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Governor's Trailblazer Award for Women in Business

Trail∑ blaz∑ er 
'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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2016 Governor's Trailblazer Awards 

Nomination Form


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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Past Award Winners

About the Awards & Sponsors 


Private sector businesses are key to our stateís job creation strategies. We are fortunate to have many women who have started a business and now employ their fellow Wisconsinites. I hope that these nominees can serve as role models to other women who are considering opening a business and creating jobs.  

Governor Scott Walker


Women-owned businesses are leading the way in our new economy,Ē said Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. ďAs our state regains its economic strength, itís critical that we recognize the leadership these women have demonstrated in running their own businesses and creating family-sustaining jobs. They are truly role models for taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to moving our state forward.

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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