Marquette athlete, Nicki Barnes, shares Title IX experience

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.

Amanda Braun – Refusing To Sit On The Sidelines

Amanda Braun was celebrating her first birthday when congress proposed a final draft of Title IX, a law banning sex discrimination in publicly-funded athletic programs and creating equal access to sports for women. Throughout her childhood, she never realized the impact that this law would have on her life.

Milwaukee Magazine — Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Honors Title IX Anniversary

In early summer of 1972, the seminal amendment Title IX was passed, simultaneously allowing women greater access to college education and opening doors for women and girls to participate in sports. 45 years later, Milwaukee will be celebrating its passing with a luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in true brew city fashion: at the Harley Davidson Museum.

Tracy Wayson

It is with great sadness  that we share with you  Tracy Wayson has passed away.

Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Chief to Retire

“I am very proud of our work at the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee, what we have accomplished over the years and the work we continue to do,” Henningsen said. “Milwaukee is a very special place to me and my family – it is our home. I look forward to working with the board and my successor to ensure a smooth transition of leadership, and make certain we sustain and grow what I believe to be one of the most impactful organizations in our region.”

Executive Director Search

The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee has partnered with Spano Pratt Executive Search to identify the Executive Director for the organization. For a confidential conversation and to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Jamie Pratt.

Happy 100th Birthday Annette!

Annette Stoddard-Freeman who will celebrate her 100th Birthday this year, has been instrumental in paving the way for women to continue pursuing their educational and career goals.

Arts@Large Ebony Fashion Fair Project

Our grant partner at Arts@Large together with some of their middle school students participated in 2015 Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibit Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair!

2015 Women & Public Policy Event

Sometimes, for social change to happen you must go outside your comfort zone…

Are men central to the conversation around women’s advancement and pathways to gender parity? A diverse mix of over 300 women and men thought so during a positive and lively panel discussion at the annual Women & Public Policy event on September 30th hosted by the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee.

2015 Annual Report

While our impact has been felt, we still have work to do if all women and girls are to be successful and treated equitably.  We hope you will join us.

Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls Study

Here is the summary of the Alverno College Research Center for Women and Girls study regarding the status of girls in Wisconsin. The study is being used by the Women’s Fund to develop strategies for girls led social change initiatives. The Women’s Fund was one of the funders of the study.