Wisconsin Women in Government Leadership Seminar features school faculty

Attendees of a Wisconsin Women in Government training session pose for a picture.

Leaders from local and state government and legislative offices engaged in two days of learning and discussion during the 18th Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Leadership Seminar. The seminar was led by La Follette School Director and Professor Susan Yackee and featured the work of La Follette School faculty members Mariel Barnes and Denia Garcia.

Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) is a bipartisan volunteer organization that recognizes and supports women who choose to pursue careers 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 all levels of government or who interact with the government through private-sector employment.

Participants also heard from women in policy-related positions, including Division of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim, Senator Joan Ballweg, Dane County Supervisor and Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Sarah Smith, and Director of UW–Madison State Relations Crystal Potts.