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

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

Are You a Caregiver?

You are not alone! Nearly everyone will be a caregiver at some point in life. And nearly everyone will need a little help providing care.

START HERE with your local Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Caregiver resources (most free) are available in every Wisconsin county. Learn More  


3 out of 4
families headed by single mothers in the United States do not have enough income to meet their basic monthly expenses. Learn More 
Source: Institute for Women's Policy Research

Women in the 2019 WI State Legislature

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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.