Upcoming Events 

Given the current health circumstances, please check back for event status. Note that all events on campus are canceled at this time. See https://www.marquette.edu/coronavirus/ for more details.

  • Monday, October 5: [Virtual event due to COVID-19]
    "Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares," Book Talk with Aarti Shahani
    (12:30  to 1:30 p.m., RSVP via eventbrite)

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.

  • Wednesday, October 7: [Virtual event due to COVID-19]
    WISDOM: Women in Chemistry Breakfast (9:00 to 10:00 a.m., RSVP via eventbrite)

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 Chemisty 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).

  • Friday, October 9: [Virtual event due to COVID-19; RSVP to IWL@marquette.edu]
    IWL Research Social (12:30  to 1:30 p.m., Teams Meeting)
  • Friday, October 16:
    IWL’s Women’s Suffrage & Innovation 2020, a virtual conference

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/.

  • Thursday, November 12: [Virtual event due to COVID-19; RSVP to IWL@marquette.edu]
    IWL Research Social (4:30  to 5:30 p.m., Teams Meeting)
  • Fall 2020:
    MU COBA Women in Business—June and Herman Loebl Women Business Leaders Speaker Series
  • Fall 2020: [Rescheduled from March 31, due to COVID-19]
    2020 Health Equity Summit (8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Italian Community Center, Milwaukee)

Professor Andrea Kupfer Schneider, IWL Director, speaks on Women: Empowerment, Inclusion and Health panel
Health Equity Summit: Empower a Healthier Milwaukee

  • Spring 2021: [Rescheduled from April 15, 2020, due to COVID-19]
    Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Milwaukee Women's Leadership Luncheon
    (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Good City Brewing—Downtown)

Keynote: Anne Marie Arroyo and Tamela Greene, owners of MOXIE Food + Drink and Trouble and Sons Pizzeria
IWL is a Platinum Sponsor
2020 Milwaukee Women's Leadership Luncheon

  • Spring 2021:
    IWL’s Pay Equity Conference
  • Spring 2021:
    IWL Gala

Past Events

  • Thursday, September 17: [Rescheduled from April 2, due to COVID-19]
    Voices of Leadership 2020  | Onlyness: Find Your Purpose, Your People, Your Power
    (7:30 to 10 a.m., Mount Mary University Bergstrom Hall, Milwaukee)

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

  • April 29, 2020: [Canceled due to COVID-19]
    IWL Marquette Research Social (3:30 to 5 p.m., Sensenbrenner Hall, 304)
  • April 27, 2020:
    IWL Advisory Board Meeting
  • April 23, 2020: [Virtual event due to COVID-19; tentative in-person gathering slated for Fall 2020]
    Circle of Women: Face of the Future
  • March 25, 2020: [Canceled due to COVID-19]
    Women in Design’s Fireside Chat - Real Stories from Real Leaders
    (5:30  to 7:30 p.m., HGA, Milwaukee)

Professor Andrea Kupfer Schneider, IWL Director, speaks on the Journeys of Successful Female Leaders panel
Women in Design, Fireside Chat: Real Stories from Real Leaders

  • March 24, 2020: [Canceled due to COVID-19]
    IWL Marquette Gender Researchers Social  (3:30  to 5 p.m., 707 Hub)
  • February 27, 2020:
    Marquette Law Alumni—Law Firm Gender Equity Focus Group Luncheon (by invitation)
  • February 26, 2020:
    IWL Marquette Faculty Research Social (3:30 to 5 p.m., 707 Hub)
  • February 24, 2020:
    Marquette Law Alumni—Law Firm Gender Equity Focus Group Happy Hour (by invitation)
  • January 30, 2020:
    IWL Marquette Research Social (3:30 to 5 p.m., 707 Hub)
  • December 6, 2019:
    NPO convening meeting
  • November 15, 2019:
    IWL Advisory Board Meeting
  • October 30, 2019:
    1st IWL Marquette Research Social (3:30 to 5 p.m., 707 Hub)
  • 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:
    Initial Planning Discussions for the new Institute for Women’s Leadership
    (9 a.m. to 11 a.m., AMU 157)
  • February 18, 2019:
    Initial Planning Discussions for the new Institute for Women’s Leadership
    (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., AMU 163)
  • January 2019:
    IWL Announced during President Lovell’s annual State of Marquette University address