Annual Event 2018


We are pleased to announce that Donna Kleczka is our Event Chair.  She has an active Committee that is working on the theme and event logistics.  More to come…


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Annual Event 2017


We celebrated the opportunities that Title IX has created for women and girls during this milestone 45th anniversary!

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Grant Partners 2018

Congratulations…we believe in you!  Thank you for your work and commitment to advancing equity for women and girls in our community.


Why it Matters: Although the number of women in the U.S. Congress has reached an all-time high, the need for more women in leadership roles is crucial.

Women will not hold an equal share of seats until the year 2117, if trends continue at the current rate.

Community Talk Back Resources

Links and articles about recent Community Talk Back, “Sexual Harassment and Power”…

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We are committed to activating philanthropy

to advance equity for women.

About Our Organization

Bernell Hooker

Principal Owner
Midwest Women’s Sports Group

Bernell Hooker is the Founder/CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports a nonprofit organization empowering girls to achieve their best through sports. With 15 years leading IOU Sports, she’s worked with over 1,500 girls and women teaching life lessons through sports, careers in sports and a host of programs and events. In 2014, Bernell acquired a Semi-Professional Women’s Basketball Team, the Milwaukee Aces to complete her mission. She believes Wisconsin lacks pro women’s sports and girls need to see firsthand women playing professional sports and the careers that derive from it.


Marquette athlete, Nicki Barnes, shares Title IX experience

“Being an athlete prepared me for the workforce”

Today, women are able to benefit from Title IX, signed into law, 45 years ago. Title IX is a law banning sex discrimination in publicly funded institutions, giving female students access to play sports, a privilege their male counterparts have always been able to take advantage of. […]

Why It Matters

Equity among people is a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.


In Wisconsin, men are 2.5 times more likely to be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) occupations than women.