Save the Dates: Announcing IWL's Women & Money Series! 

IWL Women & Money - Save the DatesWe are happy to announce our forthcoming speaker series: Women & Money! Sessions will begin this fall, with the first taking place on September 30th.  For each session we will learn from local, state, and national leaders on each subject on how to make a difference that benefits women as individuals and our communities.  Click here for more information.







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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. 

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.
IWL Law Firm Equity Initiative 

Watch IWL's Latest Spotlight on Research Here!

IWL Pay Equity Series Wrapslink to pay equity page

IWL's Pay Equity Series featured scholars whose background equips them to educate on the variety of issues that are at play within discussions on pay equity. Click here to watch playback of the series!

Mission and Vision 

The mission of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University is to advance women’s leadership locally and globally through pioneering research, innovative programming, and collaborative engagement.

Our vision is one of intersectional inclusivity and gender equity. As advocates for justice, we will engage, inspire, and transform students, staff, faculty, and community leaders as we:

  • Create an interdisciplinary and vibrant research environment that equitably and inclusively supports faculty and students as they engage in impactful, transformative scholarship.
  • Serve as an incubator for innovative leadership initiatives that challenge the barriers to the advancement of women, while embracing intersectionality, as we seek to reduce inequities across institutional structures.
  • Cultivate community connections through mentoring and leadership programming that reaches down to high school students, out to university students and faculty, and up to external stakeholders including corporations, nonprofits, and community associations.      

  • Current Events

    Thank you for joining us this semester! We're taking the summer to continue to plan more events that support IWL's mission and values. Stay tuned this summer for cross promotional events. Have a great summer!