Next meeting of the
Wisconsin Women's Council

March 7, 2018 * 11:30-1:30
Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 328 NW
Madison, WI

Thank you to all the attendees who came out for lively and information filled community discussion and listening sessions on family caregiver needs, resources and programs.

With special thanks to co-hosts and sponsors: WI Dept. of Health Services, Office on Aging and Disability Resources, Respite Care Association of Wisconsin, and WisconSibs, Inc. and to our guest panelists Amie Bastian, Outagamie County Department of Health & Human Services, ADRC; Beth Belmore, Mosaic Family Health; Sue Coyle, Coyle Health Care Management & Consulting; Lisa Scheider, RCAW; and caregivers Ashley Baldwin and John Weyers.

Community Dialogue on Family Caregivers
Appleton - January 29, 2018

Press Release


2017 Marketplace award recipients, all categories
(certified women-, minority- and veteran-owned businesses)


Women's Council Member Karen Katz, Marketing Director at EO Johnson
(Wausau), accepts EO Johnson's Outstanding Large Business Award.


Congratulations to Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) on winning 2017 Marketplace Governor's Awards. 


Rising Star Award

  • Winner: Terra Translations LLC of Wauwatosa - WBE
  • Runner-Up: White Buffalo Trucking LLC of Seymour - WBE
  • Runner-Up: EFH Trucking LLC of Milwaukee – WBE   

Outstanding Large Business Award (More than 25 employees)

Outstanding Small Business Award (25 or fewer employees)

Nominations for the 2017 Governor's Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business are closed. Winners will be announced in Spring 2018. 

For more information on the Trailblazer Awards, go to:



The Women's Council is Wisconsin's statutory commission on the status of women and girls.

2018 Meeting Schedule
March 7 * June 6 * September 5 * December 5

The Women's Council Board meets quarterly. Meetings are typically held from 11:30 - 1:30 in the State Capitol, Madison, WI.

With a broad mandate, the agency's program agenda is set by a 15-member Women's Council appointed by the Governor, Senate President, Senate Majority Leader and Assembly Speaker.

2017-2018 AGENDA

Women and Family (Adult) Caregiving

with ongoing programs on

  • Women in STEM and Manufacturing
  • Women's Business Ownership
    • Governor's Trailblazer Awards
    • Research and programs
  • Financial Literacy for Women
    • MoneySavvy
  • Status of Women in Wisconsin
    • Fast Facts and other reporting
    • Women in Elected Office

For more information on the Board, mission and history of the Council, select "About" from the menu bar at the top of the page.

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