​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


America's Heros

THANK YOU! to the women and men working tirelessly on the frontlines battling COVID-19 and keeping essential businesses and services going across Wisconsin.



of 3.3 Mil​lion Registered Nurses
in the United States are women.​

​March is Women's History Month

Following his remarks, Governor Earl invited women from the state ​legislature and his administration to join him for the signing. Pictured from left to right:
1. Senator Susan Engeleiter; 2. Senator Peggy Rosen​zweig; 3. Deputy Secretary Eileen Mershart (Department of Revenue); 4. Secretary Doris Hanson (Department of Administration); 5. Representative Barb Gronemus; 6. Representative Mary Lou Munts; 7. Representative Sharon 
Metz; 8. Representative Barb Ulichny; 9. Representative Marcia P. Coggs; 10. Secretary Linda Reivitz (Department of Health and Social Services); 11. Representative Lolita Schneiders; 12. Roberta Gassman (Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor). Wisconsin Historical Society, Image 105289.​

​Women's Council's 25th Anniversary Tribute Video

Hear about the Council's beginnings and early works from Governors Earl and Doyle and other leading figures in the Women's Council's history. ​​

Program Spotlight

TB Logo generic sm.jpg  Wisconsin's Governor's Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business

The Governor’s Trailblazer Awards celebrate women's long history of entrepreneurship and deep roots in Wisconsin's broader business community.  The Awards recognize the success of women business owners whose work has carved a path for women business owners today.  

Since 2007, more than 80 women, across 32 Wisconsin counties, have been recognized with a Governor's Trailblazer Award for Women in Business. These Trailblazers come from across Wisconsin, representing businesses large and small and a wide range of industries.  

Awards are currently postponed. Additional information will be provided as available. Follow this page for updates.