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National Conference Rescheduled to April 2022

Yes, it is true. The WLI National Conference Planning Team has unanimously decided to postpone the National Conference to  April 2022. It was not an easy decision, but this time we  wanted to make sure that we could confidently plan for  an in-person celebration of our conference theme: Courage for…

Growing Together Mentoring Program Nearly Finished

by Dr. Susan Suleski Communications Specialist, Office of Advancement Growing Together Program Development Team Member We are nearing the finish line with our Growing Together mentoring workshop materials and  guide!  Our committee has met virtually and via email on numerous occasions to finalize and tweak language, flow, and timing. As…

Stepping Out with Courage

A Letter from WLI Director, Darce Paape “Lord, if it is you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” [Jesus] said, Matthew 14: 28-29.  The sky grew dark as the wind picked up in strength.  Many in the boat were fishermen and quite familiar with…

Meet Hannah Lull, 2020 Streufert Award Recipient

The Board of Directors of WLI proudly introduce the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Donna J. Streufert Leadership Award, Hannah Lull! The Streufert Award recognizes one or more female students at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) who have demonstrated exceptional and/or unusual servant leadership as…

INTERGEN – 2020 MEETUPS @ CUWISCONSIN

INTERGEN is an intergenerational mentoring group engaging women in conversations around event topics. Each night includes: light refreshments, a brief panel based on the chosen topic, as well as a time for open conversation with others. These meetups are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We meet on…

What Leadership Means to 2018 Streufert Winner Christina Erdmann

by Christina Erdmann Honesty. Commitment. The Ability to Inspire. According to the Center for Creative Leadership, these words are among the top ten traits of leadership, but what does leadership mean to me? Leadership is, and always has been, one of the defining factors of my personality and reputation. It…

WLI is Developing a Program With a Lasting Impact

by Darcy Paape, WLI Director September 12, 2019 Over the past year, the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) has taken a step back to think deeply about their purpose and strategy. We know that WLI is intergenerational and that mentoring is a tool we can activate to foster growth in ourselves…

2019 Streufert Award Essay

By Allison Kochheiser Service as always been an integral part of Campus Ministry at Concordia University Wisconsin. This year, my first year on Campus Ministry Leadership Team (CMLT), we began by serving together at Feeding America before our school responsibilities even began. Throughout the year, service is an important part…

Meet Allison Kochheiser, 2019 Streufert Award Recipient

The Board of Directors of WLI proudly introduce the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Donna J. Streufert Leadership Award, Allison Kochheiser. The Streufert Award recognizes one or more female students at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) whom have demonstrated exceptional and/or unusual servant leadership as…