through 12/31/15 

Nominate a woman-owned business today!

Click here for award and nomination information



New! From the Women's Council and the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls.

Moving Wisconsin Forward, 2015: An Analysis of Women and Elected Office in Wisconsin
Updated Statistics and 10-Year Trends

The report covers nearly 14,000 elected offices across Wisconsin state and local governments. This report is the third in a series benchmarking women serving in elected office across Wisconsin. 

In 2015, women hold 23% of elected offices, up from 20% in 2005. Despite a modest 3% growth rate, there was a nearly 10% increase in the total number of women holding elected office across the state (2,800 to 3,100). 

Learn more! Click her for the Full Report.


Human Trafficking


Wisconsin Information and Resources 
from the Office of Crime Victim Services, WI DOJ


National Human Trafficking Resource Center


1 (888) 373-7888

  Call for help or to report a tip 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.




Building Resources for Hope
Program and Film Screening

Click here for Program Materials


Wanted:  Local Heroes

If your organization offers services that might help a trafficked person, register with the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) so that victims of human trafficking can find the local help they need.

The NHTRC strives to provide survivors, advocates, law enforcement, and communities with local referrals to meet their unique needs in a given area.

The Wisconsin Crime Victims Council and the Wisconsin Women's Council are collaborating with the NHTRC to build up the Wisconsin referral directory used by the NHTRC Hotline.  If you know of an organization that should be listed in the hotline directory, email the Women's Council at womenscouncil@wi.gov and let us know!

Apply to be listed in the hotline directory as a Wisconsin resource 

Hotline FAQs 

Guidelines & Expectations for Inclusion 

What to expect when you call the NHTRC Hotline 

Need help registering?  Contact the WI Regional Program Specialist

or contact us at womenscouncil@wi.gov 




Did you hear? 
The Women's Community in Wausau has announced it received 2-3 year funding to hire a full-time human trafficking coordinator!  


Community Dialogue on Human Trafficking
Wausau, WI (June 2015)  program materials


Have you seen the Billboards?  

There are two billboards in June and July on Grand Avenue in Wausau near Kent Street. One faces southbound traffic, the other northbound traffic. The billboards, which will be up for 4 weeks, are estimated to be seen 60,000 times a week.



Inaugural Recipients of ConnectWI

Recognition Program Announced!

Press Release  (7/15/15)



  • City of Appleton
  • City of Eau Claire
  • City of River Falls
  • City of Waupaca
  • Village of DeForest
  • Village of Kronenwetter
  • Village of Weston

These seven Wisconsin municipalities applied and were awarded ConnectWI designation for providing easy access to online information on local public officials and open meetings.Connect WI was established to shine a spotlight and promote promising practices in website transparency from local governments across Wisconsin.  

Get on the Map!  ConnectWI recognized local governments, by County.

A new program from the Wisconsin Women’s Council, in partnership with the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association.  Learn more.



The Women's Council is Wisconsin's statutory commission on the status of women and girls.

Next meeting of the Women's Council

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
11:30AM * State Capitol, Room 375NW

more info will be available closer to the meeting date

With a broad mandate, the agency's program agenda is set by a 15-member Women's Council appointed by the Governor and Legislative Leaders. The 2015-2016 agenda is focused on:


Human Trafficking
the Council is undertaking this new priority work for 2015-2016


Women in Non-Traditional Occupations
& Women in Manufacturing
the Council is undertaking this new priority work for 2015-2016


Ongoing programs include

Women's Business Ownership
programs, resources and best practices 

Financial Literacy for Women
programs, resources and best practices 

Status of Women

For more information on the board, mission and history of the Council, see About Us.

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    2016 Governor's Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business. Click here for forms & info about the awards and past winners!
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