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Schreiber Institute for Women's Leadership

Let's Rise

When women rise, we all rise.

The mission of the Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership at UW-Green Bay is to advance women both personally and professionally at all stages of their career by educating, inspiring, and providing networking opportunities to create a strong and equitable workforce.

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Marcia Anderson speaker


Maj. General (Retired)
Marcia Anderson, U.S. Army

March 18, 2024

4 p.m. Reception, 4:30 p.m. Conversation

The Weidner, UW-Green Bay

If your starting point is unexpected, how do you become recognized as someone who can rise? Leaders don’t always come from those at the top of the class, the most vocal, obvious allies or even those senior in an organization. Join us for a FREE "Unexpected Leaders" presentation by Major General Marcia Anderson to find out where the unlikeliest of leaders are today. Anderson is the U.S. Army’s first African American female officer to obtain the rank of Major General. She will share her experiences of being an unexpected leader and what she learned from the experience.

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A Collaborative Event

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. The primary goal at the center is to determine how they can produce and facilitate effective public leadership. This goal aligns with the Schreiber Institute for Women's Leadership. Learn more about the Tommy G. Thompson Center.

Tommy G. Thompson Center for Public Leadership
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Professional Pathways

Expanding the growth and development of women as leaders with educational opportunities.

Plan Big

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Stories from Experience

Monthly series featuring distinguished woman from the area.

Be Inspired

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Caffeinated Conversations

Monthly learning series for women business leaders to take things to the next level.

Let's Learn

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Become a

Individual & business memberships available.

Join the Schreiber Institute for Women's Leadership, a supportive community of individuals and businesses where aspiring and executive women collaborate to leverage their collective expertise. Open to all, this inclusive space celebrates growth and empowers women to excel in leadership.

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Creating Future Leaders

Dedicated to creating future leaders, who represent our communities and insure a healthy, fully-engaged society. Together, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. All individuals are welcome to participate in activities, events and programs offered by the Institute.

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Our Leadership

We are lead by a steering committee of university leaders and an advisory board of key community decision makers.

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Actionable Insights

We conducted an in depth Women's Career Development Survey and shared the results in July 2021. Our goal was to reflect a wide swath of working women in many fields.

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Meet Our New
Executive Director

"I am extremely excited to take on this new role and work alongside many influential women who continue to support and elevate other women. To me, leadership is not only about impact but transformational changes that inspire, empower and enhance the narrative of leadership to include more women who look like me."

Pa Lee Moua
Ph.D. Leadership Studies

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How the Institute Began

In 2019, Bridget Krage O’Connor and then UW-Green Bay Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, were both independently envisioning the development of more women’s leadership resources in Northeast Wisconsin. O’Connor Connective launched its social enterprise, The Connective: A Place for Women in Business, to advance women leaders as a part of the company’s strategic communication and consulting services. At the same time, Van Gruensven and her UW-Green Bay colleagues began work on an Institute that would provide leadership development for women in line with the mission of the University. The two efforts came together in 2021 in what is now the Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership at UW-Green Bay.

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We have big plans. If you have any questions about our vision and mission, please contact the Schreiber Institute for Women's Leadership to learn more about our plans.

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