​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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/​​


Governor Evers has proclaimed November as Wisconsin Family Caregiver Month. Celebrated each November, it is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers in Wisconsin and across the nation. 
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of respondents to the 2019 Wisconsin Caregiver Survey are female; 68% are age 45+; 66% have been caring for loved one for 5+ years; 70% are employed outside the home.   Learn more​


​The Governor's Task Force on Caregiving

The Task Force began meeting in October.  Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing strategies to attract and retain a strong direct care workforce.
  • Supporting families providing care for their loved ones through respite services and other supports.
  • Assessing compensation and fringe benefits for caregivers including ways to make healthcare affordable for the caregiving workforce through employer-sponsored plans, Medicaid buy-in plans, or other health insurance coverage options.
  • Establishing one or more registries of home care providers and developing a plan to provide referral or matching services for individuals in need of home care.
  • Developing a plan to implement recruitment and retention programs to expand the pool or providers.
  • Exploring and developing solutions, in collaboration with other relevant departments and agencies to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin.​
To sign up for the Task Force email list, and find information about meetings and members, visit the website at https://gtfc.wisconsin.gov

For additional information and resources on supporting families and providing care for their loved ones, visit  the Governor’s Taskforce on Caregivers at https://gtfc.wisconsin.gov and the W​​isconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFCSA) at http://wisconsincaregiver.org/alliance.

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Voice​s of Women in America | National Survey Project​ 
NOW through December 31, 2019

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Your opinion is valuable.  ​

Take the survey in: 
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Please Share with other Wisconsin women.  

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

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


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.

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