gap’

Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, is also a member of the UW-Green Bay chapter of Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership. She invites faculty and staff to join her for a discussion session on campus (site TBA) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The focus will be discussion of the book Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World by Marie C. Wilson (amazon book review). Please contact Sue Mattison to get a copy of the book. The discussion group size is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. The discussion is being supported by Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership and the College of Professional Studies. Light snacks provided.

Slideshow: Campus women gather for leadership luncheon

Women from across campus came together last week to talk leadership and giving back during the Women’s Leadership Networking Luncheon. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the event featured an overview of the 2012-13 campus Women’s Leadership programs, along with thought-provoking roundtable discussions and a keynote address from attorney Julie Van Straten, a UW-Green Bay alumna and president of the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. Click here.

 

Campus women connect during leadership luncheon

Women's Leadership Networking Luncheon
Women from across the UW-Green Bay campus came together to talk leadership and giving back Wednesday (Oct. 3) during the Women’s Leadership Networking Luncheon.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the noon event featured an overview of the 2012-13 campus Women’s Leadership programs, along with thought-provoking roundtable discussions and a keynote address focusing on the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay.

UW-Green Bay alumna and local attorney Julie Van Straten, current president of the Women’s Fund, offered an overview of its work and the power of philanthropy when it’s focused on women and girls.

Julie Van Straten, Women's Leadership Networking Luncheon“Our work as women really can just broadly influence a lot of areas of society,” Van Straten told the group. She went on to offer a description of the vision and history of the Women’s Fund, which carries the motto “Empowering women and inspiring girls.”

The Women’s Fund is looking to double its approximately $1 million endowment, about five percent of which is granted out each year for a variety of education-focused programs and initiatives, Van Straten said.

“Education is the No. 1 combat of poverty,” she added.

Luncheon attendees also learned about the variety of Women’s Leadership events and programs on campus, including book discussions, speakers, health events and more.

More information about Women’s Leadership at UW-Green Bay.