Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee

Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee We are activating philanthropy to advance equity for women. Since 1986, supporting solutions that result in a shift in attitude, behavior, culture.

We engage in the power of collective philanthropy. Please join us. Our mission is to activate philanthropy to advance equity for women. We are a granting entity supporting solutions that result in sustainable and long-lasting transformation for our community. We engage in the power of collective philanthropy, and by supporting robust organizations that address issues that impact women and girls. W

We engage in the power of collective philanthropy. Please join us. Our mission is to activate philanthropy to advance equity for women. We are a granting entity supporting solutions that result in sustainable and long-lasting transformation for our community. We engage in the power of collective philanthropy, and by supporting robust organizations that address issues that impact women and girls. W

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During this annual event, the Women’s Fund deepens the community conversation about gender and race and the impact of in...
09/16/2021

During this annual event, the Women’s Fund deepens the community conversation about gender and race and the impact of intersectionality for women in Milwaukee. At this dynamic luncheon, Abby Phillip, senior political correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics Sunday on CNN, talks about her journey, shares stories from the road traveling with politicians, and relates her insights about how gender and race impact women. In conversation with Phillip is, recently retired Dr. Joan M. Prince, Vice Chancellor of Global Inclusion and Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a nationally renowned advocate for equity.

Thank you to our speaker sponsor Johnson Controls who has long understood the value of diversity and inclusion. It is embodied in company culture – from the company values to the Leader Expectations Model. Building on history, the JCI leadership believes D&I is a business imperative; that D&I matters and makes a difference. Embedded is the true value of getting comfortable with having crucial conversations and exploring different perspectives; this is a company to model.

For more information visit womensfundmke.org

#JohnsonControls

During this annual event, the Women’s Fund deepens the community conversation about gender and race and the impact of intersectionality for women in Milwaukee. At this dynamic luncheon, Abby Phillip, senior political correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics Sunday on CNN, talks about her journey, shares stories from the road traveling with politicians, and relates her insights about how gender and race impact women. In conversation with Phillip is, recently retired Dr. Joan M. Prince, Vice Chancellor of Global Inclusion and Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a nationally renowned advocate for equity.

Thank you to our speaker sponsor Johnson Controls who has long understood the value of diversity and inclusion. It is embodied in company culture – from the company values to the Leader Expectations Model. Building on history, the JCI leadership believes D&I is a business imperative; that D&I matters and makes a difference. Embedded is the true value of getting comfortable with having crucial conversations and exploring different perspectives; this is a company to model.

For more information visit womensfundmke.org

#JohnsonControls

Congratulations Lisa! The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukeeapplauds and celebrates this "FIRST."Lisa is a trailblazer wi...
09/16/2021

Congratulations Lisa! The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee
applauds and celebrates this "FIRST."

Lisa is a trailblazer with many firsts...becoming the first woman to call NCAA men's basketball tournament games in March and the first women's play-by-play broadcaster for a Big Ten Network college football game.

Women have had to fight to strengthen our voices. We have had to be our own advocates. We have had to make noise to gain a seat at the table and prove we belong there.
When women come together, we hold the power to create change. Our voices and investments are more powerful together.

We celebrate women like Lisa and recognize we are still advocating to advance equity for women. We are inspired to keep pushing, keep working to make voices that are often muted heard and amplify women’s voices, leadership and action.

Make a gift to celebrate “firsts” for women like Lisa!

Donate at womensfundmke.org
Milwaukee Bucks
#empoweringwomen
#womenempoweringwomen
#womensupportingwomen

Congratulations Lisa! The Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee
applauds and celebrates this "FIRST."

Lisa is a trailblazer with many firsts...becoming the first woman to call NCAA men's basketball tournament games in March and the first women's play-by-play broadcaster for a Big Ten Network college football game.

Women have had to fight to strengthen our voices. We have had to be our own advocates. We have had to make noise to gain a seat at the table and prove we belong there.
When women come together, we hold the power to create change. Our voices and investments are more powerful together.

We celebrate women like Lisa and recognize we are still advocating to advance equity for women. We are inspired to keep pushing, keep working to make voices that are often muted heard and amplify women’s voices, leadership and action.

Make a gift to celebrate “firsts” for women like Lisa!

Donate at womensfundmke.org
Milwaukee Bucks
#empoweringwomen
#womenempoweringwomen
#womensupportingwomen

We congratulate Meghan Duggan on her induction into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.  Duggan was Octob...
09/13/2021

We congratulate Meghan Duggan on her induction into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

Duggan was October, 2020's WF Presents keynote speaker.

"It’s a pretty prestigious group, Wisconsin women’s hockey, to be a part of and some of my fondest memories were here on this campus, here where we used to practice in this facility right here, so it’s a great group to be a part of, fun to celebrate," Duggan said.

UW Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 2020 and 2021 classes
https://madison.com/wsj/sports/college/watch-now-new-badgers-hall-of-fame-members-describe-overwhelming-experience/article_e3b4c76c-5b41-54b9-af25-b28bb2c43b9c.html

Wisconsin Badgers
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Men's Hockey

We congratulate Meghan Duggan on her induction into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

Duggan was October, 2020's WF Presents keynote speaker.

"It’s a pretty prestigious group, Wisconsin women’s hockey, to be a part of and some of my fondest memories were here on this campus, here where we used to practice in this facility right here, so it’s a great group to be a part of, fun to celebrate," Duggan said.

UW Athletic Hall of Fame inducts 2020 and 2021 classes
https://madison.com/wsj/sports/college/watch-now-new-badgers-hall-of-fame-members-describe-overwhelming-experience/article_e3b4c76c-5b41-54b9-af25-b28bb2c43b9c.html

Wisconsin Badgers
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Men's Hockey

It's #NativeWomensEqualPayDay. Native American women would have to work until September 8th to make what white men earne...
09/08/2021
Native American women face a pay gap—and that’s part of a much bigger problem

It's #NativeWomensEqualPayDay. Native American women would have to work until September 8th to make what white men earned last year. Native American women work an additional 251 days to make what white men do in 365. These women lose over $2K a month, $24.6K a year, and nearly a million dollars over the course of a career.

Over time, this impacts Native American families’ ability to invest in savings, higher education, or property; perpetuating income inequality for generations. #NativeWomensEqualPayDay2021

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On average, Native American women are paid 40% less than white men. Get the facts about the pay gap for Native American women.

Rhoda Lavinia Goodell (May 2, 1839 – March 31, 1880) was the first woman licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and the f...
09/01/2021

Rhoda Lavinia Goodell (May 2, 1839 – March 31, 1880) was the first woman licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and the first woman admitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

She read law in 1873-1874. No Janesville law firm would accept her as an apprentice, so she studied on her own. Supportive male lawyers guided her reading and gave her contract work. In June 1874, she passed the Rock County Circuit Court bar exam, immediately opened her own office, and started drumming up work. She tried her first case two months later.

In 1880, she also became the first to litigate (and win) an appeal to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

She successfully paved the way for countless women to practice law in Wisconsin.

A new book, Lavinia Goodell: The Private Life and Public Trials of Wisconsin’s First Woman Lawyer, has been published and a website launched at laviniagoodell.com to learn more.

Join us in amplifying women’s voices, leadership and action. Make a gift in honor of celebrating “firsts” for women like Goodell. Donate at womensfundmke.org.

Rhoda Lavinia Goodell (May 2, 1839 – March 31, 1880) was the first woman licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and the first woman admitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

She read law in 1873-1874. No Janesville law firm would accept her as an apprentice, so she studied on her own. Supportive male lawyers guided her reading and gave her contract work. In June 1874, she passed the Rock County Circuit Court bar exam, immediately opened her own office, and started drumming up work. She tried her first case two months later.

In 1880, she also became the first to litigate (and win) an appeal to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

She successfully paved the way for countless women to practice law in Wisconsin.

A new book, Lavinia Goodell: The Private Life and Public Trials of Wisconsin’s First Woman Lawyer, has been published and a website launched at laviniagoodell.com to learn more.

Join us in amplifying women’s voices, leadership and action. Make a gift in honor of celebrating “firsts” for women like Goodell. Donate at womensfundmke.org.

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talk...
08/31/2021

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
BMO Harris Bank
Chicago Blackhawks
Kane Communications, LLC
Quarles & Brady LLP

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
BMO Harris Bank
Chicago Blackhawks
Kane Communications, LLC
Quarles & Brady LLP

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talk...
08/31/2021

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talk...
08/30/2021

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talk...
08/30/2021

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.
#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talk...
08/28/2021

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.

#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.

#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talk...
08/27/2021

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.

#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.

#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talk...
08/27/2021

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.

#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

Join us for a conversation Nov. 18, 2021 about gender & race. At the center, our featured speaker (announced soon!) talks about her journey, shares stories from the road, and shares insights how gender and race impact women.

#WFpresents
Associated Bank
Johnson Controls

On this #WomensEqualityDay, we remember generations of brave women who won ratification of the 19th Amendment 101 years ...
08/27/2021

On this #WomensEqualityDay, we remember generations of brave women who won ratification of the 19th Amendment 101 years ago. We thank those that have fought and continue to fight for women's equality.

#WomensEqualityDay2021
#nationalwomensequalityday

On this #WomensEqualityDay, we remember generations of brave women who won ratification of the 19th Amendment 101 years ago. We thank those that have fought and continue to fight for women's equality.

#WomensEqualityDay2021
#nationalwomensequalityday

Women's Fund board directors connecting and discussing their involvement at @StellaMilwaukee .
08/25/2021

Women's Fund board directors connecting and discussing their involvement at @StellaMilwaukee .

The HER Scholarship Reception last week at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin was a chance to meet the women who have passion...
08/24/2021

The HER Scholarship Reception last week at the Woman's Club of Wisconsin was a chance to meet the women who have passion to achieve, who have set a goal, and are determined to cross the stage.

Guests heard the stories and celebrated our recent HER Scholar graduates.

Thanks to the large number of guests who attended the inspiring celebration!

#herscholars
#womensfundmke

For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Sp...
07/21/2021

For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea.

Navy officials said they would not identify the woman or provide more details on her — a routine military policy for special operations forces. She was one of 17 sailors to graduate and receive their pins on Thursday. She is also the first of 18 women who have tried out for a job as a SWCC or a SEAL to succeed.

The sailor’s graduation marks just the latest inroad that women have made into some of the military’s most difficult and competitive commando jobs — just five years after all combat posts were opened to them. She will now head to one of Naval Special Warfare’s three special boat teams.

Make a gift in honor of celebrating firsts for women…women who blaze trails. Women who are "firsts" in newsrooms and in war rooms. Women who are "firsts" on front lines, side lines and in the headlines.

Celebrate this first by making a gift online at womensfundmke.org.

#navy #navyseals #first #women #females #sailor #femalesinmilitary #celebrating #womensfundmke

For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea.

Navy officials said they would not identify the woman or provide more details on her — a routine military policy for special operations forces. She was one of 17 sailors to graduate and receive their pins on Thursday. She is also the first of 18 women who have tried out for a job as a SWCC or a SEAL to succeed.

The sailor’s graduation marks just the latest inroad that women have made into some of the military’s most difficult and competitive commando jobs — just five years after all combat posts were opened to them. She will now head to one of Naval Special Warfare’s three special boat teams.

Make a gift in honor of celebrating firsts for women…women who blaze trails. Women who are "firsts" in newsrooms and in war rooms. Women who are "firsts" on front lines, side lines and in the headlines.

Celebrate this first by making a gift online at womensfundmke.org.

#navy #navyseals #first #women #females #sailor #femalesinmilitary #celebrating #womensfundmke

It is a guarantee that history will be made tonight.For the first time in history, an all female crew will broadcast a m...
07/21/2021

It is a guarantee that history will be made tonight.

For the first time in history, an all female crew will broadcast a major league baseball game.

Melanie Newman, broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles, will handle the play-by-play duties. Sarah Langs will provide analysis, and Alanna Rizzo will handle on-field reporter duties for the game between the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays. The pre- and post-game hosts will be Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner.

"At some point soon, I think we're on our way to this just being a normal day in a broadcast," Newman says.

Women have had to fight to strengthen our voices. We have had to be our own advocates. We have had to make noise to gain a seat at the table and prove we belong there.

When women come together, we hold the power to create change. Our voices and investments are more powerful together.

Make a gift to celebrate “firsts” for women TONIGHT! Donate online at womensfundmke.org.

It is a guarantee that history will be made tonight.

For the first time in history, an all female crew will broadcast a major league baseball game.

Melanie Newman, broadcaster for the Baltimore Orioles, will handle the play-by-play duties. Sarah Langs will provide analysis, and Alanna Rizzo will handle on-field reporter duties for the game between the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays. The pre- and post-game hosts will be Heidi Watney and Lauren Gardner.

"At some point soon, I think we're on our way to this just being a normal day in a broadcast," Newman says.

Women have had to fight to strengthen our voices. We have had to be our own advocates. We have had to make noise to gain a seat at the table and prove we belong there.

When women come together, we hold the power to create change. Our voices and investments are more powerful together.

Make a gift to celebrate “firsts” for women TONIGHT! Donate online at womensfundmke.org.

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    Georgia Stebbins belonged to a rarified group of remarkable and yes, even heroic, women who served as lighthouse keepers in 19th Century America. In celebration of Woman’s History Month the North Point Lighthouse is proud to recogonize the woman who kept the light at North Point Lighthouse from 1873 -1907. Georgia Green was born in Jordon, New York in 1846. She married Lemuel Stebbins, a watchmaker in 1866. In 1873 she was diagnosed with consumption (tuberculosis). Her doctors said her only chance for recovery was to move to a fresher climate. Later that year she traveled to Wisconsin where her father was the lighthouse Keeper at the North Point Light Station in Milwaukee. When she arrived she found her father in poor health and began helping him with his keepers duties. In 1887 her father died and she was appointed Keeper of the North Point Lighthouse. In 1888 she became the first Keeper at the new house and tower built at North Point. Georgia’s duties as Keeper required her to replenish the lamp that illuminated the 4th Order Fresnel lens every four hours from dusk till dawn, every day. What was her response to all this attention? “It seems to me a light-house is a commonplace affair, and it seems to me the work of taking care of the light is very ordinary indeed.” Perhaps to her, after tending to it for so many years, but to most of us it “seems” an awesome and formidable task indeed, and hardly “ordinary. ” When she retired in 1907 it is estimated that she climbed the tower stairs over 63,800 times. She never spent a single night away from the lighthouse for her 24 years of service. Her son Albert and her 2 grandsons were born at North Point. Georgia passed away at the age of 74 on July 11th, 1920, one month before women would receive the right to vote. To learn more about this remarkable woman and see some of the items of hers we have on display, stop by the North Point Lighthouse Museum. Northpointlighthouse.org
    Female-run business here in Ozaukee County.....