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Institute for Women's Leadership at Marquette University

NEWEST Release:

The Power of Intellectual Joy for the Future of Women at Work

The next paper from IWL's Faculty Fellows program, this paper explores the importance of finding and making space for joy in life.  This paper is the basis for IWL's May 3rd, 2023, community event by the same name.

FRONT COVER of "The Power of Intellectual Joy for the Future of Women at Work"

Additionally, this white paper has a companion workbook, "Increasing Intellectual Joy through the Seven As: Reflective Questions for Work and Life," available here for personal use.  To request a Joy Workshop or for use of this workbook beyond a personal non-profit nature, contact IWL@marquette.edu.

Applications Under Review:
2023 IWL Interdisciplinary Summer Grant Program

The Institute for Women’s Leadership invites Marquette University researchers to apply to its 2023 Interdisciplinary Summer Grant program.  Through this grant program, IWL helps to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations across the Marquette University community that further our understanding of gender and sex.  The deadline for applications was Wednesday, March 1, 2023, by 4 PM; and submissions are currently under review.

NEW Release:
Sex Differences in Pain Perception—Why Do Women Experience More Pain Than Men?

The first paper from IWL's Faculty Fellows program, this paper explores how different people experience pain and offers some general tools that can help manage pain depending on one's experiences.  This paper is the basis for IWL's November 3rd community event: Women Experience More Pain Than Men—And What To Do About It!
[For more information and to register now, visit the IWL Events page.]  The paper, Sex Differences in Pain Perception—Why Do Women Experience More Pain Than Men?, is now available to all.  Click HERE for a copy:Front Cover of "Sex Differences in Pain Persception" (white paper)

Spring 2022 Release: A Guide to Better Understanding and Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in Our Workplaces

The first paper to come from Front Cover - A Guide to Better Understanding and Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in Our Workplaces
the "When 'Safer-At-Home'
Is Not Actually Safe"
interdisciplinary community research project, this white paper serves as a guide for how organizations can support employees experiencing domestic violence in their home life.

Newest Report on Law Firm Equity Released

link to law equity

Released in April 2022, the Institute of Women's Leadership shares part two of its Law Firm Equity Initiative with its report on the state of gender equity in Milwaukee law firms.

IWL Law Firm Equity Initiative 

IWL Research Mini-Grants

As a reminder, the IWL is accepting applications for research mini-grants of up to $1000. These grants are designed to support research-related activities that advance scholarship or academic knowledge focused on gender or sex.
Click HERE for application materials and more information.

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. 

Upcoming Events

Happy summertime!
With the end of the Spring 2023 semeter, IWL has wrapped up its academic programming year.  Follow us on social media and check back here later this summer for announcements and more details on IWL's plans for the 2023-2024 school year.

Cross-Promotional Events

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

Click HERE for more details.


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

Watch IWL's Last Spotlight on Research Episode:

Click HERE to watch this episode on YouTube in its original formatting.

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.




IWL Honored to Recognize Leaders at 2nd Annual IWL GalaIWL Gala Header



IWL Engage Award

 Award winner

Award winner

Award winner

Kareeda Chones Aguam

Senior VP of Partner
Strategy & Management,
Milwaukee Bucks


Dr. Rosemary Stuart

Wehr Distinguished
Professor, Biological Sciences

Gabrielle Chun

College of Engineering, 2024

For more details on the gala and our award winners, vist our IWL 2023 Gala page.