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Women and Manufacturing in the 21st Century

October 20, 2014 - Madison, WI

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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:

For more information on the board, mission and history of the Council, see About Us.

Status of Women

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.

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Women & Money
Wisconsin women - Real challenges - Real resources 



Share Your $tory
Real stories from Real Women
Saving for the future, paying off debt, achieving goals - managing your money isn’t easy, but you aren't alone!  Get inspired and inspire others with your successes and strategies.  Share Your $tories on our comment board.  It doesn’t matter if your goals or achievements are big or small – we want to hear from you!

Not sure where to start or need more inspiration?

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!

Retirement Toolkit
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


The Women's Council is proud to partner with 

Wisconsin Saves    

Nominate a Woman-Owned Business!

2016 Governor's Trailblazer Awards 

Nomination Form



Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Governor's Trailblazer Awards!


Visit the Trailblazer Homepage


2014 Trailblazers

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.

  • Highlights

  • Teen Dating Violence: A Resource and Prevention Toolkit
    From Alverno College. The Toolkit addresses FAQs, current research, risk factors, effects of teen dating violence, impacts of popular culture, action items, and resources for parents, teachers, community members, and teens.
  • State Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification
    The WBE certification ensures entities that chose to do business with women-owned businesses are confident that their reporting of dollars spent with WBEs will be verifiable and credible. Certified WBEs are eligible to be listed in the State of Wisconsin Directory of Women-Owned Businesses.
  • Find a Women's Fund
    Find a Women's Fund in your community! Wisconsin's Women's Funds empower all women, whether they have $5 or $5,000, to become philanthropists and participate in shaping the future of their communities.