​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

WI women belonging to minority racial & ethnic ​groups earn an average of $0.65 for every $1 earned by men - from a low of $0.56 for Hispanic women to $0.73 for Asian American women.Learn more

Women's Vote Centennial

On June 10, 1919, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  The Amendment was enacted in August 1920.  Learn what Wisconsin is doing to celebrate the centennial, visit: ​




Nearly half of current female County Board Supervisors in Wisconsin have been elected or appointed in the past four years! 


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

Your opinion is valuable.  ​

Please Participate.  

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.


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.

Women in WI County Gov 2019 update flyer.pdf