​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Women's Council promotes initiatives to empower women, serves as a clearinghouse for information on programs and resources, conducts research on the status of women, and engages in unique partnerships to address barriers and inequalities affecting Wisconsin women. The Women's Council is comprised of 15 members appointed by the Governor and Legislative leaders.


2021-23 Biennial Report

The Wisconsin Women's Council has released our 2021-2023 Biennial Report. Check it out here​ to learn more about our work over the past two years and our 40th Anniversary year!

Women's Council Turns 40!

Last year, the Wisconsin Women's Council reached a milestone - we celebrated our 40th Anniversary!
 Since 1983, we have been working to advance women's equality and economic security.



​​​Babies born to Black mothers die at a rate more than twice (10.8 per 1,000 births) the rate for white babies (4.6 ​per 1,000 births) in the U.S.​ Learn more​ ​about this issue and efforts to improve outcomes. 


Money Smart Wisconsin Week - Wome​n's Council Webinar Series

​In Wisconsin, the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy and Capability, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), is spearheading the Money Smart Wisconsin campaign along with many volunteers and organizations throughout the state. 

The Women's Council is part of this coalition, and during that week, we are hosting two FREE public webinars focused on providing education about women's economic security. ​


Monday, April 8, 2024 at Noon - Webinar 1: Financial Empowerment for Women
This webinar will encourage women to evaluate their relationship with money and take the first step toward more proactively managing their investments. The presentation highlights the red flags of investment fraud, outlines how to investigate before investing and offers tips and tricks to face any financial transition with confidence.
Leslie Van Buskirk - Administrator, Division of Securities at the Dept. of Financial Institutions
Lindsey Fedler - Staff Attorney, Division of Securities at the Dept. of Financial Institutions

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! At Noon on Monday, April 8, just follow this link to join the Teams Live event.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at Noon - Webinar 2: Women's Economic Security in Retirement & Aging 
This webinar will look at how women are faring with being financial ready and secure in retirement and how to meet their financial needs as they get older. Issues of pay equity, wage gaps, wealth gaps, and time away from the workforce all contribute to retirement savings gaps and women experiencing economic insecurity in their golden years. Tune into this webinar to learn more about the issues and what can be done about them!
Dr. Katie Fitzpatrick - Associate Professor of Consumer Science, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology and the Retirement and Disability Research Center
Grace Trewartha - Financial Coach and Founder & CEO, Live Beneath Your Means, LLC

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! At Noon on Tuesday, April 9, just follow this​ link to join the Teams Live event.


Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

​​Day of Awareness ​​| Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | Madison, WI


Women in Elected Office in Wisconsin​​

State & Local Government

 Statistics on Women in Local Government
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Timeline of Women in Elected Office in WI
State & Federal Offices
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