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News & Events

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2021!

We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Women in Business Vicki Decker Scholarship. You can fill out the form below or download the PDF and email your application to Applications are due May 1, 2021.

Download Application PDF

Vicki Decker Scholarship

  • ON A SEPARATE SHEET, write a brief narrative explaining:
    1) your educational goals
    2) how this scholarship would help you achieve your goals
    3) the reasons you believe you should be chosen for this scholarship. You are encouraged to include any awards, accomplishments, positions held, or other recognitions you have received that would support what you describe in the narrative.

    Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2020. Email application to the WIB Scholarship Committee at, or mail to: WIB Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 264, Winona, MN 55987. Scholarship recipients may be invited to attend the June 18th Women In Business luncheon to receive recognition and a certificate.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, rtf.
February 13th, 2021|

Winona Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Will Kitchen, with Winona State and Christine Beech, with St. Mary’s University, will be speaking about their work developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Winona and the need to engage and recruit women into the process. They will also discuss their programs through the universities and how they impact entrepreneurship within the schools and communities.

Luncheon Date October 15, 2020 – Meeting will be a Zoom Invite sent early the week of by email.


September 28th, 2020|

2020 Vicki Decker Scholarship Presentation

Vicki Decker, Founding Chair of Women in Business, is the Career Services Director Emerita of Winona State University. Vicki has always been passionate about nurturing and promoting women, encouraging them to achieve their full potential. She has sponsored scholarships for women in aviation and for students to study abroad so they can expand their horizons. She has been a part of the Winona community since coming here for college. She has held professional offices at the state and national level and has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Vicki always says one of her most prized recognition’s was when she was honored by WIB with the scholarship and we are honored to have her at our June Zoom Luncheon to present our 2020 Scholarship Awards. Please join us to celebrate our recipients and network!

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM CDT
Zoom Meeting Information Coming Soon

Women In Business Luncheons – On Hold

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we have been unable to host our usual luncheons these past couple of months. Thank you for sticking with us through this time with your continued support! We will keep you updated on what we are doing and how we can modify our events to bring us together.