The Wisconsin Women's Council is appointed by the Governor and Legislative Leaders.
The Womenís Council is Wisconsinís statutory commission on the status of women and girls. Established in 1983, the Council promotes initiatives that empower women, serves as a clearinghouse for information on the status of women in the state, conducts independent research, and promotes unique partnerships to further women's economic and social equality and improve this state's tax base and economy. The 15-member Womenís Council is appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders.
The mission of the Wisconsin Women's Council is to enhance the ability of all Wisconsin women to participate fully in all aspects of life. Wis. Stats. 16.01.
There is created a women's council which is attached to the department of administration under s. 15.03. The council shall consist of 15 members. Except as provided in par. (c), all members shall be appointed for staggered 2-year terms.
The council consists of the following members:
Assembly member's and governor's terms. Each member of the assembly serving on the council shall serve for the period of his or her term in office. The governor or his or her designee serving on the council shall serve a 4-year term.
The women's council shall [s16.01]:
All state agencies, including the University of Wisconsin System and the technical college system, shall fully cooperate with and assist the women's council. To that end, a representative of a state agency shall, upon request by the women's council:
In this section, "agency" means any office, department, agency, institution of higher education, association, society or other body in state government created or authorized to be created by the constitution or any law which is entitled to expend moneys appropriated by law, including the legislature and the courts, and any authority created under ch. 231, 233 or 234.