Newsmakers: Wisconsin Women in Government
On February 7, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sits down with Susan Webb Yackee, Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison; and Amanda Graham, President Wisconsin Women in Government, to discuss issues surrounding Wisconsin women in government. The Wisconsin Women in Government organization holds their annual Leadership Seminar next week in partnership with the La Follette School of Public Policy – hoping to support the next wave of women leaders in the state. Wisconsin has seen changes in the levels of women in elected office and other government posts over time, still women currently hold fewer than one-third of state legislative seats and even fewer local offices despite comprising 50% of the population. New public policy polling shows the importance of women voices at the table particularly on issues of health care, COVID policy, race relations and more.