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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. 

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Advance with Confidence

Management Women
A Heels, Hopes & Higher Education Fundraiser Event
With Keynote Speaker Kelli Thompson

Join Management Women Inc. for their annual Heels, Hopes & Higher Education fundraiser event. This year’s returning keynote speaker is Kelli Thompson. Kelli is a leadership coach and speaker who helps women leaders advance with clarity and confidence so they can make impact in the rooms where decisions are made. She’s coached and trained hundreds of women to trust themselves, lead with more confidence and create a career they love. She is the founder of the Clarity & Confidence Leadership Masterclass, a nationwide, online leadership development program for women leaders.

October 20, 2021
9 a.m.-4 p.m. In-Person
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay

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

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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

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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 Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Director of the Institute at 920-465-2862 or