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The Women's Council promotes initiatves 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


66%
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


New Factsheet


2019 brings the largest cohort of women in the Wisconsin State Legislature in nearly two decades.  

Women in the WI Legislature, 2019,


Following the November 2018 General Election

FAST FACTS on WI Women


41%
The share of seats in the Governor''s Cabinet held by women has grown from 19% in 1997 to 41% in 2017.  Learn more.pdf

 Caregiving


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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.