The latest research publication from IWL, "Milwaukee Women in the Workplace—2023 Report," written by IWL Director Jennica Webster, PhD, reviews findings from a study of workers in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and provides proven recommendations on how our community can continue to make equitable advancements for an even better community.
Released on May 3rd, 2023, this is the second paper from IWL's Faculty Fellows program. The Power of Intellectual Joy for the Future of Women at Work by Melissa Shew, PhD, explores the importance of finding and making space for joy in life. This paper was the basis for IWL's May 3rd, 2023, Joy Workshop. To request more information on this workshop or this paper's companion workbook, please contact the IWL Team via e-mail.
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.
Released on October 3rd, 2022, this is the first paper from IWL's Faculty Fellows program. Sex Difference in Pain Perception by Marie Hoeger Bement, PhD, 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, visit the IWL Events page.]
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.
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.
The third and final publication from IWL's research study, "When 'Safer-at-Home' is Not Actually Safe," this paper by Heather Hlavka, PhD, Sameena Mulla, PhD, Andrea K. Schneider, JD, and Erin Schubert, PhD, explores the temporary and long-term restraining order processes for domestic abuse survivors in Milwaukee County from the perspectives of service seekers and service providers.
The second paper of this study, this paper by Aleksandra Snowden, PhD, explores the impact that people's access to technology has on their ability to procure needed assistance as they navigate the local court's process to file for a restraining order and work to survive and overcome their experiences of domestic abuse. Given the important role that technology access may have in support-seeking behavior among survivors of domestic violence, this paper examines the overlap between the areas where Sojourner clients live and the technological resources in the community and provides evidence-based insights into how survivor advocates might better serve survivors through closing gaps in access to technology.
The first paper to come fromthe "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.