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28th Annual Recognition & Scholarship Gala

The Board of Directors of Wisconsin Women in Government cordially invites you to our always anticipated 28th Annual Recognition & Scholarship Gala
Wednesday, June 17
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI  


About This Year's Event


Our Gala will be honoring  Wisconsin Women Making History, those who have achieved Political Firsts at the State Level, with entertainment provided by Milwaukee's ComedySportz!   


This year's event will take attendees back to WWIG's roots at the Edgewater Hotel.  WWIG was started in 1987 by a group of women who regularly met on the pier at the Edgewater Hotel and were looking for ways to support and connect women working in government throughout the State.  


Since those sunny afternoons in 1987, WWIG has raised over $1,000,000 for scholarships and programs that celebrate and support the talented women who choose a career in government service.  Come visit the newly renovated Edgewater Hotel and help WWIG continue its efforts!


More Information and Registration

Professional Development Series: Workshop on Negotiation

WWIG’s Professional Development series is designed to provide leadership, mentorship and to bring together women from different backgrounds and ideologies to share experiences and foster diversity through professional networking sessions.

About the Workshop: Negotiation

The workshop will be an educational training opportunity to learn about and refine attendees’ negotiation skills.

The program will address negotiation skills applicable to:

  • Contracts
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Day to day work product

Who Should Attend

The Professional Skills Workshop is an opportunity for women in all stages of their career! 

1:00 - 1:15 pm Check -in

1:15 - 2:45 pm 
Principled Negotiation: What it is and why we should try it
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the basic approach to principled negotiation. Principled negotiation, developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project and detailed in the book Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury, focuses on problem-solving, mutual gains and decisions based on the merits. It's a style of negotiation where people get what they're entitled to while still remaining decent. 

Gina M. Pruski, Director of Training and Development, Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office (SPD)

2:45 - 3:00 pm Break 

3:00 - 4:15 pm Managing Negotiations Panel

Real world advice from experienced negotiators about what works and what doesn't

Emily Feinstein, Partner, Quarles & Brady
Joanne Lipo Zovic, Professor Marquette Law School
Jennifer Gonda, City of Milwaukee

4:15 - 5:00 pm Networking Reception (cash bar)


4:15 - 5:00 pm   Networking Reception 
                               (cash bar)

Registration Information

Public Sector  $35.00

Private Sector $50.00

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