Our Events

Connect with strong, inspiring women in your community.

Attend one of our many events, like our regular “Women on Topic” event or Women’s Equality Day gathering, to make connections that matter and meet other proud feminists, with the help of the Wisconsin Women’s Network!


Women's equality day

Join the Wisconsin Women’s Network on August 24 to commemorate Women’s Equality Day 2017! Buy your ticket today!

This past year, despite great adversity and challenges to undermine hard won strides towards equal rights, we have witnessed an inspiring and renewed commitment to fighting for gender equity and intersectional social justice. Join us to celebrate this spirit and help us continue our mission to promote gender equality in our great state!

Women’s Equality Day

Thursday, August 24, 2017

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Robinia Courtyard, 829 E. Washington Avenue, Madison

Proceeds from this event help sustain the Wisconsin Women’s Network and our awesome programs. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's event, please fill out this sponsorship form and send to info@wiwomensnetwork.org or P.O. Box 65 Madison, WI 53701. 

Hear from inspiring women dedicated to ensuring that we are informed, educated, and empowered about the issues that affect us, our lives, our families, and our communities.

Refreshments will be served. Cash bar. And, an exciting raffle!

Get your ticket today (Click Here) and join us on August 24 to promote equity for all women and girls across Wisconsin! 


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Silver Sponsors:

  • Debra Brophy
  • Kathy Kamp and Tressie Kamp
  • Helen Marks Dicks
  • Rayleen McMillan
  • Xcel Energy
  • Sara Dillivan-Graves
  • Lisa Pugh
  • Rayleen McMillan
  • Judith A. Taylor
  • Arlene Zaucha
  • Mary Kolar

Gold Sponsors:

  • 9to5 Wisconsin
  • JoAnn Gruber-Hagen

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Bonnie Dykman, in honor of Dr. Barbara Calhoun, MD

Raffle Sponsors:

  • Calliope Ice Cream
  • Comedy Club on State
  • Edge of Park Rental
  • Honeypie Cafe
  • Kathy and Bill Pennoyer
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
  • Palomino
  • Potawanomi Resort & Casino
  • Sardine
  • Soap Opera
  • The Lismore Hotel
  • The Madison Concourse Hotel
  • Megan Benson
  • Wisconsin Restaurant Association

    Bronze Sponsors:

    • Allison Cooley
    • American Association of University Women - WI
    • Barbara Arnold
    • Barbara Beckert
    • Barbara Meyer
    • Caryl Terrell
    • Claire Mangasarian
    • Jenifer Cole
    • Jessica Doyle
    • Kara Pennoyer
    • Karen Meulendyke
    • Karyl Rice
    • Katharine Rifken
    • Lacy Fox
    • League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
    • Lily Johnson
    • Lizzie and Annie Kunze
    • Marcia Mackenzie, in honor of Sharyn Wisniewski
    • Nancy Abraham
    • Nicole Vafadari and Josh Knackert
    • Nora Cusack
    • Rep. Chris Taylor
    • Rima Apple
    • Sandra Drew
    • Sarah Barry
    • Sylvia Armstrong Poppelbaum
    • Tamara Hagan
    • Wenona Wolf
    • Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health



      “Women on Topic” Events

      The Wisconsin Women’s Network’s “Women on Topic” Brown Bag events regularly offer a timely perspective of women working and leading in a variety of fields that promote the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin.

      The series invites experts to discuss relevant issues affecting women and determine how we can work together to improve women’s lives. Past topics include discussions on voter ID laws, International Women’s Day, the impact of the environment on pregnancy, women working in the dairy industry, and human trafficking concerns in Wisconsin.

      Join our email list and like us on Facebook to get up to date announcements about future Brown Bag events.

      Our next Women on Topic event is on July 24th at 5:30pm at the Hawthorne Public Library. The Wisconsin Women’s Network Policy Institute’s Teen Dating Violence team will be presenting their findings and leading a discussion about what Wisconsin can do next to address this growing problem. Come hear from our 2016-17 graduates and learn what you can do to get involved. 

      Have an idea for a great Brown Bag discussion topic? Email us.


      Feminism on Tap

      Feminism on Tap is a series of monthly happy hour networking events in Madison, Milwaukee, La Crosse, Kenosha/Racine, Oshkosh, Appleton, and Green Bay. Events are organized by the Wisconsin Women’s Network and our many partner organizations around the state, including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, NARAL-Pro Choice Wisconsin, 9to5 Wisconsin, Zonta Club of Madison, YWCA La Crosse, and the Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for Women.

      These fantastic monthly gatherings are a chance for social and gender justice advocates and other community members to network, develop ideas for collaboration, and discuss local efforts to advance the status women and girls in Wisconsin. Check out the Feminism on Tap Facebook page to find an event near you!  


      networking events

      Connect with others in your community who are interested in learning about the issues that women and girls are facing at networking events hosted by the Wisconsin Women’s Network. Events include social gatherings, professional networking opportunities, and the chance to meet the mentors and students involved in the Wisconsin Women’s Network Mentorship program.

      Join our email list and like us on Facebook to get up to date announcements about future networking events.


      artful women

      Started in 1987, Artful Women celebrates female artists in Wisconsin. The gallery show and sale, run by creative and dedicated volunteers, serves as a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Women’s Network and  continues to be a venue for new and experienced women artists to come together to create an interesting and diverse exhibition.

      Every year, nearly seventy women artists across the state enter canvas paintings, bead work, photography, sculptures, and mixed media pieces for inclusion in Artful Women. In addition to a month-long exhibition at the UW Hospital and Clinics, Artful Women includes a meet-and-greet reception, held the second Sunday of November, and a "Best in Show" honor awarded by a local artist or art teacher.

      For more information about how to get involved with Artful Women, please contact Kathryn Lederhause.