Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Helping Women Build Careers in Government

Wisconsin Women in Government is a bipartisan volunteer organization that recognizes and supports women who choose to pursue a career in government by providing scholarships as well as learning, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Since 2001, WWIG has partnered with the La Follette School to provide Leadership Seminars for women who work at the local state or federal level of government or who interact with the government through private-sector employment. The seminars, which include more than 20 hours of training, are led by La Follette School Professor Susan Yackee and Professor Emeritus Dennis Dresang.

Founded in 1987, WWIG also promotes mentoring by bringing together women from different backgrounds to share experiences and to foster professional networks.