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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


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


Demographics of WI Women


Factsheet: Women in the Population

While Wisconsin's population remains less diverse than that of the US as a whole, the racial/ethnic mix is changing. This is particularly evident in the youth population.

FAST FACTS



67,000

women in WI between the ages of 15 and 50 (about 5.2%) had a birth in the previous 12 months (2017*). *most current Census data available

Family Caregiving


New: Governor's Task Force on Caregiving 

Executive Order   Press Release

If you are interested in applying for the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving, submit a cover letter and resume to govappointments@wisconsin.gov and indicate you are applying for the Caregiving Taskforce. 


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A SURVEY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES EMPLOYERS EXPERIENCE
AS THEY ADDRESS THE 
NEEDS OF EMPLOYEES WITH CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES

Click here for Full Report 

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.