Aug
26
5:00 pm17:00

Women's Equality Day Celebration 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The Wisconsin Women's Network Annual Women's Equality Day Celebration will take place on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club!

Here are the details of this year's celebration:

Women's Equality Day Celebration
Forward Women Building Bridges
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club
1 W. Dayton Street, Madison

We will be joined by powerful and inspiring women leaders from across the state as we honor 95 years of women's suffrage in the U.S. and look together towards a future of full equality for all. Mark your calendars for a fantastic evening of entertainment, appetizers, and bidding on fabulous silent auction items! 

Stand Up for Women by Sponsoring Women's Equality Day!

Help support a united movement to promote the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin through a generous sponsorship of Women's Equality Day! All sponsorships of $100 or more that are received by Wednesday, July 15 will be listed on our official event invitation.

WWN's Women's Equality Day Celebration is our only fundraising event of the year and we rely on your generous support to turn many voices into a united network. Please consider a tax-deductible sponsorship of this event at $500, $250, or $100 level. Simply mail back our sponsorship form.

**All sponsors will be listed on our website. Sponsorships of $100 or more that are received by Wednesday, July 15 will be listed on our official event invitation. Sponsors at the $50 level or higher will be listed on our event program. Suggested donation of $25 at the door; all contributions greatly appreciated. Special reduced WWN memberships also available at the door.

Thank you again for your continued support of the Network! We look forward to seeing you on August 26th, and to serving Wisconsin's women for another 36 years and beyond!

Aug
3
12:00 pm12:00

August "Women on Topic Brown Bag: Voter Photo I.D. in Wisconsin

  • DreamBank

After being blocked through 9 Wisconsin elections, Voter I.D. is now in effect in Wisconsin. Women, minorities, older adults, and people with disabilities may experience unique challenges obtaining the proper identification. What are the potential unintended consequences of the law and how can we help ensure that every eligible citizen has the opportunity to vote? These questions and more will be discussed with representatives of organizations working on voter i.d. outreach and education: Andrea Kaminski, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin; Kristen Hansen, ACLU of Wisconsin; Kit Kerschensteiner, Disability Rights Wisconsin. Learn how you can help raise awareness about these issues and work in your community to GOTV!

May
6
5:00 pm17:00

May Feminism on Tap - Madison

  • Paisan's Restaurant

Join the Wisconsin Women's Network and your favorite feminists at Paisan's for May's Feminism on Tap. Come hear what the Network is up to and how you can become involved! 

May
4
12:00 pm12:00

May "Women on Topic" Brown Bag: Harness the Power of Your LinkedIn Network

  • DreamBank

Being ON LinkedIn isn't enough. You need to proactively implement a strategy for using the platform in order to see results. During our time together, we will discuss a number of easy to implement strategies for growing and engaging your network of clients, prospects and referral partners. You will leave with actionable steps that you can do in 15 minutes a day to harness the power of your LinkedIn network.

Cathy Yerges is a LinkedIn trainer and social media consultant. She founded BG3 LLC to help professionals engage with their clients and build relationships with their prospects. BG3 is based in Madison, Wisconsin and helps companies grow their business three ways; through social media, email marketing and LinkedIn lead generation. To learn more, visit us at BG3LLC.com.

Apr
30
5:30 pm17:30

Mentorship Program Networking Event

  • The University Club

Join the Wisconsin Women's Network and successful women from across Madison for a night of professional networking! Meet the mentors and students participating in the WWN Mentorship Program as you enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks. A cash bar will also be available. 

April "Women on Topic" Brown Bag: "Underpaid & Overloaded: Challenges Facing Working Women & Their Families"
Apr
13
12:00 pm12:00

April "Women on Topic" Brown Bag: "Underpaid & Overloaded: Challenges Facing Working Women & Their Families"

  • DreamBank

Monday, April 13: Join WWN and 9to5 Wisconsin's Chapter Director Martha De La Rosa for a discussion about workplace equality issues in Wisconsin, including equal pay, paid leave and the Fight for $15 campaign.  We will meet at the DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney Street, Madison at Noon - 1:00 pm.  See our Facebook event page to register. 

Feb
2
12:00 pm12:00

February "Women on Topic" Brown Bag: Lower Your Energy Bills and Save Money!

Mark your calendar for our February 2 “Women on Topic” Brown Bag! 

Learn how to stay warm this winter and save money! Annette Miller, Emerging Markets and Community Development Manager for Madison Gas and Electric, will share timely information that can help better control and potentially lower your utility bills. Attendees will receive a complimentary “conservation kit” filled with tools to help you start saving energy right away, including compact fluorescent light bulbs, plastic window covers, a low flow water faucet aerator, and more! 

Annette Miller has a background in both state and city government, working in policy, budget and project management as well as working in Madison’s neighborhoods to advance community building initiatives. Her current role at Madison Gas and Electric focuses on building partnerships and connecting as it relates to energy, sustainability, and inclusion. 

The February Brown Bag will take place Noon - 1:00 pm at the DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney Street, Madison, WI 53703.

All “Women on Topic” Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members. Non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to join the WWN or to give a small donation at the door in support of the series.


 

Aug
26
5:00 pm17:00

Women's Equality Day Celebration

  • Cooper's Tavern

The Wisconsin Women’s Network’s Annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration will take place on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Cooper's Tavern on the Square in Madison!

Here are the details of this year’s celebration: 

Women's Equality Day Celebration
Wisconsin Women's Network:  
Connecting Women and Changing Lives for 35 Years

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Cooper's Tavern on the Square
20 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI

We will be joined by powerful and inspiring women leaders from across the state as we honor 94 years of women’s suffrage in the U.S. and look together towards a future of full equality for all. Mark your calendars for a fantastic evening of entertainment, appetizers, and bidding on fabulous silent auction items! Look for more details closer to the event. 

Stand Up for Women by Sponsoring Women's Equality Day!

Help support a united movement to advance the status of women and girls in Wisconsin through a  generous sponsorship of Women’s Equality Day!  All sponsorships of $100 or more that are received by Tuesday, July 15 will be listed on our official event invitation. 
 
WWN's Women's Equality Day Celebration is our only fundraising event of the year and we rely on your generous support to turn many voices into a united network. Please consider a tax-deductible sponsorship of this event at the $500, $250, or $100 level.  Simply mail back our sponsorship form

 **All sponsors will be listed on our website. Sponsorships of $100 or more that are received by Tuesday, July 15 will be listed on our official event invitation. Sponsors at the $50 level or higher will be listed in our event program. Suggested donation of $25 at the door; all contributions greatly appreciated. Special reduced WWN memberships also available at the door. 

Thank you again for your continued support of the Network! We look forward to seeing you on August 26th, and to serving Wisconsin's women for another 35 years and beyond!

May
7
5:00 pm17:00

May Feminism on Tap-Madison

  • Shamrock Bar & Grille

Join us for a spring Feminism on Tap hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. We'll be heading to the Shamrock Bar & Grille to mix and mingle with women's issue advocates and talk about our spring outreach plans. Whether you're a volunteer, supporter, donor, or someone looking to get involved, come by and enjoy some drink specials from our newly renovated venue. 

Feminism on Tap is a monthly happy hour in Madison happening the first Wednesday of each month. The happy hour rotates in its hosts and venues and is a collaboration of Wisconsin Women's NetworkWisconsin National Organization for WomenNARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin9to5 Wisconsin, and Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI.

Invite your friends!

May
5
12:00 pm12:00

May Brown Bag: Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft

Join us for the May "Women on Topic" Brown Bag! This month, we will discuss how to identify and prevent scams, fraud, and identity theft targeted at women, the elderly, and businesses.

Leading the discussion will be Kimberly Hazen, Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau, as well as Shawn Diaz, Agency Liaison at the Office of Privacy Protection. Stay tuned for additional details! 

The May Brown Bag will take place in the WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison. 

All "Women on Topic" Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members. Non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to join the WWN at a reduced rate, or to give a small donation at any level at the door in support of the series. 

Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series? Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.

Apr
24
6:00 pm18:00

WWN Mentorship Program Networking Event

  • Hyatt Place Hotel

Join us for our first Wisconsin Women's Network hosting Mentorship Program networking event! 

Our mentors and students from the Mentorship Program will be joined by WWN board members and professional women from across the Madison community. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages will be served; a cash bar will also be available.  

Stay tuned for more details!

Apr
21
Jul 1

Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute: Applications Out!

Apply for the 2015-2016 session of the Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute!  Applications are due on July 1st.  Check our website and Facebook for more info and updates, or email us at any time!

The Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute trains women to become advocates in their communities and to navigate Wisconsin's legislative and administrative rules processes in order to advance legislation and improve the lives of women and girls in Wisconsin.

For our 2015-16 Institute, the Wisconsin Women's Network will recruit up to 12 women to be organized into teams; these teams, paired with a Mentor, will research and draft legislation on a topic of their choosing.  Training will take place over the course of four months at day-long retreats held in Madison.  The schedule is as follows:

August 26th, 2015: Half-day retreat, followed by networking at the WWN Women's Equality Day Celebration

October 16 & 17, 2015: Two full days of training

December 11 & 12, 2015:  Two full days of training

January 22 & 23, 2016:  Two full days of training

March 18 & 19, 2016:  Two full days of training
 

Apr
7
12:00 pm12:00

April Brown Bag: Abortion, the State, and Public Shaming through the Centuries

  • Center for Change

Join us for the April "Women on Topic" Brown Bag lunch! Gender historian Natalie Deibel will present an interactive talk entitled "The Fruit of her Womb: Abortion, the State, and Public Shaming through the Centuries." This talk will investigate the striking legal and cultural similarities between seventeenth-century England and today's United States. Following her presentation, Natalie will lead a group-wide discussion focusing on the importance of history in modern feminism and how we can change the legal and cultural discourse surrounding maternal choice.

Natalie Deibel is a recent transplant from Washington, D.C. to Madison, where she has become active in NOW, NARAL, the WWN, and the Dane County League of Women Voters. She received her Master's degree and Master's of Philosophy in Gender and Sexuality History from George Washington University; through her program, she conducted research in archives and libraries in both the United Kingdom and the U.S. A lifelong teacher of students of all ages, she is eager to expand her non-profit and activist work while fighting for gender equality.

The April Brown Bag will take place in the WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison. 

All "Women on Topic" Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members. Non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to join the WWN at a reduced rate, or to give a small donation at any level at the door in support of the series. 

Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series? Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.

Mar
27
5:00 pm17:00

March Feminism on Tap--Milwaukee

  • Best Friendz Klubhouse

Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin9to5 WisconsinNARAL Pro-Choice WisconsinEmerge Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Women's Network for our monthly happy hour gathering of feminists!

This month's event will be hosted by the Reproductive Justice Collective and will have a spoken word artist, as well as an introduction to reproductive justice and the Collective's work. We'll also discuss current policies that are hurting women and how YOU can get involved to stop them!

Mar
6
4:00 pm16:00

Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Initiative Data Release

  • Department of Financial Institutions

The Wisconsin Women’s Network is pleased to announce the release of an update to the Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Index. Continuing our partnership with Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) and the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, we have updated our comprehensive report—an index that measures the income that older adults require to meet their basic needs and age in place with dignity—to include data from 2013.

We invite you to join us, along with GWAAR, at a media event on March 6th to officially release the updated report and research. We also invite you to become a WiEESI coalition member as we use the new data to offer concrete tools to shape public policies and programs to promote the economic well-being of elders.

This event will be graciously hosted by the Department of Financial Institutions at 201 W. Washington Avenue in the First Floor Conference Room.  

Be sure to check out more information on WiEESI, and RSVP on our Facebook event page. 

Mar
5
5:00 pm17:00

March "Feminism on Tap" in Madison!

  • Tempest Oyster Bar

Madison's feminist community is gathering once again for our monthly Feminism on Tap event! Drinks, snacks, and good company will abound.  Feminism on Tap is brought to you by Planned Parenthood of WI, NARAL Pro-Choice WI, the Wisconsin Women's Network, Madison NOW, and 9to5 Wisconsin.

This month, FoT will be hosted by NOW at Tempest Oyster Bar at 120 East Wilson Street in Madison.  You can RSVP via email or on our Facebook event page!

 

Mar
3
12:00 pm12:00

"Women on Topic" Brown Bag

Join us for the March "Women on Topic" Brown Bag! Nancy Graham from Women's International League for Peace and Freedom will give us the history of International Women's Day, it's relevance, and a bit of women's history in the US.  She'll also talk about the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the great work they are doing! RSVP at our Facebook event page.

Please note: this and all subsequent Brown Bags will be held on the first MONDAY of the month. Same time, same place:

612 W. Main Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703

Feb
5
5:00 pm17:00

February Feminism on Tap

Ease into 2014 with your fabulous feminist pals at February's Feminism on Tap in Madison! This month's FoT is hosted by the Wisconsin Women's Network. They'll be joined by Planned Parenthood Advocates of WisconsinNARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin9to5 Wisconsin and Wisconsin National Organization for Women

You know the drill by now: women's rights advocates and other community members can join in for happy hour food and drink specials plus the opportunity to mingle, support one another, develop ideas for collaboration, and discuss local efforts to advance women and girls in Wisconsin. Don't miss out! And be sure to like the Feminism on Tap Facebook page!

Feb
4
12:00 pm12:00

February "Women on Topic" Brown Bag

Join us for the next WWN "Women on Topic" Brown Bag discussion on Tuesday, February 4th! The February Brown will be led by Katherine Charek Briggs, Assistant Director of the LGBT Campus Center of UW-Madison.

Katherine has an MA in Gender Studies and an MS in Information Studies from UT-Austin. Their work at UW is centered on leadership programming, trans advocacy, and information services and they have presented at regional and national conferences.

The mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Campus Center is to strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus community for LGBTQ and allied students by eliminating heterosexism, homophobia, and gender identity oppression. The LGBT Campus Center's goal is to provide the services and resources necessary to meet the social, emotional, academic and cultural needs of LGBTQ students. 

The February Brown Bag will take place in the WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison. 

All "Women on Topic" Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members. Non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to join the WWN as reduced brown bag rates, or to give a small donation at any level at the door in support of the series. 

Dec
3
12:00 pm12:00

December "Women on Topic" Brown Bag

Our December "Women on Topic" Brown Bag lunch will feature the folks of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for Women! We'll have more info on this topic soon.

Our Brown Bag series takes place at the WWN Conference Room, located in the Center for Change:

Center for Change
612 W. Main Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703

Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic or want more information about the series?  Call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org.