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Upcoming Events

29th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Gala

Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) cordially invites you to attend our 29th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Gala, to be held again this year at the beautiful Edgewater Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.  WWIG is thrilled to announce Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, and onetime Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin - Madison as our keynote speaker--returning to WWIG almost 30 years after headlining our very first gala in 1988.

For the first time ever, this year's gala will also feature the inaugural presentation of WWIG's Rising Star and Legacy awards, bestowed upon remarkable women in government who have made outstanding contributions to their field.  We hope that you will join us as we continue to work to further our mission: to celebrate and support the talented women who choose a career in government service.

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Donna E. Shalala, President, The Clinton Foundation

Donna E. Shalala is the president of the Clinton Foundation. Previously, she served as president of the University of Miami and Professor of Political Science. Donna received her A.B. in history from Western College for Women and her Ph.D. from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She served as President of Hunter College of CUNY from 1980 to 1987, and as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993. In 1993, President Clinton nominated her as Secretary for Health and Human Services (HHS) where she served for eight years. In 2008, President Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian award. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran from 1962-1964. In 2010, she received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights recognizing her dedication to improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in South Africa and internationally.