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Celebrate 2023

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We're Still Dancing

Thanks to everyone who attended Celebrate 2023.

We hosted an evening of connection, learning and inspiration for women in Northeast Wisconsin on April 20. Over 400 hundred women and allies came together to celebrate with us. Keep the excitement going and join us at any of our monthly events to learn, connect and celebrate each other. We'd love to see you at an upcoming Caffeinated Conversation or Stories from Experience!

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Ron Dunford speaking at Celebrate 2023 event

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Ron Dunford, CEO, Schreiber Foods

Did You Hear?

We have a new name.

Last week at Celebrate 2023, we announced Schreiber Foods gave a generous (and significant!) donation to the Institute. The donation will propel women's leadership forward by providing long-term sustainability for the Institute. Along with the gift comes our new name: Schreiber Foods Institute for Women's Leadership at UW-Green Bay.

Watch Schreiber's Announcement

It's Not About Being Perfect.

It's about being perfectly you.

Mariana Atencio inspired everyone with a presentation about "The Magic of Authenticity." The Latina journalist and author shared her experience of feeling different and how she learned to flip the script, turning her unique traits to her advantage and incidentally learning that being authentic made her happier and more fulfilled. Now she's committed to sharing that message. You, too, can GoLikeMariana.

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Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Capital Credit Union has been in the Green Bay community since 1927 and has always operated with a people helping people philosophy. We work every day to improve the lives of our members, employees and the communities in which we live and grow. Helping individuals improve financially is just one of the ways we do this, along with supporting organizations like UW-Green Bay, to inspire generations to do better each day.

Rhonda Chandler performing Phenomenal Woman

An Empowering Performance

Rhonda Chandler, CEO and Founder of Lovin' the Skin I'm In, dramatically performed spoken word poetry of Maya Angelou's poem, "Phenomenal Woman" to open and close the event.

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The Headwinds Women Face

The incomparable Laurie Butz, President and CEO of Capital Credit Union, shared stories the crowd could relate to as a women leader in Northeast Wisconsin, and the particular headwinds she faced on her rise to leadership. Watch three short clips from Laurie's presentation.

Laurie Butz speaking during Celebrate 2023

How Long is Your Hair?

The odd questions only women encounter on their journey to a key position, as engagingly shared by Laurie Butz.

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What is a Woman's Biggest Challenge?

Laurie Butz asked a male counterpart what was her biggest challenge to overcome as she strove for leadership. She was hoping for a better answer.

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Thank You Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous sponsors who support our mission to advance women and create a strong, equitable workforce.

  • Ahlstrom
  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center
  • Capital Credit Union
  • Cellcom
  • Cofrin School of Business
  • Fox Communities Credit Union
  • Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce
  • Green Bay Packers Give Back
  • JBS Green Bay
  • Latino Professionals Association of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Menasha Corporation
  • New North, Inc.
  • O'Connor Connective
  • Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 400
  • Prophit Company
  • Schneider Women's Network
  • UW-Stevens Point Center for Women
  • Women’s Council - Wisconsin
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Please let us know if we can answer any questions. We hope you will join us in April for an exciting and inspirational event. If interested or if you would like to learn more, email us.

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