L-R: Sally Vogl-Bauer, Peggy Lean, Elizabeth Backes, Andrea Behling, Maria Gloriosa, Leda Nath; 2nd row, left to right: Lindsey Vanderloop, Denise Ehren, Lauren Smith, Maria White. Not pictured - Susan Huss-Lederman
Women in Leadership Awards - March 5. 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Issues Committee recognized contributions to UW-Whitewater of eleven "Women in Leadership" honorees at the annual Women's History Month Program. A complete list of WIL awardees from 2004 to the present can be found here.
Gender Equity Report
In the spring of 2008, the Chancellor and the Provost authorized and funded the Gender Equity Report. Faculty members from the Women's Issues Committee collaborated with representatives from university administration and the Office of Institutional Research to form the Gender Equity Task Force in order to complete this report. The goal of the project is to initiate improved gender equity for students, staff, faculty, and administrators across campus.
UW-W Breastfeeding Policy
A Lactation room is now available in Hyland Hall 1006 - To register for access to the room, click on the following link http://tiny.cc/HH_LactationRoomRequest. Information on the campus breastfeeding policy may be found on the Human Resources website at http://www.uww.edu/adminaffairs/hr/.
About the Committee
The Women's Issues Committee promotes interest in women and women's issues on campus by
- Providing educational programming to celebrate women and their accomplishments e.g. sponsoring Women's History Month), combating sexism, and by encouraging content on women be included throughout the curriculum.
- Conducting research to investigate the status of women on campus, their concerns, and their needs.
Women's Issues Committee meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Membership - Criteria for membership is interest in women's issues and willingness to participate actively. Membership is voluntary and final number of potential members flexible. Volunteer members should represent the following areas:
- Women's Studies Department Chairperson (permanent chair of the committee)
- Department of Athletics
- Wellness Center
- Academic Staff Assembly
- Women's Center
- Children's Center
- Inclusive Excellence
- Student Affairs
- Student Community
- LGBT Task Force
- Members at Large
- Other Constituencies