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


Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, so for great information and resources about Wisconsin's history makers, check out Wisconsin Women Making History. And, follow the National Women’s History Museum on Facebook for highlights from our rich history.

Women's Council Turns 40!

The Wisconsin Women's Council celebrates our 40th Anniversary this year. Since 1983, we have been working to advance women's equality.



​​​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. 

​​Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
​​Day of Awareness ​​| May 5, 2022 | Madison, WI


Women in Elected Office in Wisconsin​​

State & Local Government

NEW! 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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