At this time, IWL events remain virtual due to the ongoing pandemic.  See for updates and information if you are to visit campus.

Thank you for joining us this semester! We're excited to continue planning more events that support IWL's mission and values.  Stay tuned for upcoming IWL & cross-promotional events throughout the semester and check out the past events section to learn more about what we do!

Upcoming Events  

Past Events

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 9, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
AHPRC Fall 2021 Seminar Series

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The Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC) will host its second seminar series including leading performance experts from around the globe to present their research and provide opportunities to interact and network with students, faculty, and staff. 



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. 





December 2, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
Queering Nineteenth-Century Romantic Friendship: Mathilde Franziska Anneke and Mary Booth

The Center for the Advancement of the Humanities is delighted to announce the next talk of the Humanities Research Colloquium.  On Thursday, December 2, at 4 p.m. via Teams, Dr. Alison Efford, Associate Professor of History, will present "Queering Nineteenth-Century Romantic Friendship: Mathilde Franziska Anneke and Mary Booth, 1859-1865.”
German American feminist Mathilde Franziska Anneke and Milwaukee abolitionist Mary Booth enjoyed an intense, cohabiting relationship from 1859 to 1865. Although Anneke and Booth’s romantic friendship was unique, it offers a window into a type of bond that found social sanction. In this talk, Dr. Efford discusses her collaboration with Dr. Viktorija Bilic (UWM) to translate and publish Anneke’s extraordinary letters. She argues for a queer interpretation of romantic friendship that resists the categories of lesbian or straight, sexual or platonic, and she suggests the lesson this form of relationship might hold for our own times.


December 2, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.
AAUW: Creating Inclusive Spaces

How do you create inclusive spaces? What does it mean to do so? Diversity is only the beginning. It’s also essential that all parties feel welcomed, appreciated, respected, and heard—and that they have full access to the resources that contribute to AAUW's success. Please join AAUW National's Inclusion and Equity Committee on Thursday, December 2, at 4 p.m. ET for this important conversation.


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


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November 18, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Student-Alumni "Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution" Kick-Off Reception

This event will provide an opportunity for diverse stakeholders to come together in a space of community and connection. Food and raffle prizes are included! All students and alumni are welcome to attend.



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 27, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.women owned child care flyer
Virtual Roundtable: Financing challenges of women-owned home child care businesses

Women own 95% of child care businesses, which are an essential service to working parents, yet slim profit margins stall incomes of both owners and workers. In honor of National Women's Small Business Month, join Small Business Majority for a webinar and virtual interactive chat on financing for home-based child care businesses and funding barriers with Blanca Berthier, Women's Business Development Center and President of the Colorado Association of Family Child Care and daycare owner Amber Bilby. 



October 26, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Domestic Violence Month Awareness Lunch and Learn
Presented by Sojourner at the Family Peace Center

Hope Lives Here: Join us for a deeper look at how we measure hope.
Measuring hope is integral to supporting families impacted by domestic violence. Join us for a conversation with Sojourner’s President and CEO Carmen Pitre and Director of Outcomes and Evaluation Dr. Erin Schubert and Dr. Chan Hellman as we discuss how we measure hope and how Sojourner utilizes this unique tool to support individuals, children, and families in our community.  Registration is required. 


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


October 22, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
The "Strong Black Woman" Mantra — A Community Mission Engagement Group Event
Presented by Medical College of Wisconsin

Participants were invited to join this dynamic panel of women from various walks of life as they share their heart and journey to raise continued awareness around the myth and history behind “The Strong Black Woman” mantra, how it implicates their lived experiences, and how as a community we can forge greater understanding and awareness to support and honor black women with deeper and purposeful intentionality. 


October 21, 2021 | All Day
Wear Purple Day

Purple is the awareness color for domestic violence. Purple is also the color of royalty, strength, and courage.
Show your support for domestic violence survivors and their families by wearing purple on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.
Snap your purple pic and share it on Facebook or Instagram @SojournerMKE with the hashtag: #WeAreResilient.
For more info on Milwaukee Domestic Violence Support Programs and Shelters, click HERE.
For more info on Wear Purple Day, or about what Sojourner does, click HERE.


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 18, 2021 | 11:00 a.m.
Life, Hope, and Science: The Life Stories of Three Eminent Women Scientists

The Center for Humanities and the History of Modern Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory presents this free online event with featured speakers:
Georgina Ferry, biographer, author of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin: Patterns, Proteins and Peace, a life in science (Bloomsbury 2019)
Jennifer Doudnasubject of The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster 2021)
Elizabeth Blackburn, co-author of The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (Grand Central Publishing, 2017)
Moderated by Susan Hockfield, President Emerita MIT


October 15, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.
Muslim Cultural Production: A Virtual Panel Discussion

A panel discussion with the scholars of Muslim American Hyphenations: Cultural Production and Hybridity in the Twenty-First Century (2021).
You are invited to a virtual panel discussion featuring the scholars of Muslim American Hyphenations: Cultural Production and Hybridity in the Twenty-First Century. This panel will examine the centrality of cultural production to the identity, identificatory practices, and social critique of transnational Muslim writers and artists. Panelists will discuss media, novels, graphic fiction, poetry, and visual art to critique how culture becomes a vehicle for complex engagements with raced, gendered, and classed power dynamics within and beyond the temporal and geographical boundaries of the nation.
All are welcome to attend this interdisciplinary panel, which is co-sponsored by the Department of English, Center for Peacemaking, and the Office of Engagement and Inclusion at Marquette University, and the Center for Twenty-First Century Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 


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



October 5, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Voices of the Sacred Feminine

Join colleagues and spend time reflecting together as Sr. Anne Arabome, SSS, Ph.D. shares excerpts and ideas from, "The Mindfulness Journal: Exercises to help you find peace and calm wherever you are" by Corinne Sweet. 


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! 


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