Past Events

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 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.

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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 a.m. to 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

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).


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