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Wisconsin Women in Government was founded in 1987 to celebrate and support the talented women who choose a career in government service. Each year, WWIG awards scholarships to women pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate study at any Wisconsin institution of higher education. Scholarships are also provided for young women to attend Badger Girls State and to the student elected Governor.


WWIG Alumni and Current Board Members at the 25th Annual Scholarship Recognition Banquet


February 3, 2016

Wisconsin Women in Government Seeks Nominations for Legacy and Rising Star Awards

MADISON – Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG), a statewide, bipartisan, non-profit organization, seeks nominations for awards that will recognize two outstanding women in careers interacting with public service.

Anyone is welcome to submit nominations for two awards: the “Legacy Award” and “Rising Star Award”. The “Legacy Award” will honor one woman who has made significant professional contributions throughout her career to local, state, and/or national government. The “Rising Star Award” will honor one woman who has been in her profession for 10 years or less, but has demonstrated excellence by making an extraordinary impact in her profession relative to her years of service. Eligible nominees for both awards are those with roles in local, state, and/or national government, including but not limited to elected officials, public employees, and those interacting with government through the private sector.

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January 19, 2016

Wisconsin Women in Government to Host Leadership Panel

MADISON – Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG), a statewide, bipartisan, non-profit organization, will host an upcoming women’s leadership panel.

The event, to be held to be held at the Pyle Center on Tuesday, February 9th, will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from a panel of experts who will share their experiences and advice. These leaders blend a layered and nuanced approach to navigating a rapidly changing workplace and marketplace in very visible organizations. Participants are encouraged to bring questions to facilitate a lively discussion.

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January 5, 2016

Wisconsin Women in Government to Host Speed Mentoring Event

MADISON – Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG), a statewide, bipartisan, non-profit organization, will host an upcoming speed mentoring event.

The event, to be held to be held at the Madison Club on Thursday, January 21st, will provide an opportunity for participants to strengthen their professional networking skills. Over the course of ten rounds, participants will be paired with each mentor for approximately 5 minutes to introduce themselves and discuss their professional goals and experiences. Participants are encouraged to bring business cards to facilitate additional follow up.

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