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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…

Moving the Mission Forward – Director Letter, Spring 2019

Dear friends of WLI, Have you needed courage as you have walked forward into leadership? I know I need it every day. My love for Jesus and desire to tell His story is the very stuff that energizes me. But, leading . . . that does not come as easily.…

WLI Uses Feedback to Design New Programs

By Nicole Muth, Online Academy Director March 21, 2019 The Women’s Leadership Institute conducted a large scale survey of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor alumni, students, and other women affiliated with WLI to inform WLI programming. Over eight hundred people participated in the survey, which sought input on topics,…

WLI Director Darcy Paape Publishes First Book

WLI Director Darcy Paape has published her first book, "Someone to Walk With" as a woman's guide to Christian mentoring.   We all want someone to walk with through the highs and lows, an authentic friend who will help us stay anchored to things that matter and avoid things that…