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IWL's Spring Gala | March 8, 2022

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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. 
Click HERE for more information and to register.
Click HERE to pledge sponsorship to this event.

IWL's First White Paper

link to law equity
Released on Monday, March 8th, 2021,
in alignment with International Women's Day, the Institute of Women's Leadership shares part one of its Law Firm Equity Initiative with its report on the state of gender equity in Milwaukee law firms.


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. 

Current Events

IWL Research Social
February 16 | 3:30 p.m.


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


IWL Spring Gala
March 8 | 5:30 p.m. | Registration & More Info | Pledge Sponsorship For This Event


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


COBA Women's Business Leader Speaker Series
April 12 | More details


IWL Research Social
April 19 | 4:00 p.m.


IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 3, Episode 3 Launch
March 25


Check out the Events page for descriptions and links for each event.

Watch IWL's Latest Spotlight on Research Episode:

Click HERE to watch this episode on YouTube.

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.