​​​​​​​​​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

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

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.  Wisconsin Committee to​​ Celebrate the Centennial, Chaired by First Lady Kathy Evers (photo).

Women's Suffrage in Wisconsin

A Centennial Resource Guide



The African American teen birth rate of 47 births per 1,000 teens ages 15-19, is 1.5x the rate for Native American and Hispanic/Latina  teens in Wisconsin. 


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The Wisconsin Women's Council is a member of the Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance.  

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.