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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.

2014 Woman of Achievement Jess Tormey, Morna Foy, Dr. Georgia Duerst-Lahti (sister accepting for her) Erin Celello, and Lorie Docken,

January 6, 2015

Kicking off Professional Development Series

Join WWIG on Thursday, January 29 for the first in the Professional Development Series:

Blending Politics, Marketing & Fundraising: Tips from the Top

Learn from leaders who blend a layered and nuanced approach to these touchy topics in very visible organizations. How do they do it? Can it work for you? Bring your questions and join us for a lively panel discussion. And stay afterward for a networking opportunity with these leaders and your peers.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI


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December 15, 2014

Friends of WWIG Holiday Gathering

Friends of WWIG, and future Friends of WWIG, are invited to join the 2014-15 WWIG Board of Directors to celebrate the holidays at Brocach Irish Pub on Wednesday, December 17 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Open to everyone, bring along a co-worker, friend or family member.

  • Appetizers
  • Cash bar
Click on the link below to RSVP.

No cost to attend
Donations are always welcome to support WWIG's scholarships & programs


November 21, 2014

Wisconsin Women in Government Announces 2015 Professional Development Series

Multiple events will be held in lieu of annual Leadership Seminar for 2015

MADISON – Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) announced today that it will be holding a professional development series in 2015 as part of the organization’s efforts to improve its overall professional development program for which it has long been known. In 2015, a number of events will be held in place of the annual WWIG Leadership Seminar, which has been conducted since 2001 in partnership with the University of Wisconsin’s LaFollette School of Public Affairs.