Partner Organizations

The Wisconsin Women’s Network’s partner organizations focus on issues affecting women and girls in Wisconsin, including childcare, domestic violence, economic security and pay equity, education and Title IX, LGBT rights, political participation, reproductive rights, sexual assault, women and aging, women’s equality, women’s health, women’s history, labor and workplace equity, and peace and security issues. Please join us!


9to5, National Organization of Working Women : Today 9to5 is one of the largest, most respected national membership organizations of working women in the U.S., dedicated to putting working women’s issues on the public agenda. 9to5 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

A Fund for Women : The mission of A Fund for Women is to transform our community so that women and girls thrive. We envision a community where all women and girls can reach their potential. AFFW strategic areas include: Developing a culture of women's philanthropy; Empowering women and girls; and Inspiring all women to help women. We believe that when we empower women and girls, we improve the world.

American Association of Retired Persons : AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.

American Association of University Women, Monona : AAUW is an association of 100,000 members working for change – promoting gender-fair classroom practices, lobbying local and national legislators on AAUW priority issues, mentoring girls and women, and raising money to fund ground-breaking research, community action projects, and women scholars.

American Association of University Women, Wisconsin : The American Association of University Women is a community of members who work to break through educational and economic barriers to give all women a fair chance. AAUW advances equity through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin : The ACLU of Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national ACLU and is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization. The ACLU of Wisconsin has 7,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees : AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

Communications Workers of America, Wisconsin Political Council and Wisconsin State Office : CWA represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico in 1,200 chartered CWA local unions. In 10,000 communities across the United States, CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin :  At End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, we educate shelter and program volunteers and advocates, law enforcement, legislators, and community members to provide safety and support to survivors. We strive to shift Wisconsin from the attitudes and beliefs that cause domestic violence to values of mutual respect and equality. And we partner with communities in the effort to prevent and end domestic abuse.

Family Planning Health Services, Wausau : Family Planning Health Services, Inc. (FPHS) is a private, non-profit, community based confidential reproductive health care provider in Central Wisconsin. Incorporated in 1973, the agency was formed without stock and not-for-profit and operates under the policies of a volunteer Board of Directors. FPHS provides services to anyone and everyone regardless of age, income, or marital status.

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources : The mission of the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources is to deliver innovative support to lead aging agencies as we work together to promote, protect, and enhance the well-being of older people in Wisconsin.

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy : A unique non-profit organization in downtown Madison, WI. The center provides dance/ movement therapy services and health and wellness education on-site, in Madison public schools, and in the community. Dance/ Movement Therapy (DMT) is an innovative form of psychotherapy which works with the whole person integrating movement, creative process, and verbal communication. The connection of body and mind is the basis of DMT, which aims to further self-expression, healing, personal growth, and the treatment of physical, neurological, and social issues. 

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin : The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for active and informed participation in government. We bring people and communities together to consider challenging policy issues. The League provides unbiased voter education through candidate questionnaires and forums. Never supporting or opposing a candidate or political party, the League does take policy positions that our members agree upon after study and debate. 

Mid-Day Women’s Alliance : The mission of Mid-Day Women’s Alliance is to promote equity for all women and to develop their potential through NAMES:  Networking, Advocacy, Mentoring, Education and Skills-Building. Mid-Day Women’s Alliance (MDWA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization committed to supporting its members and women in the Fox Cities region.   With over 100 members from a variety of backgrounds including working professionals and retirees, senior executives and entry-level employees, community enthusiasts, avid volunteers, and everything in-between, MDWA provides a welcoming environment for all women who desire personal growth and development.

NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin : NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin is the political arm of the pro-choice movement. We believe in a culture of freedom and personal responsibility, and we are Wisconsin’s leading organization dedicated exclusively to the political advocacy for reproductive freedom. Our mission statement is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every women the right to make personal decision regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

National Organization for Women, Wisconsin : We are a multi-issue, multi-generational organization working to bring about increased rights and increased involvement for women.
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NOW Wisconsin (Madison Chapter) : Madison NOW is currently the largest and most active NOW chapter in the state of Wisconsin. Past projects have included launching an educational video series, celebrating Love Your Body Day, and Protesting AB 206 (regarding the sale of Choose Life license plates in Wisconsin to benefit Choose Life Wisconsin).

OutReach : An organization set to promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people. Our vision is to create a community where the presence and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people are welcomed and celebrated; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where justice prevails; and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected.

Older Women's League Milwaukee : Older Women's League's strives for a society where women over 40 are secure in their finances, are free to pursue careers and family, and have the support they need to live long and independent lives. OWL focuses on issues of economic security, cost effective and comprehensive healthcare, and an enhanced quality of life. OWL is committed to maintaining the nonpartisan, collaborative, pragmatic approach that has defined the organization since its founding in 1980. 

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin : The mission of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is to empower all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health through patient services, education and advocacy. We’re working to keep Wisconsin safe, healthy, and strong!

Raging Grannies, Inc. : Membership is open to all older women who know that “war is stupid” and that for the sake of our children and grandchildren we must sing our for peace, economic and social justice, and the environment. We sing primarily in the Madison area but the Grannies “have songs, will travel” anywhere in the state. We sing wherever we are invited – and sometimes when were not!

TAPIT/new works, Inc. : Established in 1985, TAPIT/new works creates, produces and performs original works, collaborating with artists working in the disciplines of theater, tap dance, visual arts and music; brings the arts to audiences of all ages and backgrounds; encourages participation in the arts through outreach; and enriches the lives of individuals and communities.

The Madison Chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom : WILPF has been working since 1915 to unite women worldwide who oppose oppression and exploitation and stand for equality of all people in a world free of racism, sexism, and homophobia and for the building of a constructive peace through world disarmament and the changing of government priorities to meet human needs.

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) : The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) has provided quality business and financial education coupled with access to fair capital and financial products for more than 25 years. WWBIC’s impact is seen through the many entrepreneurs, business owners and individual whom we assist. Our work and support put your business dreams to work. Every day we are inspired to improve the economic well-being of our fellow residents through business loans, classes, coaching and money management tools. While we care about everyone, we focus our efforts on women, low-income and people of color.

The Women’s Center, Inc. : Mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support to women and their families and to facilitate their development. The Women’s Center provides free and comprehensive services designed to address the issues of domestic violence, sex assault and abuse.

Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health : Advance comprehensive women’s health in Wisconsin by engaging, educating, empowering and mobilizing individuals and organizations. Our vision: an environment in which all Wisconsin women at every stage and every age of their life can realize their optimal health and well-being.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault : A statewide coalition consisting of individuals, affiliates, and sexual assault service provider members. The member programs provide comprehensive sexual assault services in counties across the state. WCASA staff impacts state policy development and provides technical assistance, training, public awareness, and prevention education. 

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals : Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals is a division of the American Federation of Teachers, and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO. AFT was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers, and has more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.3 million members. Five divisions within the organization represent the broad spectrum of AFT's membership: teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel (PSRP): local, state and federal employees; higher education faculty and staff; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. In addition, the union includes more than 170,000 retiree members. 

Wisconsin Law Students for Reproductive Justice : LSRJ-WI is committed to ensuring access to comprehensive sex and sexuality education, as well as comprehensive reproductive healthcare, for women and men, free from coercion, discrimination and violence.

Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice : The mission of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive choice is to be the leading religious voice for reproductive justice in the country. We believe in faith expressed in action. We are building a grassroots movement of people who understand that its time for religious people who believe in reproductive justices to stand up.

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO : As the statewide coordinating council for all AFL-CIO unions in Wisconsin, the State AFL-CIO determines union policy on state issues, speaks for labor (and indeed for all working people) on matters of public concern, provides services to local unions, and coordinates political and legislative action with its 1000 affiliated unions which represent 250,000 members in the state.

Wisconsin Women Library Workers : Wisconsin Women Library Workers is a feminist organization committed to improving the status of women in the library field and to the elimination of sex role stereotyping and sex bias. WWLW works toward improving the status, pay and image of library work, improving information resources on women's issues in Wisconsin libraries, providing a forum for political action and education on issues of concern to women and linking libraries and library workers with the broader women's movement.

Wisconsin Women’s Council : Composed of a group of 15 members who shall be appointed for staggering two year terms. The women’s council shall identify the barriers that prevent women in this state from participating fully and equally in all aspects of life, conduct statewide hearings on issues of concern to women, and disseminate information on the status of women in this state.

Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region : The Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., invests in women and girls through grants, advocacy, and education. We believe that in order to create a just and sustainable society, women and girls must have opportunities, unlimited by gender, to develop and use their individual talents, abilities, and skills, along with the freedom to make their own decisions, guided by their personal values and beliefs.

Women's Medical FundThe Women's Medical Fund is a non-profit charitable organization assisting Wisconsin women and girls who are seeking an abortion and cannot afford the entire cost. Since 1972, the Fund has helped more than 20,000 women. We have assisted many women who are victims of domestic battery, of rape and incest, and those who are homeless, disabled, addicted or ill. Several times a year we assist women who are carrying grossly abnormal fetuses. Girls and women ages 11 to 47 have been helped.

YWCA Madison: The YWCA Madison envisions a community where people of all racial, ethnic, socio-economic and gender groups are valued and included, and discrimination and injustice are eliminated. To this end, the YWCA Madison provides leadership in our community to create social change for all racial, ethnic, gender and economic groups. Through YWCA programming and collaborative initiatives, individuals, families and the community at large are empowered to greatly improve quality of life.

Zonta Club of Madison : Zonta Club of Madison, a member of Zonta International, is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.