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Community Building

Standing Together

We stand together with other area organizations in support of activities and events that fulfill our mission. There is strength in cooperation, and our intention is to expand and strengthen our collective of women at all levels and their allies.

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Activities & Events

Supported by the Institute

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Strong Women Strong Coffee

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Fueled by caffeine and passionate entrepreneurs, WWBIC offers FREE daybreak networking events for women focused n achieving something fresh for themselves and their businesses. The program is casual, and each session features a local strong woman's story of success. WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that’s been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987.

Celebrating Women Leaders

Maria Arunkumar
Meet Entrepreneur Maria

Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) is competing virtually on April 7, 2021 in the Draper Competition with her business idea, Build-a-Wedding.

Continuing a Legacy

Kris Mathis presenting at an event
Taxing Toll

When Wisconsin shuttered all public and private schools last March, Kris Mathis and her family had to adjust quickly, just like countless others throughout the state and nation.

Tough Decisions

Marissa at giveadaam ventures groundbreaking
Marissa Digs Sustainability

Marissa Michalkiewicz feels her insides burn as she walks down a littered street. She grimaces as she notices recyclables in a trash can when a recycling receptacle is just steps away.

Read About Her Passion

Questions or Suggestions?

If you have any questions about our collaborations or events and activities we support, please contact the Institute for Women's Leadership at

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 for Women’s Leadership.