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Governor's Trailblazer Award for Women in Business

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'trAl-"blA-z&r'  noun  1. one that blazes a trail to guide others; 2. one that discovers a way; 3. a person that originated or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or new method or technical development.


About the Awards


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Nominate a Woman-Owned Business!

2016 Governor's Trailblazer Awards 

Deadline to submit: December 31, 2015


Past Award Winners

2014 Trailblazer Awards

Meet the 2014 Trailblazers

A.J. Wholesale Produce (Sheboygan)
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D & G Insulation, Inc. (Brookfield)
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DUECO, Inc. (Waukesha)
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InteriorLOGIC, Inc. (Madison)
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Laurel and Associates, Ltd. (Madison)
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Malone's Fine Sausage, Inc. (Milwaukee)
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Meetings and Incentives Worldwide, Inc. (Caledonia)
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Purple Door Ice Cream, LLC (Milwaukee)
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State Electric Supply (Janesville)

Stowell Associates, Inc. (Milwaukee)
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> Top Workplace in SE WI (2014) Award from the Journal Sentinel

The Tribute Companies, Inc. (Hartland)
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Zilli Hospitality Group (Waukesha)
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About the Awards & Sponsors 


The Trailblazer Awards are a great way to recognize Wisconsin women in business. Private sector businesses are key to job creation in our state.  Award nominees serve as role models in their communities, as well as to other women who are considering opening a business and creating jobs.  

Governor Scott Walker


We know women make the vast majority of household economic decisions, but we need to see women making more business decisions as owners and executives, using that same kitchen table common sense.These awards are an important opportunity to recognize the leaders and innovators who are on the front lines of the new, open economy, where growth happens organically and from the bottom up because men and women have the courage to step out and start new enterprises or to launch new product lines. 

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch 


2014 Trailblazers 
2014 Trailblazer Award Recipients

photo by Bruce Fritz Photography
2014 Bruce Fritz

Photo Album (2007-2012 Award Recipients)




 For more information, contact:


Christine Lidbury

Executive Director

phone: 608 / 266-2219

email: womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov 


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