IWL humbly and excitedly announces Denise M. Thomas as the keynote speaker for the 2024 IWL Gala! Headlining the event program on the eve of International Women's Day, March 7th, 2024, Denise will speak on the importance of being UnapologeticallyYou! by Leading With Your Best Self and Unapologetically Operating in YOUR Power.
To learn more about Denise M. Thomas, The Effective Communication Coach, and the 3rd Annual IWL Gala, visit the IWL Gala Information Hub. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Now Open: Summer 2024 IWL Interdisciplinary Grants Program Application
Marquette University Faculty are invited to apply to IWL's Interdisciplinary Summer Grant Program for the 2024 grant cycle. This program supports high-quality interdisciplinary research projects involving collaborators from two or more disciplinary backgrounds or transitions that advance our understanding of gender and/or sex in any domain of human endeavors and show promise of receiving extramural funding.
The latest research publication from IWL, "Milwaukee Women in the Workplace—2023 Report," written by IWL Director Jennica Webster, PhD, reviews findings from a study of workers in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and provides proven recommendations on how our community can continue to make equitable advancements for an even better community.
The third and final publication from IWL's research study, "When 'Safer-at-Home' is Not Actually Safe," this paper by Drs. Heather Hlavka, Sameena Mulla, Andrea K. Schneider, and Erin Schubert explores the temporary and long-term restraining order processes for domestic abuse survivors in Milwaukee County from the perspectives of service seekers and service providers.
The second publication from IWL's research study, "When 'Safer-at-Home' is Not Actually Safe," this paper by Dr. Aleksandra Snowden explores the impact that people's access to technology has on their ability to procure needed assistance as they navigate the local court's process to file for a restraining order and provides evidence-based recommendations for better meeting the needs of survives.
This spring's publication from IWL's Faculty Fellows program, this paper by Dr. Melissa Shew explores the importance of finding and making space for joy in life. This paper was the basis for IWL's May 3rd, 2023, community event by the same name.
Additionally, this white paper has a companion workbook, "Increasing Intellectual Joy through the Seven As: Reflective Questions for Work and Life," available here for personal use. To request a Joy Workshop or for use of this workbook beyond a personal non-profit nature, contact IWL@marquette.edu.
The first paper from IWL's Faculty Fellows program was written by Dr. Marie Hoeger Bement, this paper explores how different people experience pain and offers some general tools that can help manage pain depending on one's experiences. This paper is the basis for IWL's November 3rd community event: Women Experience More Pain Than Men—And What To Do About It! [For more information and to register now, visit the IWL Events page.] The paper, Sex Differences in Pain Perception—Why Do Women Experience More Pain Than Men?, is now available to all. Click HERE for a copy:
As a reminder, the IWL is accepting applications for research mini-grants of up to $1000. These grants are designed to support research-related activities that advance scholarship or academic knowledge focused on gender or sex. Click HERE for application materials and more information.
Check out the latest from the Beyond MU series!
Watch Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning —"When 'Safer-at-Home' is Not Actually Safe: Supporting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors during Quarantine" HERE!
In March 2020, state governments began issuing “Safer-at-Home” orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But for women living with abusive partners, being quarantined at home was anything but safe. Andrea Schneider, professor of law in the Marquette University Law School and director for the Institute for Women’s Leadership, has created a research team to analyze the effect these orders had on the prevalence of domestic abuse cases, and their impact on the wellness and mental health of survivors.
Hear how this team, in partnership with Milwaukee County Circuit Court and the Sojourner Family Peace Center, is working toward improving services for survivors during the pandemic- to enhance court processes and to guide best practices in advising workplaces on how to respond to Intimate Partner Violence.
Click HERE to watch this episode on YouTube in its original formatting.
Playback Available for IWL's Women and Money Series
Watch video playback of IWL's latest series, Women and Money, by clicking HERE. For each session, we learned from local, state, and national leaders in each subject on how to make a difference that benefits women as individuals and our communities. Check out the Women and Money page to learn more.
IWL Honored to Recognize Leaders at 2nd Annual IWL Gala
IWL TRANSFORM Award
IWL INSPIRE Award
IWL Engage Award
Kareeda Chones Aguam
Senior VP of Partner Strategy & Management, Milwaukee Bucks