Next Meeting of the Wisconsin Women's Council 

September 5, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 328NW, Madison, WI

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DID YOU KNOW ...  July marks the 97th Anniversary of women gaining the right to be appointed, run for or hold political office in Wisconsin. 

In 1921, Wisconsin enacted the first Equal Rights Bill in the United States.


Wisconsin Statutes § 766.97

Equal rights; common law disabilities.


766.97(1)(1) Women and men have the same rights and privileges under the law in the exercise of suffrage, freedom of contract, choice of residence, jury service, holding office, holding and conveying property, care and custody of children and in all other respects. The various courts and executive and administrative officers shall construe the statutes so that words importing one gender extend and may be applied to either gender consistent with the manifest intent of the legislature. The courts and executive and administrative officers shall make all necessary rules and provisions to carry out the intent and purpose of this subsection.

Original text, Wisconsin Statutes § 529, Section 1, creating a new section 6.015. Published July 11, 1921.


Learn more at: Wisconsin Women Roared into Elected Office in the 1920s 


to the recipient's of Wisconsin's
2018 Governor’s Trailblazer Awards
for Women in Business

Press Release:
Governor Walker Honors 17 Female Business Leaders at 2018 Trailblazer Awards Ceremony


Next meeting of the
Wisconsin Women's Council

May 23, 2018 * 11:00-1:00
Wisconsin Department of Administration
101 E Wilson St, Madison, WI

Agenda (coming soon)

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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.

   Next Meeting of the
   Wisconsin Women's Council

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018
    Wisconsin State Capitol

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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