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Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin is part of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities that are each independently run. The campus in Mequon, Wisconsin, serves approximately 6,000 students, includes six academic schools, offers more than 70 majors/programs, has a 90% job placement rate, and 40% of its traditional students identify as Lutheran.

The Women's Leadership Institute (WLI) celebrates twenty years as an institute of Concordia University Wisconsin. WLI's mission is to educate, encourage and embolden Christian women for exemplary leadership with in-person conferences, workshops, and the new Growing Together Mentoring Program.

Primary Focus Area: Women's Leadership Institute

Requesting Funding for "Women's Leadership Institute's Online Mentoring Community"

Program Budget: $29,345

Operating Budget: $115,857,079

Lutheran Affiliation: LCMS

Programs: In 2021, WLI launched an ongoing mentoring workshop to foster fruitful conversations within congregations. WLI would like to expand the program's reach by developing an online platform to train more workshop facilitators and mentors and create a platform that fosters an online mentoring community for Christian women. Facilitators who go through this training can lead congregational workshops both locally and nationally. Plans include connecting female church workers with new church work students in mentoring relationships. Topic-specific online circles will include an Intergenerational Christian Women's Mentoring Circle and a Christian Professional Mentoring Circle. WLI plans to use Mighty Network for the online mentoring program.

Who is Served: WLI primarily serves Lutheran and Christian women who desire to step out and make a difference in the church and the world. The online mentor training and mentoring opportunities will reach the WLI network of 500 women as well as Concordia faculty, staff, and alumni.

Location: 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097


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