1983    35 Years    2018

Legacy Poster


The Wisconsin Women's Council was established by Governor Tony Earl through Executive Order 5, issued February 1, 1983 (pictured above) and established in statute in 1983 Wisconsin Act 27.  It was preceded by the nonstatutory Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, which was created in 1964 and abolished in 1979. 

The Wisconsin Women's Council is governed by a 15-member board, including ten public members, the Governor or his or her designee, and four elected members of the State Senate and Assembly.  Board members serve 2-year terms, except for the Governor's Designee who serves a 4-year term and Assembly Members who serve board terms concurrent with their term in office.




Watch the Council's
25th Anniversary Tribute Video and hear about our history!

Council Members - past and present 
(click links for member lists)

  • Board Chairs

  • Governor's Designees

  • Executive Directors

  • Elected Officials

  • Public Members