Tag Women

When perseverance is the only option: Mabel Watson Raimey

March 12, 2019

Raimey is believed to have been the first African-American woman to graduate from UW–Madison. And that is just the beginning of her story, as we continue our series UW Women at 150.

Student to student: Recognizing women in leadership at UW

March 6, 2019

With International Women’s Day coming March 8, now's the time to celebrate the women who have made an impact on our lives, as well as on our campus community.

Science-A-Thon celebrates a day in the life of a scientist

October 12, 2018

Scientists from around the world will share photos of a typical day for the social media campaign, designed to exhibit and promote diversity in science and raise funds for scientific mentoring. Participating scientists will post 12 photos over 12 hours on social media, an hour-by-hour snapshot of a day in the lab, field or classroom, using the hashtag #dayofscience.

UW-Madison celebrates International Women’s Day March 3

February 28, 2018

The event highlights and reflects on the work of those who have been engaged in improving conditions for women locally, nationally and internationally,

Girls and women not a “silver bullet” for ending poverty

February 23, 2018

Researcher Kathryn Moeller says such initiatives transfer the responsibility for change onto girls and women, and away from governments, corporations and global governance institutions whose actions have often led to the unequal distribution of resources, poor labor conditions and other structural inequities.

They look like surgeons: UW Health women surgeons spark meme

April 13, 2017

Take a magazine cover drawn by a French artist, add in the feminist spirit of Wisconsin surgeons, and you get a Twitter meme that travels the world.

UW Health Chief Diversity Officer Shiva Bidar to join Annual Women in Leadership Symposium panel on April 20

April 12, 2017

UW Health Chief Diversity Officer Shiva Bidar will bring her expertise and experience in forging a career path in the contemporary market to the 5th Annual DDEEA/National Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposium on Thursday, April 20, at Grainger Hall.

Alumna Nancy Armstrong shares stories of American women’s movement

March 2, 2017

UW-Madison graduate Nancy Armstrong is senior producer of MAKERS, a multimedia platform that includes the first documentary of the modern American women’s movement and the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

Jennifer Warren wants more female movie directors

February 22, 2017

Of the top 100 films released in 2016, women directed only four. Actress, director and UW alumna Jennifer Warren is out to change that.

Retirement leaves big shoes to fill at women’s science community

November 18, 2016

Ann Haase Kehl retired after 15 years helping to support women entering fields where they have traditionally been rare.

Brenner’s simpler fertility test is basis for promising UW–Madison spinoff

April 28, 2016

BluDiagnostics co-founder Katie Brenner says the idea came directly from her own difficulty with conception.

Donna Shalala keynote speaker for UW–Madison Global Summit for Women

April 7, 2016

The former UW–Madison chancellor will consider the status of women and well-being in Wisconsin and the world.