College of Business and Economics

Women In Business Institute

Empowering women. Transforming business.

Despite progress made in recent years, women still face significant gender disparities in the workplace, including in business leadership positions.

From mentorship and networking opportunities through leadership and negotiation training, WIBI is here to create a supportive and empowering environment for women and to promote greater gender equity and inclusion in the business world.

82 cents

In America, women earn only 82 cents on the dollar compared to their male colleages for doing the same job.

Best offer

7% of women attempt to negotiate a job offer compared to 57% of men.

21% c-suite executives

In America, only 21% of c-suite executives are women.

Upcoming Events:

March 14th – Join us with the student organization Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) to honor International Women’s Day with our Lead the Way event for students and professionals to learn about international business, cultural differences and hear first-hand stories from a panel of guests. Food will be provided. Timmerman Auditorium and Atrium in Hyland Hall. 5:00pm-7:00pm.

April 2nd – Join us with the Financial Management Association (FMA) student organization for a financial literacy event entitled: “Accessing, Managing and Keeping Score of Credit.” Food will be provided. Hyland Hall 2203: Baker Tilly. 5:30pm-6:45pm.

Past Events:

Now through September 29thWomen in Technology Wisconsin, Inc is currently accepting applications for a mentorship program for students that identify as female. Click here for more information.

October 18th: Women in Entrepreneurship- The second UW-W “Women in Entrepreneurship” panel will be held from 12:00 – 1:30 in the Hamilton Room in the WW UC. This is part of a national “Women Entrepreneurship Week” with events across the country. There will be a panel discussion, with networking opportunities afterward. Meet women entrepreneurs and find out about resources that support new ventures of all types!

October 20th: Women in Business Day- The College of Business and Economics hosts high schoolers from around the region to learn about careers in business and learn about the benefits of a business education.

November 8th: Meet a Mentor Speed Networking Event – Would-be mentors and mentees will have an opportunity to meet in a fun, casual atmosphere with the goal of establishing a mentorship relationship. Participants are asked to commit to a one-hour per month minimum contact during the school year. Sign up today!

November 28th: Negotiations Workshop – Join us for a panel discussion featuring UWW Alumni Negotiation Tactic experts. Then stay for the practice session immediately following. Test your skills (or develop some) in this hands-on workshop. Refreshments will be provided.  Tuesday, November 28. Hyland Hall room 2308. 5-7 pm.

February 6th – WIBI joins with SHRM to present “Professional Development Day.” Students from all majors and colleges are welcome to an Expert Panel Presentation on prepping for the Career Fair (2/13-15) and employment interviews. There will also be a resume workshop, so bring your resume!  Food will be provided. Hyland Hall room 2300. 5:15pm-6:30pm.

Would you like to get involved?

WIBI welcomes all students to join us and learn how, together, we can transform how business is done.

To learn more about WIBI or ask specific questions, contact of Dr. Rashiqa Kamal.

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