The Institute for Women’s Leadership supports local women with a special evening of networking, resources and inspiration

Green Bay, Wis.—The Institute for Women’s Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is hosting an evening of support for Northeastern Wisconsin women at all stages of their careers on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Weidner. “Celebrate 2022: Women on the Rise” is an evening of networking, sharing knowledge and resources, and inspiration.

On the program for the evening: networking, cocktails and aperitifs; an overview of the state of women’s leadership and career development in northeast Wisconsin (based on the Institute’s inaugural survey in 2021); and a presentation by Denise Hamilton, nationally recognized inclusion strategist and founder of WatchHerWork. An optional mix of coffee and dessert and the chance to mingle with Hamilton concludes the evening.

In her workshop, “Master Yourself, Master Your World,” Hamilton will share 10 ways women can change their lives and careers by changing the ONLY thing that is truly in their control – THEMSELVES. Hamilton will also share practical tips for designing a career and a life you’ll be proud of.

Also featured will be findings from regional research conducted in 2021 by the UW-Green Bay Center for Public Affairs regarding women’s career development in northeastern Wisconsin. To date, data regarding women’s leadership in the region is limited; the Institute seeks to address this need as one of the ways in which it supports organizations and businesses seeking to grow their pipeline of female leaders.

Women from across the region and those who mentor and supervise them, including men, are encouraged to participate in the event. The cost of the evening is $30 per person; the members of the Institute and the students are free. To learn more about the Celebrate 2022 event, please visit the website at https://www.uwgb.edu/womens-leadership/women-on-the-rise/.

“With the Institute for Women’s Leadership, we are building something very unique and that women in our region and those who want to help them grow and progress as leaders need,” said Janet Bonkowski, CEO of the Institute. “It’s a fun and engaging way to learn about Institute resources and meet other inspiring women in northeast Wisconsin.”

About Denise Hamilton
Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized inclusion strategist and founder of WatchHerWork, a digital platform for professional women. Denise has been dubbed “the CEO’s secret weapon” because her unique superpower is the ability to have the toughest discussions and come out the other side with solutions and positive direction. She uses this gift to lead workshops, design training programs and coach senior executives. Its goal is to empower individuals and teams to tap into and close the gender gap, understand differences, resolve conflict, and become better allies. Denise has been featured on Harvard Business Review, MSNBC, Forbes, FOX, CBS, Nasdaq, NBC, Newsweek and many other outlets. Learn more about Denise at DeniseHamilton.co.

About the Institute for Women’s Leadership
The Institute for Women’s Leadership at UW-Green Bay is dedicated to engaging, inspiring, and empowering the next generation of women leaders to ensure a strong and equitable leadership pipeline. The University established the Institute in 2021, recognizing the region’s growing need for a pipeline of female leaders and the distinct challenges faced by professional women in the workplace. The Institute is a comprehensive leadership resource committed to providing ongoing, forward-thinking networking, education, and inspiration to support women as they grow.

The Institute presents high-profile programs, events and research, benefiting women with access to experts and support networks. Leadership certificate programs, monthly speaker series featuring notable local women sharing their stories of leadership, monthly networking events, women’s mentorship program, annual leadership retreat, workshops and discussion groups will be offered to support the professional development needs of women. Equally important, the Institute works to increase community knowledge and awareness of issues related to women in leadership and to advance new knowledge about women and leadership in the state of Wisconsin through comparative data on women in business and research on women and leadership.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Founded in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution that annually serves 9,276 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees across all campuses. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer over 200 degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, enduring, and engaged members of their communities, ready to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems, and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campuses, the University welcomes students from all over the world. UW-Green Bay is the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Mara R. Wilmoth