WWIG’s first virtual gala will be held April 14th.

 Wisconsin Women in Government is thrilled to be hosting our first-ever virtual Scholarship and Recognition Gala featuring Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, authors of New York Times Bestseller, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Irin Carmon is a journalist, the bestselling co-author of Notorious RBG, and a frequent speaker around the country. A New York magazine senior correspondent and on-air CNN contributor, she reports and comments on gender, politics, and the law. Carmon and her co-author were featured in the award-winning and Oscar nominated 2018 documentary RBG.

Shana Knizhnik is a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York City’s Criminal Defense Practice. Previously, she was a legal fellow at the ACLU of the District of Columbia. While a student at New York University School of Law, she created the Notorious RBG Tumblr, a feminist website dedicated to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her lifelong fight for equality and social justice. In 2015 she co-wrote the book Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with journalist Irin Carmon.
WWIG is a nonprofit organization best known for our work to provide scholarships to women hoping to pursue a career in public service. Each year, WWIG awards scholarships to young women to attend Badger Girls State and to women pursuing government-related undergraduate and post-graduate study at any Wisconsin institution of higher education. We are proud to also support women throughout their professional lives by working in cooperation with the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison to offer the “Women in Government Leadership Seminar.”
Our annual gala is the greatest contributor to these invaluable programs, and we’re hoping that 2020 will be our best year yet! We would like to thank all of our supporters for joining WWIG this and every year as we work to support women in government.


Inspiring Women in Government:
Supporting these women throughout the state prepares them for joining the professional workforce and building their careers. Whether it’s sponsoring an undergraduate or post-graduate at a Wisconsin institution of higher education, or sponsoring the WWIG Leadership Seminar, we are strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce.

For sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact info@wiscwomeningovernment.org.

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