Recent successful work by the Wisconsin Women’s Network (WWN) includes the following.
- WWN has been awarded a $40,000 grant by the Women’s Foundation of California and been selected to participate in the Foundation’s Aging Justice Replication Project. WWN is one of only five groups nationwide to be chosen in a highly competitive grants process. With the award, WWN will train fellows to become grassroots activists on behalf of causes related to women and aging.
- In partnership with the UW-Madison Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, WWN recently hosted the Wisconsin Young Women’s Agenda. The meeting brought 150 participants together to become advocates for themselves and others.
- Co-sponsors WWN and Wisconsin NOW celebrated Women’s Equality Day last summer (see photo). On June 10, 1919, Wisconsin’s all-male state legislature ratified the women’s suffrage amendment just moments before Illinois, making ours the first state in the nation to approve the landmark change to the Constitution.