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Institute for Women's Leadership

Rise Together

Breaking down barriers.

We are committed to eliminating the barriers that narrow professional opportunities for women, pioneering programs and events, to benefit women with access to experts and supportive networks.

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Sharing Knowledge Workshops

Sharing knowledge and raising women up together

Learn Together
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Women Rising: Stories from Experience

Monthly series featuring distinguished woman from the area

Be Inspired
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Rising Together: Caffeinated Conversations

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

Let's Learn

Women's Virtual

Thursday, May 6

The Institute will host an all all-day virtual Women’s Retreat on Thursday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with the theme — Educate Enlighten Empower. The goal of the retreat is to provide an inspiring day of conversation, advice and shared experiences for women in Northeast Wisconsin and other participants and will feature sessions from established women leaders and executive coaches. Rise with us!

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Become a Business Member

A community of businesses committed to providing support and expertise.

Positioning for Success

Become a Member

Rising women of promise and women executives unite to leverage their collective knowledge Open to all. 

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the Future

Meet co-founders, Joy & Sheryl

"Our mission with the Institute is to empower women and fulfill the evolving leadership needs of Wisconsin companies and organizations.”

Read Their Vision

Creating Future Leaders

Dedicated to creating future leaders, who represent our communities and insure a healthy, fully-engaged society. All individuals are welcome to participate in activities and events offered by the Institute. If you'd like to know more about our mission, see our kickoff event highlights.
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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

Joining Forces

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Standing Together

We stand together with other area organizations in support of activities and events that fulfill our mission

Cooperating for Strength

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Certificates & Credentialing

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

Planning Big

Bridget O’Connor

Principal and Owner of O’Connor Connective. Read her story.

Challenge the Status Quo

In the US, 50.2% of the college-educated labor force is women. Women eclipse men in earning college degrees but are underrepresented in leadership roles at only 25%. We want to change this.

Bridget is the Lead Community Advisor for the Institute in a dynamic collaboration aligned to grow and develop women leaders.

Read Her Story
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Learn More

We have big plans.
If you have any questions about our vision and mission, please contact Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Director, to learn more about our plans.

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