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


Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

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


For the third year, the Wisconsin Women’s Council is sponsoring and supporting Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Day of Awareness event on Tuesday, May 7th at the State Capitol. In collaboration with Waking Women Healing Institute, Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Wisconsin MMIW Task Force, and Maeqtekuahkihkiw Metaemohsak - Woodland Women, the event is an opportunity to learn and hear testimony from survivors, families, and loved ones about the impact of the MMIWG endemic. Join us to support and stand with them in healing on:

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Outside the State Capitol (at the State Street steps)​

This event promotes support and healing by bringing awareness and testimony to the truths of Indigenous people and the violence Native women and girls experience. Violence against Native women and girls is an under-reported problem in Wisconsin, and throughout the U.S., and cases are often misclassified or there is confusion about jurisdiction. Accurate data protocols are needed to improve data collection and tracking information. The MMIWG Day of Awareness sheds light on these issues and supports the ongoing efforts to improve the response of social service organizations, examine the roles federal, state, and tribal jurisdictions play, and improve and implement robust data collection and reporting methods.

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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