ADVANCING WOMEN AND GIRLS IN WISCONSIN

Guests:  Melinda Heinritz, Strategic Partnerships Director, Madison Community Foundation/A Fund for Women and Christine Lidbury, Executive Director, Wisconsin Women’s Council

On this Mother’s Day weekend, we turn our attention to women and girls in Wisconsin – how their status compares to the rest of the country and what support they are receiving to enhance their basic life skills, education and leadership development.

While more women than men are graduating with advance degrees, they are still significantly in the minority in CEO positions and elected office. What is being done to change that?

On this program, Melinda Heinritz and Christine Lidbury update us on the demographics of women in Wisconsin, the growing gap in education levels and wages, and the support women and girls are receiving to stay in school, gain higher paying job skills, develop businesses, and advocate to attain leadership roles in the community, business and government.