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Sharing Knowledge

Learning from Each Other

Business members in the Institute for Women's Leadership will share their expertise during regular workshops that may be members-only or open to the public. One of the goals of the Institute is to share knowledge and raise women up together. Our business members help us do that.

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Sharing Knowledge Workshops

Provided by Business Members
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Moving Beyond Titles: Growing Your Influence

Thursday, May 27
12-1 p.m.

Melissa Borowicz, CEO & Owner, The Utech Group

A person’s leadership ability is the lid that determines, not only their level of effectiveness but their potential to impact others and create meaningful change.  However, many leaders painfully struggle to navigate the path from doer to developer. In this interactive workshop, you will assess your own leadership style and take away new insights to help build your influence with others, lifting the lid to your leadership potential, in the process.

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Home Loans & the Self-Employed Borrower

Tuesday, June 22
12-1 p.m.

Kristina Dewitt, VP-Mortgage & Consumer Lending, Investor's Community Bank

With historic low interest rates, we are currently in a refinance boom, and home buying season is upon us!  But for the self employed borrower, the lending process can be a little more daunting, as more documentation is required. Join Investors Community Bank’s Kristina Dewitt to learn more about what’s required for a self-employed borrower seeking a home loan. Kristina will help participants understand what documents and information is needed up front, to guide you through this process. She will also answer questions on the current real estate market, interest rates, and the impact of COVID-19 on the housing market.

All individuals are welcome to participate in activities and events offered by the Institute.

Thought Leadership

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The Multiplier Effect

Although the global community has a long way to go, there are bright spots, where innovative women “solutionaries” are pivoting not only to cope but to “build forward better.” Read more...

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Why is DEI so Important?

George Floyd was murdered on May 25, 2020. It’s a date to be acknowledged and remembered for many years to come. Read more...

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Revisiting Gender Equity

Recent media stories about how strong female leaders are succeeding through the pandemic crisis have created a movement of reevaluating what a strong leader looks like and of taking a long, hard look at gender equity. Read more...

Questions or Suggestions?

If you have any questions about our collaborations or events and activities we support, please contact Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Director of the Institute at 920-465-2862 or

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Member Spotlight

Meet Bridget O'Connor from O'Connor Connective

Bridget is the founder of O’Connor Connective, a strategy and marketing communications consultancy connecting people and organizations to innovative results. Founded in 2013, O’Connor Connective understands that leaders often need outside sounding boards to help enhance their communication to internal and external groups though strategy, marketing, public relations, creative, digital communications and coaching. O’Connor Connective’s story is helping you tell your story. 

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