​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

family caregvers in Wisconsin provide an estimated $538 Million hours of unpaid care each year. 
Learn more​​ at http://wisconsincaregiver.org/​​


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: ​




of Wisconsin Circuit Court judicial seats are held by women - up from 19% in 2017 and 14% in 2005. Learn more Women in WI ​​Circuit Court 2019


click for the survey in: ENGLISH or SPANISH​ 
non-partisan | 100% anonymous​

Voice​s of Women in America | National Survey Project​ 
NOW through January 2020

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Please Share with other Wisconsin women.  

Help Share the Survey with Women Around Wisconsin!
Free Outreach Materials 

Printable Flyer Color.pdf | Printable Flyer BW.pdf

tent cards.pdf (printable and available on request while supplies last)

​Find the survey at: www.nacw.org​ or here at womenscouncil.wi.gov

Follow us on ​Facebook for posts​ and updated information @WIWomen

​About the Survey The National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW) is working with state women's commissions to reach as many women as possible, across the U.S., to participate in the Voices of Women in America survey.

NACW will collect all and analyze the data and develop a national report to be published in July 2020, in time for the Suffrage Centennial - the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  NACW will deliver the report to the President, Congress and the nation, outlining what the women of our country have told us are their concerns as women. 

As the Wisconsin state partner, the Women's Council will receive a copy of survey data submitted from women in our state, which can be analyzed separately to create a Wisconsin-specific report outlining what women in state highlight as their concerns. 

The National Association of Commissions for Women is non-partisan, 501(C)(3) organization representing the women’s advisory boards established by city, county and state governments across the country. These local commissions on the status of women were created specifically to advise their local governments on the concerns of women in their jurisdictions.

Survey responses are 100% anonymous.

Thank you to HVS Advertising-Marketing, Green Bay for donating graphic design and layout services. 

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Wisconsin Women You Should Know About 

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 early 2020.  Follow this page for updates.