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Employee Resource Groups

Looking to make connections with kindred spirits? Our voluntary, employee-led groups are dedicated to creating a more diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment.

Teamwork employees working together

Ethnically Diverse Group of Employees (EDGE)

EDGE is open to all UW-Green Bay employees. Many of the members have ancestry that includes Asian, Latino, African, First Nations and Middle Eastern heritage along with other nationalities.

Mission:

Work to ensure that UW-Green Bay’s ethnic minorities achieve their full potential as valued employees with its commitment to creating an environment that recognizes, values and respects the differences we all bring to the workplace, allowing everyone to do their best work.

Focus:

Promote the heritage of each ethnicity of their members by sharing their culture and offering educational opportunities, networking, cultural events and social gatherings.

Contact Mai J. Lo Lee, lom@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2522.

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Group for International Employee Support (GIES)

GIES helps international employees with questions, concerns and general social support.

Mission:

Provide advice and support to international employees from all across the world.

Focus:

Interact and share experiences while also guiding each other to new and available resources or local cultural experiences. International employees get a chance to share knowledge and provide support to each other in an inclusive environment. Employees gather once a month during the academic year in a social setting.

Contact Vallari Chandra, chandnav@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2496 or Jagadeep Thota, thotaj@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2817.

Students hanging out at the Pride Center

Pride Center Employee Resource Group

Mission:

Provide social/support to employees who support the mission of the UW-Green Bay Pride Center.

Focus:

Provide social activity and support as needed. Employees gather one time per month during academic year for one to two hours in employee homes. Typically, employees gather for a potluck, conversation and to perhaps play board games.

Contact Nicole Kurth, kurthn@uwgb.edu, 920-265-2167 or James Zarling, zarlingj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2236.

Veteran talking with a couple

Veterans Employee Resource Group

Mission:

Provide support to employees who enact the mission of veterans on campus.

Focus:

Provides support for employees who are veterans and support of students who are veterans. Employees gather one time per month during academic year for one to two hours, in employee homes, for social activity and support as needed.

Contact Nicole Stockman, stockman@uwgb.edu​, 920-465-2065 or Ronald Kottnitz, kottnitr@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2792.

Womens Leadership group networking

Woman’s Leadership Network Employee Resource Group

Mission:

Connect, encourage, mentor and help woman advance in higher education and community organizations.

Focus:

  • Leadership: We are committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow.
  • Diversity: We welcome participants of every race, color, age, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, martial or parental status, citizenship status, religion, national origin, age, veteran or military status and ability.
  • Equity: We believe in equal opportunity for women in all areas.
  • Empowerment: We strive to provide women with the tools, support and network to be successful in their professional and personal lives. Quarterly meetings and a summer book discussion.

This group is connected with the UW-Green Bay's Institute for Women's Leadership.

Contact Sheryl Van Gruensven, vangrues@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2210 or Susan Gallagher-Lepak, gallaghs@uwgb.edu, 920-465-2050.

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