The Women's Council is Wisconsin's statutory
commission on the status of women and girls.
With a broad mandate, the agency's program agenda is set by a 15-member Women's Council appointed by the Governor and Legislative Leaders. The 2013-2014 agenda is focused on:
- Women & Money
empowering women through financial awareness and education
financial literacy programs & resources
- Women's Business Ownership
outreach and advocacy
- Status of Women - research
For more information on the board, mission and history of the Council,
see About Us.
FAST FACTS on the Status of Women
New Infographic: Struggline to Reach the Finish Line
Many women start post-secondary education but do not earn a degree.
Women & Money
Wisconsin women - Real challenges - Real resources
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New! Managing Your Money Checklists
Guidance from Experts to learn your money strengths, challenges, and opportunities and connect you to the resources you want and need.
Want to get a handle on your Savings? Debt? Retirement? Select a checklist by topic and learn about your financial challenges and opportunities, set goals, and find resources. Before you know it you will be on your way to a more secure financial future!
From the three federal agencies involved in key elements of your retirement planning and security: the Department of Labor, the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
"When women have the tools to better understand how to make, save, grow and manage their own money, they are empowered to move from dependency to freedom in all aspects of their lives. That freedom offers the flexibility and opportunity to fully participate as engines of a vital, growing Wisconsin economy." Mary Jo Baas, Women's Council Chair
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2016 Governor's Trailblazer Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Governor's Trailblazer Awards!
Visit the Trailblazer Homepage
photo by Bruce Fritz Photography
Ó 2014 Bruce Fritz
Special thanks to Cricket Design Works for developing the Wisconsin Women's Council logo and 30th Anniversary Logo, as well as for providing graphic design and consulting services on a variety of Women's Council programs and publications.