​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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!

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. 

​​​Hmong Women's Story Cloth Exhibit

​​Pablo Center at the Confluence ​​| Now thru July 21, 2023 | Eau Claire

Together with The Hmong Institute, we are celebrating  the culture and heritage of Hmong women with a story cloth exhibit now on display at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire, WI. The exhibit is viewable on the third floor in the Orgel Wealth Management Atrium thru July 21, 2023. The Atrium is open to th​e public 10:00 am-2:00 pm Monday thru Friday or one hour before theatre events. The exhibit, Resiliency: Hmong Women's Mental Health Journeys During the COVID-19 Pandemic, features three story cloth quilt panels that were the culmination of an ethnographic and art therapy project to better understand the experiences of elder Hmong women during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The exhibit also features a poster with a QR code so viewers can watch an online video of interviews with the women who created the story cloths as they share some their experiences during the pandemic.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

​​Day of Awareness ​​| May 5, 2023 | Madison, WI


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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