​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 & Caregiving

Women are the majority of family caregivers to spouses, parents, friends, neighbors, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other loved adults. Learn more


Women's Vote Centennial

On June 10, 1919, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  The Amendment was enacted in August 1920.  Learn what Wisconsin is doing to celebrate the centennial, visit: ​




Percent of Employers identifing caregiving for older adults as an increasingly important issue in the next five years  Learn more​

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QUICK!  Nominate​ today before it's too late!

​Thank You  for Being A Friend Award:   

Recognizing those who support You, the Family Caregiver

One winner will be selected form each category: 

•       Supportive Employer

•       Supportive Agency

•       Supportive Individual


Family caregivers may nominate a person, agency, employer that has had a significant impact on them. 'Thank You for Being A Friend' award honors a notable individual, agency, employer who made a significant impact in a family caregiver's day, week, year, or life!


Family Caregivers, is there someone - such as friend, neighbor, family member, doctor, nurse, care worker, or employer - that has made a significant impact on your role as a caregiver?  Maybe someone finally asked how you are doing and whether or not you have the supports you need?  Maybe someone offered to care for your loved one so you could get some sleep and it meant the world to you?  The Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance wants to recognize and honor those that support you, the family caregiver. 


OnlineClick here to complete a Nomination Form 

On paper: Click Here to download a hard copy to complete and email it back to us at wfacsa@gmail.com.


September 15, 2019. Nominations by mail must be postmarked by September 15, 2019. 


Winners will be recognized at the 2019 Self Determination Conference, October 15, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in the Wisconsin Dells. Event attendance is not required to receive an award. 

Nominations will be reviewed by the WFACSA Steering Committee based on the impact as identified by the family caregiver/nominator.  (The Conference Planning Committee reserves the right to present none or multiple awards in any of the categories. Decisions by WFACSA are final.​)


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 offered biennially. Click here for more information on award categories and how to nominate a Trailblazer. The next award program will be offered in Spring 2020, with nominations accepted started in Fall 2019.  Follow this page for updates.