Milwaukee Women inc is an organization of professional women determined to change the face and quality of leadership in the Wisconsin business community by increasing the number of women corporate directors.

External Engagement

External Engagement

Working with the broader business and civic community to build relationships with key decision-makers

Member Engagement

Member Engagement

Serving the broader membership by providing meaningful connections and involvement



Benchmarking where we are and where we need to go


Providing resources for companies looking to place women on their boards and for women interested in serving on boards

Our Research

Since 2004, MWi has published an annual research report on the percentage of women serving on the boards of directors of the 50 largest Wisconsin public companies. Our 2020 research report, “Moving the Needle,” shows the percentage of women on the boards of Wisconsin’s top 50 public companies has reached an all-time high. The report ranks the number of women on corporate boards and in executive positions at the WI 50 companies and includes best practices for increasing board diversity.

Read the full report here.

2020 MWi Research Report

Latest News

Women Business Collaborative: January 2021 Report Summary
February 19, 2021

The 40% Trend Continues 2021 is starting off positive, with women comprising 39.5% of board appointments. This continues a five-month trend…

Equilar GDI: Russell 3000 Sees Progress at Glacial Pace in Q3 2020
February 18, 2021

The percentage of Russell 3000 board members who are women increased slightly in Q3 2020 from 22.9% to 23.1%. The…

A Hidden Hurdle in Efforts to Diversify Boardrooms
February 17, 2021

Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push. Last spring,…

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