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Women, Art, & Resilience: Audre Lorde Taught Me that Poetry is Essential to Survival
Friday, May 12 |  3:30–5:30 p.m.  |  MU's 707 Hub

Professor Dinorah Cortés-Vélez, PhD, lead a presentation and interactive discussion on how poetry can help us on our journey to selfhood and power.  Does the word "poetry" scare you?  This discussion included exercises geared toward showcasing poetry's capacity to nourish our vulnerability, creativity, and embodiment.  No expertise nor knowledge is expected!

The Power of Intellectual Joy for the Future of Women at Work
Wednesday, May 3 |  12:00–1:30 p.m.  |  Sensenbrenner Hall, 304

digital flyer for May 3, 2023, Joy WorkshopTo request more information about a Joy Workshop or for use of this paper &/ workbook beyond a personal non-profit nature, contact IWL@marquette.edu.


IWL Co-Hosts Author Rebecca Makkai
Wednesday, Apr. 26  |  3:30–5:00 p.m.  |  Sensenbrenner Hall

Rebecca MakkaiAcclaimed author Rebecca Makkai will be be speaking about her recent bestselling novel, I Have Some Questions for You, at Marquette on Denim Day this year.
This event is sponsored by Marquette's Institute for Women's Leadership, the MU Center for Student Wellness and Health Promotion, and the MU English Department.
Since its debute at #4 on The NYT Best Seller List in February, Makkai's I Have Some Questions for You has garnered rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.  Its story centers on a film professor and podcaster who is drawn back to her past to the murder of her roommate at a New England boarding school twenty years earlier.  The novel combines a compulsively readable whodunit with a stirring meditation on power, consent, justice, and memory.
I Have Some Questions for You is the much-anticipated follow-up to The Great Believers, which won the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
For more information on Rebecca Makkai, please visit www.phrspeakers.com.


Global Health Equity and the Legacy of Paul Farmer
Tuesday, Apr. 18  |  5:00–6:15 p.m.  |  Emory Clark Hall

digital flyer for April 18, 2023, Global Health Equity Panel speaking on the Legacy of Paul Farmer



WISDOM Conversations: featuring MU Alumnae Jessie Gomez ('21) & Tess Murphy ('22)
Monday, Apr. 17  |  1:00–2:00 p.m.  |  Sensenbrenner Hall

April 17, 2023, WISDOM Conversations w/ Jessie & Tess flyer







MCW & IWL present "The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work"
Tuesday, March 21 | 12:00–1:45 p.m. | Virtual -OR- MCW's HUB A5520/5628

As MCW's 2023 Annual Kathy Sheehan Lecturer, Laurie R. Weingart (Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University) presented on her research that examines collaboration, conflict, and negotiation, with a focus on how differences across people both help and hinder effective problem solving and innovation--specifically focusing on "The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work" for this lecture and discussion program.

Flyer for March 21, 2023, MCW-IWL collab

IWL's 2nd Annual Gala
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 | Marquette University O'Brien Hall & AMU Grand Ballroom2023 - 2nd Annual IWL Gala header w/fuller detailsFor more information and a look back at the event, visit the IWL Gala Information Hub...event photos are on the way!

WISDOM Lunch with Women in Chemistry
Monday, February 13 | 12:30–1:45 p.m. | O'Brien Hall, 417

WISDOM Women in Chemistry

IWL will continue its WISDOM series, bringing students together with alumnae from our chemistry program to discuss the unique challenges for women and nonbinary people who work in STEM and SBE fields. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with panelists in small groups for discussion and networking.


Marquette Women's Luncheon | Marquette University Mission Week
Monday, February 6 | 12:00 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Ballroom

Sara DahmenWe invite you to join us for our annual Women's Luncheon. This year we welcome Sara Dahmen, Comm '05. Sara is a coppersmith, award-winning author and novelist, and entrepreneur. Her expertise is vintage and modern cookware; she manufactures pure metal kitchenware in her Wisconsin garage for her company, House Copper & Cookware. All of her current designs are based on American traditions and wares and are sourced in the U.S. When unable to re-create traditional elements, she uses only small family owned and operated makers or armed forces veterans to help with the production of her cookware pieces. Her work includes refurbishing and restoring old and damaged copper using vintage tools.

Sara has published more than 100 articles as a contributing editor for various trade magazines, has written for Edible and Root + Bone, among others, and spoke at TEDx Rapid City. Her historical fiction series is in print as the Flats Junction Series (Promontory Press Inc.) and is in development for TV, with Tinsmith 1865 and Widow 1881 as the first two books available.



Past Cross-Promotional Events


Student Belonging: What It Is and Why It Matters
Monday, May 15  |  12:00 p.m.  |  Virtual


AMUW's 2023 Eleanore H. Boheim Lecture
Wednesday, Apr. 19  |  5:30 p.m.  |  Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites

Click HERE for more details.


MU-OIDI's & MU Committe on Equity & Inclusion's Symposium on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice: Understanding Conflict, Restoring Relationships
Friday, Apr. 28  |  9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  AMU

Click HERE for more details.


Material Storytelling: Highlights from the Native American Collection
Exhibit Closes: Sunday, May 21 |  MU Haggerty Museum of Art


Click HERE for more details.


"Our Roots" Mural Dedication
Monday, Apr. 17  |  2:00 p.m.  |  Eckstein Commons


Dr. Mary Kite Featured for Dr. Mary Anne Siderits Speaker Series on Gender and Sexuality

Thursday, Apr. 13  |  2:00 p.m.  |  AMU 163

Dr. Mary Kite, director and professor of social psychology at Ball State University, & MU's 2023 Dr. Mary Anne Siderits SpeakerDr. Mary Kite, director and professor of social psychology at Ball State University, will be featured at the Dr. Mary Anne Siderits Speaker Series on Gender and Sexuality.  Dr. Kite will present “Gender-Associated Beliefs about Sexual and Gender Minorities: Evidence for Stability and Change.”




June and Herman Loebl Women Business Leaders Speaker Series presented A Fireside Chat with Peggy Troy
Wednesday, Apr. 12 | 4:30–7:00 p.m. | Michels Family Forum, O'Brien Hall

Peggy Troy, the first female president and CEO of Children's Wisconsin joined Acting Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration Tim Hanley for a fireside chat. Registration and check-in began at 4:30 p.m. with a 5:00 program and reception that followed.

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Women's History Month Symposium
Thursday, March 2 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | MCW Alumni Center

MCW Panel Flyer


2023 Nieman Symposium
Thursday, February 23 | 4:00 p.m. via Microsoft Teams

The Diedrich College of Communication presented its 2023 Lucius W. Nieman Symposium. The topic was Stewards of the Earth? Environmental Justice and the Role of Journalism.  Climate change has been acknowledged as a major threat to international peace and security. From national disasters to economic disruption, climate change has become a catalyst for social inequity and even violent conflict worldwide. Panelists included Brenda Coley (Co-Executive Director, Milwaukee Water Commons), Yessenia Funes (Environmental Journalist), Dr. Samantha Majhor (Assistant Professor of English), and moderator Dr. Ayleen Cabas-Mijares (Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies).  They reflected on how journalism has facilitated and hindered the work of environmental justice activists and organizations and how journalists can empower audiences (particularly minoritized ones) to enact change.  Click HERE for information.

Native American Literary Studies and the Digital Humanities: Sovereignty, Community, and Archival Work
Wednesday, February 8 | 4:00 p.m. | Marquette Hall, 105 or Microsoft Teams

Dr. Samantha Majhor, assistant professor of English in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, presents on three digital humanities projects: the published Indigenous Mississippi website, the in-process Native American Boarding Schools in Context site from MU’s Indigeneity Lab, and the development of Remapping the Oyáte: an Očeti Šakowin digital storymap.
For more information, click here! 

W.E. are the Difference
Friday, November 18 | 1:00 – 4:30 p.m | 707 Hub

In honor of Women's Entrepreneurship Day, IWL and the 707 Hub hosted their first annual "WE are the Difference" half-day workshop on Friday, November 18, 2022.  This event provided an afternoon of networking, exploring entrepreneurial mindset, and celebrating a wide array of local women entrepreneurs.
The workshop included a keynote address from Kristie Hall, founder and CMO of True Grace Health; a workshop on discernment led by Marquette's own Dr. Liz Angeli; and a panel discussion featuring amazing female entrepreneurs, including S. Sorrina Beecher of The White Agency and Olivia Menzia of Liv a Little Ice Cream!  An assortment of snacks were provided by local, woman-owned restaurants and catering companies.
While the event highlighted women entrepreneurs, we welcomed and strongly encouraged attendees of all genders to join us in this celebration of creativity and learn more about how an entrepreneurial mindset can be a valuable tool for everyone. 


IWL Research Social
Thursday, November 17  |  3:00–4:30 p.m.  |  707 Hub

IWL Research Social flyer (2022-11-17)

Featured research talks from IWL Summer Grantees.


Women's Leadership Panel: Journeys, Successes, & Challenges
Wednesday, November 9  |  5:00–6:30 p.m.  |  707 Hub

Women Leaders Panel

On Wednesday, November 9th from 5:00–6:30 pm, at Marquette's 707 Hub IWL gathered with community for an engaging discussion with top women leaders about how they've carved a path as leaders in their field. They'll talked about what leadership entails, the career hurdles they've faced on their road to success, and how they are shaping the workplace for future generations. Our panel discussion was followed by opportunities to mingle and network with panelists and other attendees.
Panelists included Kareeda Chones Aguam (Bucks), Amal Audi (Thermo Fisher Scientific), Lacey Sadoff (Badger Liquor), and IWL's very own Margo Loebl!


Women and Negotiation Workshop
Friday, November 4 | 12:00–1:30 p.m.  | Johnston Hall, 107

Women and negotiation

On Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, IWL hosted a negotiation workshop with renowned negotiation expert, Dr. Kristie Rogers, from Marquette's College of Business. Dr. Rogers discussed key findings in the research on gender and negotiation, and lead students through a series of interactive exercises to help sharpen their negotiation skills.  


Women Experience More Pain Than Men—And What To Do About It!
Thursday, November 3  |  3:00 – 4:30 p.m.  |  AHPRC

2022-11-03 | IWL Pain Panel flyer (w/QRcode)

Panelists included Dr. Marie Hoeger Bement (Physical Therapy Professor, MU); Dr. Sandra Hunter (Exercise Science Professor, MU); and Dr. Sarah Trost (Professor & Licensed Psychologist, MCW Pain Management Center)!


IWL Social w/ Narrative4
Wednesday, October 26  |  3:30–5:00 p.m.

IWL Social w/ Narrative 4 (flyer w/QR Code)

This, the second IWL Social of the Fall 2022 semester, featured a story exchange lead by trained facilitators from Marquette's chapter of the global nonprofit Narrative 4Narrative 4’s motto is “fearless hope through radical empathy,” and the theme for this story exchange focuses on courage with the following prompts:
 - Tell a story about a time when you witnessed courage in the workplace, and
   talk about the impact it had on you and others.
 - Thinking way back to early memories, tell a story about the first time you
   remember feeling brave.  What did that feel like?  Was it helpful?  How did
   others respond?
 - Tell a story about a time when you wish you would have been brave, but you
 - Susan Sontag wrote, "Courage is as contagious as fear."  Tell a story about a
   time when you experienced this as true.  Talk about the impact it had.


WISDOM Lunch with Women in Politcal Science
Friday, October 14  |  12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

WISDOM panel poster

IWL continued its WISDOM series, bringing students together with alumnae from our physics program to discuss the unique challenges for women and nonbinary people who work in STEM and SBE fields. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with panelists in small groups for discussion and networking.
Panelists included Isioma Nwabuzor (Associate General Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary, Modine Manufacturing); Dr. Marlo Reeves (Associate Researcher for Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee); and Wendy Weckler (Executive Director, Hope House).
Registration for this event has closed. We hope to see you at the next WISDOM Breakfast. 


Title IX: Reflecting on 50 Years & What's to Come—Panel Discussion & IWL Social
Wednesday, September 21  |  3:00–4:30 p.m.  |  Lunda Room & Innovation Kitchen (AMU)

flyer for IWL's event on 50th Anniversary of Title IX

Marquette University’s Institute for Women’s Leadership and their esteemed moderator and panelists hosted the first IWL Social of the Fall 2022 semester, which recognized the 50th Anniversary of the passing of Title IX into law.  Dr. Chris Navia, MU VP of Inclusive Excellence, dove into Title IX with an interdisciplinary panel to explore the history behind the act, what Title IX has looked like over the years, and what it can mean for the future.
Panelists included Marquette University Women's Basketball Head Coach Megan Duffy; Marquette University Title IX Director Cara Hardin; Marquette University Law Professor Kali Murray, MA, JD; and Title IX Historian Jeff Ramsey, PhD.


CANCELLED: Trolley Tour w/ Sculpture Milwaukee
Friday, September 9  |  3:45 – 5:00 p.m.  |  Touring Milwaukee

Join the IWL team for a tour of the Sculpture Milwaukee art installations around Milwaukee!


Just Universities Co-Sponsored Speaker Event
Wednesday, May 4 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Virtual Event

just universities flyerIn his book Just Universities: Catholic Social Teaching Confronts Corporatized Universities, Gerald Beyer argues that the principles and values of Catholic social teaching (CST) can and should be marshaled to promote greater parity and justice for women in the academy – even if CST has historically not devoted enough attention to women’s well-being and rights. Join us for our May 4th event, where Beyer will examine issues such as pay parity, women’s leadership roles, the so-called “baby penalty,” and the “chilly climate” that women continue to experience in the academy. He will devote specific attention to these problems at Catholic colleges and universities.





Public Health & Equity Symposium
Tuesday, May 3 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Virtual Event

pbhe event flyerJoin our 11 PBHE student fellows as they showcase their final projects from a year-long fellowship focusing on COVID-19 and racial justice related research!










IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 3, Episode 3 Launch
Monday, April 25

Women Who Write: A Celebration of Pandemic Publications
April 21, 2022 | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | Eisenberg Room, Sensenbrenner 304 

pandemic authors

Join us to celebrate women who have published books during the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will feature a panel of authors from a variety of disciplines who have written about several intersectional topics, be lead by Marquette's very own Melissa Shew as moderator, and take place in Eisenberg Room (Sensenbrenner 304).

IWL Research Social—Stronger Together: Creating High Quality Mentoring Relationships for Female Faculty 
April 19, 2022 | 4:00 PM | Virtual Event | More Information

pandemic authors
This interactive workshop will help us develop more effective mentoring relationships. We will gain a personal understanding of the characteristics of high-quality mentoring and how to create more effective mentoring relationships. We will also gain a shared appreciation of how peer mentoring supports and promotes women’s advancement and professional growth in academic settings. During this event we will learn from guest speaker Belle Rose Ragins, who is an expert in the fields of mentoring, diversity, and positive relationships at work.
Note: This event will be held virtually.
Click HERE for more information.

CfAH and WIN Humanities Breakfast
March 30, 2022 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

As a part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, WIN and the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities will launch a spin-off of our WISDOM Breakfast series that is designed for students in the arts and humanities. Graduate students will be invited to meet for small group Q&A with a diverse group of panelists who represent the wide variety of career possibilities for networking and career advice.

IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 3, Episode 2 Launch
March 28, 2022

March 25, 2022 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


IWL is cross-promoting this event. ADVANCE is pleased to welcome Dr. Corinne Moss-Racusin, Associate Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College, to speak and answer questions from her article, 'Boosting the Sustainable Representation of Women in STEM with Evidence-based Policy Initiative.' Dr. Joya Crear, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, and Dr. Jennica Webster, Associate Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Institute for Women's Leadership, will join the panel to discuss current and future implementations for retaining women and underrepresented faculty in STEM/SBE at Marquette University, as well as the results of the Climate survey administered to faculty in Spring of 2020. ALL are invited! 

WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Physics 
March 25, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. 

WIN will continue its WISDOM series, bringing students together with alumnae from our physics program to discuss the unique challenges for women and nonbinary people who work in STEM and SBE fields. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with panelists in small groups for discussion and networking.

March 8, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a celebration of "Women of Strength." This event invites our community benefactors to learn about the fantastic research and programming that IWL has funded in its first two years.

IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 3, Episode 1 Launch
February 28, 2022

IWL Research Social 
February 16, 2022 | 3:30 p.m. | 707 Hub 

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 3:30 PM, IWL will hold its first Spring 2022 Research Social, and we are thrilled to kick off the semester with you all! This month's social will feature the Public Health & Equity Fellows and the Men as Allies Group. After almost exactly two years since the last in-person IWL Research Social, IWL plans to gather in-person at the 707 Hub. 
Collaborative was established with a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and is based out of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s offices.

POSTPONED: December 9, 2021 | 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.flyer for holiday social 2021
IWL Holiday Social with Lights & Sculpture Trolley Tour

MU Researchers, join IWL for its Holiday Social with a special tour of Milwaukee art by trolley and lit-up for the season.  Sculpture Milwaukee will guest host this extravaganza.  Space is limited.  Please note that this is a Marquette Researcher's event only.


December 2, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. december 2 flyer
IWL Women & Money Series: Women & Financial Intelligence

So much more goes into the power that money holds than making and sticking to a budget. Join us for the closing session of this series to learn from financial advisors and experts on what women need to know to better steward their financial destiny. 


November 29, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 2, Episode 3 Launch


November 18, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.cosc bfast flyer
WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Computer Science

This WISDOM Breakfast event will be for students focused on the field of computer science and host panelists from Marquette and beyond. Attendees of the event will be able to meet panelists in small groups for open Q&A around the experiences working in their fields, as well as hear from the entire panel.  
This will be a hybrid event.  Grab-and-go breakfast will be provided to participants, panelists will be joining either virtually or in-person, and attendees have the option to attend the event in-person or virtually as well.  Please specify your attendance preference when registering.  
Visit the WIN Events page for more details.


Thursday, November 11 4:00 p.m.
IWL Research Social

A gathering for researchers at Marquette University.


November 9, 2021 | 4:00-5:15 p.m.
AMUW & IWL present: Reproductive Injustice—A Virtual Salon Series led by Drs. Dána-Ain Davis and Sameena Mulla with Black doulas

Salon Topic: Bearing Witness to Unseen Vivências in Bahia, Brazil
Dr. Dána-Ain Davis hosts a lecture by Dr. Nessette Falu on gender, gynecology, and race in Brazil.
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Humanities


October 29, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. 
WISDOM Breakfast with Women in Biology & Chemistry

This WISDOM Breakfast event was for students focused on the fields of biology and/or chemistry and hosted panelists from Marquette and beyond.
The series invites female and nonbinary panelists from a wide variety of disciplines in STEM and related Social, Behavioral, and Economic (SBE) science fields. For the first WISDOM Breakfast, the focus was women in biology and chemistry. Attendees had the opportunity to meet panelists in small groups for open dialogue around the personal experiences of working in STEM and SBE fields, navigating the challenges of their respective fields, and how to better prepare oneself to succeed in industry or academia upon graduation.  
Visit WIN's WISDOM page to learn about the featured speakers for this event.


Thursday, October 28 | 12:00 p.m. 
IWL Women & Money Series: Women & Ownership

With ownership comes more opportunities for financial freedom, which historically have been withheld from women. Learn about the impact of women-owned and women-operated businesses on the economy and how you can work towards both.  


October 25, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 2, Episode 2 Launch


October 19, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
IWL Research Social

A gathering for researchers at Marquette University.


October 18, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Melissa Shew: Women & Intellectual Empowerment — A TedX Talk

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities (CfAH) is delighted to announce the Fall 2021 line-up of the Humanities Research Colloquium.  Our first speaker will be Dr. Melissa Shew, Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Faculty Fellow at the Center for Teaching and Learning.  On Monday, October 18, at 4 p.m. via Teams, she will present “Women and Intellectual Empowerment: A TEDx Talk.”  In this reprise of her Spring 2020 TEDx talk, she examines the problem of female disempowerment in the workplace. By considering the problem through a series of philosophical lenses, she proposes accessible solutions for all to practice and implement.  She will also reflect on what she learned about presenting her research in this forum and offer tips for anyone interested in giving such a talk. She will connect these insights to what she calls "epistemic joy," which articulates her desire to give the talk in the middle of a pandemic in the first place.


October 14, 2021 | 5:00-6:15 p.m.event flyer amuw
AMUW & IWL present: Reproductive Injustice—A Virtual Salon Series led by Drs. Dána-Ain Davis and Sameena Mulla with Black doulas

Salon Topic: Fatal Deflection: Black Infant Mortality and the Biopolitics of Racial Innocence
Dr. Dána-Ain Davis talks with Dr. Annie Menzel about Dr. Menzel’s forthcoming book, Birthing Paradox: Racism, Colonization, and Radicalism in US Midwifery for this virtual session.
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Humanities


September 30, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. sept 30 flyer
IWL Women & Money Series: Women & Capital Investments

A panel of seasoned angel investors and entrepreneurs will gather to share expertise on how to make and access capital investments as well as unlocking more opportunities for women to lead and grow through investing. 


September 27, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 2, Episode 1 Launch


September 23, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
Marquette Women's Lunch & Reflection

Taking time to make meaningful connections with other women can be inspiring, even life changing. We invite you to this space to do just that.  Each reflection will be led by Sr. Anne Arabome, SSS, Ph.D., Faber Center Associate Director and held in AMU 163.  Hosted by the Faber Center.


September 23, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
IWL Research Social 

On Thursday, September 23rd, IWL launched this semester’s IWL Research Socials with guest speaker Erika Forbes, co-author of “2 Way Street: Discovering the Rewards of Mentoring.”  This month’s IWL Research Social focused on creating mentorship circles at Marquette through IWL. This event took place virtually from 4pm - 5pm, via Teams.  Additional dates for Fall 2021 IWL Research Socials include October 19th, and November 11th, also at 4pm. We cannot wait to (virtually) gather with you! 


June 23, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. 
Virtual Presentation with Kohl's Senior Manager and leader of Pride Resource Group

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Marquette Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) will host Nate Koch for a virtual presentation on Wednesday, June 23, from noon to 1 p.m.  
Koch is senior manager of social marketing, influencer and brand PR at Kohl’s. He also leads Kohl’s Pride Business Resource Group. Koch will share the journey of the Pride BRG and how it has grown over the years through creating meaningful events, establishing connections with the community and gaining leadership support for all BRGs at Kohl’s.
This event will highlight the importance of the ERG community and hopefully inspire many to grow the ERG footprint on campus and continue efforts to make Marquette a more inclusive place. 

May 17, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. 
Postpartum: Perspectives on Supporting Families During the 'Fourth Trimester'

On May 17 at 6 p.m., join the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism for an evening of film and conversation about how we can better support families during the postpartum period. The virtual event is free to the public, but you must register in advance. Filmmaker Ade Osinubi will screen her short film, “Partum.” The film is part of Osinubi’s documentary project called “Black Motherhood Through the Lens.” Following the screening, we’ll hear from Wisconsin-based birth workers about how new parents are faring amid COVID-19, police violence and a prolonged period of isolation, grief, anxiety, and fear.  

May 5, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.
IWL End of the Year Social

Guest speaker Lydia Denworth will share about her book Friendship with discussion and conversation to follow.   A copy will be provided for all guests, as well as wine (for those 21 & older) from Ruby Tap. Last date to register is April 26, 2021.

No public playback available for this event.  Marquette Students and Staff can reach out to IWL@marquette.edu for access to the private playback of this event if desired. 



April 30, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
Dispute Resolution Works-In-Progress Consortium Series: Discovering New Voices In Dispute Resolution

No playback available from this event as the discussion is based on works-in-progress.


April 29, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m pre-reception with author)
2021 Virtual Conversations with Author Tayari Jones

Raynor Memorial Libraries invites you to an evening with Tayari Jones, celebrated author of An American Marriage, a New York Times best-selling novel and Oprah's Book Club selection. Tayari is also the 2021 Marquette University Ralph H. Metcalfe, Sr., Chair. There will be an optional pre-reception with the author at 5:30 p.m. but the main program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we hear from historian Dr. Antoinette Burton, professor and Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as she rethinks humanities advocacy, drawing on her own biography, research and experience leading the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois and the Humanities Without Walls initiative.

April 27, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research – Episode 4 Launch

April 23, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
YMCA Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Approaches toward Systems Change

Milwaukee has been on the forefront of a national movement to address racism as a public health crisis. To keep the momentum moving, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin and YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee are convening city leaders and supporters as part of YWCA USA’s 15th annual action-oriented Stand Against Racism campaign.

Panelists and participants at the event will represent:

● Governing bodies across the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and the Office of African American Affairs.
● On-the-ground community advocacy leaders like Hmong American Women’s Association and Voces de La Frontera
● Major health networks, including Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Wisconsin
● Community Based Organizations Private-sector businesses

April 22, 2021 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
HWW & Center for the Advancement of the Humanities Seed Grant Info Sessions

As the newest member of the Humanities Without Walls consortium, the PI team at Marquette University, along with the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce a seed grant opportunity for Marquette faculty interested in applying for the HWW Grand Research Challenge grants.

April 22, 2021
Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning — "When Safer-at-Home is Not Actually Safe: Supporting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors during Quarantine" 

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.
This project was a winner of the 2020 President's Challenge, which provided funding for innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative work addressing needs in Milwaukee’s community that have been created or magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic and representing critical areas in the community’s recovery efforts.

Watch playback here!

April 16, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Women Business Leaders Speaker Series

KamilahThe June and Herman Loebl Women Business Leader Speaker Series features distinguished women business leaders who have reached the highest levels of achievement and leadership in their professional sphere. They will share their experiences and insights in order to inspire and ignite the Marquette community. This speaker series incorporates a unique blend of presentation and interactive dialogues. In this way, it enables students, faculty, staff, and all of the Marquette University community to interact and engage with renowned women business leaders, including Kamilah Williams-Kemp 

 April 13, 2021 | 5: 00 p.m.
Represent Film Screening

In the heart of the American Midwest, three women take on entrenched political systems in their fight to reshape local politics on their own terms. The Department of Political Science invites you to join us for a film screening of the feature documentary Represent, which will be followed by a live Q&A roundtable with the film director, Hillary Bachelder, and the three women featured in the film.
Join IWL as it shares growing work around action items for achieving gender equity solutions at Marquette and what roles we have in the work.

March 23, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research – Episode 3 Launch


March 16, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
IWL Pay Equity Speaker Series — Saru Jayaraman & Ryan Clancy


March 12 - Sunday, March 21, 2021
Silent Sky, a part of the 2020-2021 Marquette Theatre season entitled, "SHE PERSISTED"

Join IWL, guest panelists, and fellow Marquette Researchers for a virtual late-lunch social hour to discuss resilience in the world of research.

March 8, 2021 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
The Shift presented by Kohler

The Shift presented by Kohler is a female-focused speaker series centered on fueling women’s career trajectories. In this Shift session, our speakers will discuss the troubling reports of job losses among women at the end of 2020 due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 4, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Community Engagement Conversations: Pursuing Justice in Public Health and Equity through Community Engagement

Join panelists as they consider the broad and significant impacts that the pandemic has created, as well as exposed, across their corporate, healthcare, non-profit, and tribal communities. Learn about the approaches they are taking to respond to the public health crisis while advancing equity and justice through their efforts in community engagement. Whether addressing public health policies and procedures or leveraging more intentional and strategic programs to elevate opportunities through partnership, panelists will discuss the critical role that community engagement must play in current and future efforts to advance justice in public health and equity. 

March 3 - March 5, 2021
Global Citizen Forum 2021, an Office of Diversity & Inclusion - Dept. of PT event for Students


February 26, 2021 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Best Practices for Working With Students of Color, an Office of Diversity & Inclusion - Dept. of PT workshop for Faculty & Staff


February 23, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
When Representation Isn't Enough: Rethinking Journalism Objectively and Changing Politics, 2021 Nieman Symposium

The Diederich College of Communication presents panelists Marissa EvansWesley Lowery, Linda Steiner, and David Umhoefer to the 2021 Nieman Symposium, moderated by IWL Faculty Fellow Dr. Ayleen Cabas-Mijares The 2021 Nieman Symposium focuses on a timely critique of the history, impact, and value of objectivity in American journalism. As journalism in the U.S. evolved, its principles and practices grew alongside the dominant white (male, cisgender, and heterosexual) perspective. In this context, the principle of objectivity has virtually been conflated with whiteness, resulting in the silencing, stereotyping and/or distorting of BIPOC identities, and issues.​ In this symposium, prominent journalists and media scholars will reflect together on this history and discuss how the journalism profession can improve its quality, regain BIPOC communities’ trust, and fulfill its promise of guarding democracy.

February 23, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research – Episode 2, Part 2 Launch


February 20, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Free DACA Renewal Clinic, a Marquette Immigration Law Assoc. & HPGM partner clinic


February 19, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Diversity Film & Book Club: Gun Hill Road, a Center for Teaching & Learning, OIDI, WIN, & Raynor Memorial Libraries collaborative program


February 18, 2021 | 10:00 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m.
Men Allies for Gender Equity, an ADVANCE Workshop


February 16, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.
IWL Pay Equity Speaker Series — Jocelyn Frye on Paycheck Fairness & Equity Audits


February 13, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Black Book Fair, a Center for Engagement and Inclusion event


February 12, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
'What Would an Ideal Family-friendly Higher-ed Institution Look Like?' Panel, an ADVANCE event

Invited panelists include university leaders both from within and outside Marquette.

February 9, 2021
IWL Spotlight on Research – Episode 2, Part 1 Launch


February 2, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.
IWL Research Social


January 29, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Understanding Systemic Racism, an Office of Diversity & Inclusion - Dept. of PT workshop


January 19, 2021 
IWL Spotlight on Research – Episode 1 Launch

Dr. Jennica Webster talks with Dr. Darren Wheelock, an Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences and Director of Criminal Justice Analytics Program at Marquette University, about his work examining the connection between public attitudes toward criminal punishment and views towards racial minorities as well as how this work is being or could be applied.


December 2, 2020
IWL Advisory Council Meeting

November 24, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
Virtual LUNAFEST: Milwaukee

LUNAFEST is a program of short films that are by and about women. Women's Innovation Network is pleased to host this virtual event featuring 7 short films.

November 24, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
Virtual LUNAFEST: Milwaukee

LUNAFEST is a program of short films that are by and about women. Women's Innovation Network is pleased to host this virtual event featuring 7 short films.

November 19, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Virtual Event / Social Distanced Watching
TEMPO Milwaukee's Annual Women's Leadership Event

November 18, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
Meet-n-Eat with Young Women Entrepreneurs

Hosted by Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, Women's Innovation Network, and the 707 Hub, hear the inspiring stories of student entrepreneurs and recent alumni who are creating. Learn how they got their ideas off the ground, have pivoted during the pandemic, and what’s ahead. 

November 12, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. | Virtual Event
The Shift: Laddering Up: The Glass Ceiling is Broken, Now What?

Dr. Jean Grow, Co-Director of Institute for Women's Leadership, is contributing as a panelist alongside Institute for Women Leadership's Advisory Council Member, Aliah Berman, giving the closing keynote address.  In this Shift session, there will be discussion on how to assemble your own ladder for success. Contrary to popular belief, the glass ceiling is not the biggest obstacle to women’s progression. The obstacle is actually at the first step up to manager— or the ‘broken rung.’ How is it ensured that everyone has an equal opportunity to take that very first step?  

November 12, 2020 | 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Virtual Event
IWL Research Social 

November 12, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
Women, Wine & Tech 2.0

Featuring Sasha Parsons Waters, Women's Innovation Network Coordinator, Women, Wine & Tech 2.0 is designed as a forum for college students, business leaders, entrepreneurs, tech engineers, and human resource professionals to discuss diversity and inclusion issues that specifically impact women in technology. The goal– come together to identify solutions to address concerns specific to the Milwaukee-area. 

October 16, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
IWL’s Women’s Suffrage & Innovation 2020

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., How to Change the Narrative of the Women’s Suffrage Movement--and Why It Matters)

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Innovoting: How Democracy is Being Reshaped by Women’s Innovative Voting Activism & Candidacy
All sessions are free and open to the public.  Eight pre-recorded sessions will be released leading up to these live events, plus pedagogical and voting resources are also available at https://suffrageandinnovation2020.com/.

October 9, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Virtual Event
IWL Research Social

October 7, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Virtual Event 
WISDOM: Women in Chemistry Breakfast

Learn from Women Chemists in Academia and Industry, and open to all students.  WISDOM events provide small interactive discussions and a large group presentation from special guests who are Women from specific STEM fields.
This WISDOM event is focused on Chemistry and with diverse careers in chemistry fields of guest speakers: Celeste Calhoun-Johnson, RAC (Regulatory Affairs Manager at Vital Proteins & Manager Global Regulatory Affairs at Sloan), Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp (Vice President for Research and Innovation & Chemistry Professor at Marquette), Dr. Jier Huang (Chemistry Professor at Marquette), Marta Peisker (Regis Technologies), and Lisandra Santiago Capeles (Senior Scientist at AbbVie).  WISDOM is a program of IWL's Women's Innovation Network (WIN).

October 5, 2020 | 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Virtual Event
"Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares," Book Talk with Aarti Shahani

Join best-selling author Aarti Shahani to learn about her own story as an immigrant 
& woman of color and explore themes of race & allyship. This event is part of the Marquette Forum and is co-sponsored by Marquette's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Women's Innovation Network, and the Institute for Women's Leadership. For questions, please contact Jacki Black at jacqueline.black@marquette.edu

September 17, 2020 | 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. | Mount Mary University Bergstrom Hall, Milwaukee
Voices of Leadership 2020  | Onlyness: Find Your Purpose, Your People, Your Power

Keynote: Nilofer Merchant, idea activator and author of "The Power of Onlyness"
1920–2020 Celebrating Women's Vote Centennial
IWL is a table sponsor.

April 29, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 | Sensenbrenner Hall, 304
IWL Marquette Research Social 

April 27, 2020
IWL Advisory Council Meeting

April 23, 2020 | Virtual Event
Circle of Women: Face of the Future

March 24, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | 707 Hub
IWL Marquette Research Social  

February 27, 2020
Marquette Law Alumni—Law Firm Gender Equity Focus Group Luncheon (by invitation)

February 26, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | 707 Hub
IWL Marquette Research Social

February 24, 2020
Marquette Law Alumni—Law Firm Gender Equity Focus Group Happy Hour (by invitation)

January 30, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | 707 Hub
IWL Marquette Research Social 


December 6, 2019
NPO convening meeting

November 15, 2019
IWL Advisory Council Meeting

October 30, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | 707 Hub
1st IWL Marquette Research Social 

October 3, 2019
Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL) Launch Celebration

September 10, 2019
Marquette announces leadership team for newly launched Institute for Women’s Leadership


June 3, 2019
Marquette University Institute for Women's Leadership Networking Event:  "Promoting Gender Equality in Education and the Workplace" [New Jersey]

Presented by Marquette CIRCLES in conjunction with the Marquette Club of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut 

February 28, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | AMU 157 
Initial Planning Discussions for the new Institute for Women's Leadership

February 18, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | AMU 163
Initial Planning Discussions for the new Institute for Women’s Leadership

January 2019
IWL Announced during President Lovell’s annual State of Marquette University address