IWL's Inaugural Gala

IWL's Spring Inaugural Gala | March 8, 2022

THANK YOU! for celebrating International Women's Day & the foundational few years of Marquette's Institute for Women's Leadership at our inaugural gala!

It was a fantastic event made more special by all of the guests. To continue to celebrate and further demonstrate your support of IWL's mission and vision, please reachout—sign-up for our mailing list, follow us on social media, consider donating by selecting "Institute for Women's Leadership...Fund" here.

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IWL's Spring Gala | March 8, 2022

Join us to celebrate "Women of Strength" and International Women's Day 2022 wherever you are! This event invites our community benefactors to learn about the fantastic research and programming that IWL has funded in its first two years. Virtual attendees will join via livestream and receive a set of IWL greeting cards along with the IWL Gala program as a thank you gift.

Join us to celebrate the inspiring work, research, and collaborations from the first two-and-a-half years of Marquette’s Institute for Women’s Leadership! The evening will honor strong women on campus and in the community who advance women’s leadership—including students, faculty, staff, community partners, supporters, and allies.

New York-based CEO and Entrepreneur Freida Rothman will join us in-person for a fireside chat with IWL Director Andrea Schneider to discuss her global “Women of Strength” campaign during this celebratory evening. IWL will host an exclusive trunk show featuring Freida Rothman’s launch of her 2022 line honoring women leaders, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting IWL’s ongoing work.

Sponsor IWL's Inaugural Gala!

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Proceeds from your sponsorship go toward supporting IWL research and programming. Over the last year, IWL invested over $100k in research and innovative programming to support, lead, engage, inspire, and transform women's leadership. Join us and see how your sponsorship makes a difference!

To be recognized as a sponsor for IWL’s Inaugural Gala, please complete this sponsor pledge form.

Questions can be sent to IWL Director Andrea Schneider or IWL Coordinator Sarah Camp.

Payments will be arranged by IWL Coordinator Sarah Camp after receipt of your pledge form.

Click HERE to pledge sponsorship to this event.


Click below to view the photo gallery for IWL's Inaugural Gala

Gala Photo Gallery

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Hon. Janine P. Geske

  • Joanna M. Bauza

  • Amy Ford Souders

  • Peggy Troy

  • Dr. Janis M. Orlowski

  • Nancy Hernandez

  • Kelly McShane

  • Chris Woleske

Thank You To Our Growing List of Sponsors!

Engage-Level Sponsors:



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Lead-Level Sponsors:

  • Andrus Intellectual Property Law, LLP
  • Baird
  • Deloitte
  • gener8tor
  • Johnson Financial Group
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Center for the Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine
  • Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Milwaukee Women inc
  • Molson Coors
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Professional Dimensions
  • PwC
  • Town Bank, NA
  • von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
  • We Energies Foundation

Last but Not Least, a Shoutout to Our Support-Level Sponsors, Thank You!

A special Thank You to Our Gala Steering Committee!

  • Peggy Armstrong
  • Krista Brookman
  • Patty Cadorin
  • Laurie C. Frey
  • Margo Loebl
  • Molly Madonia 

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out this sponsorship pledge form and contact Sarah Camp with any questions.