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Badger Talks video: Working women and the pandemic

December 1, 2020

In this Badger Talks interview, engineering professor Pam Kreeger discusses why it’s important for women to be okay with saying no and why it’s so crucial to know your own needs and what it takes to stay healthy and balanced.

UW Health’s Med Flight operates with all-female helicopter crew

September 25, 2020

The team is grateful for the opportunity to fly together, and hopes their story can show young people that your gender doesn't have to define your career.

Dane County Health Council and partners announce Black Maternal and Child Health Alliance to lead local birth equity efforts

September 18, 2020

The group will be co-chaired by Tiffany Green, assistant professor in the departments of Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

UW’s Elizabeth McCoy was a pioneer of 20th century microbiology

July 15, 2020

As a woman in a field dominated by men, McCoy rarely received the accolades that her male colleagues did, but by all accounts, she felt welcome at the university and respected by her peers.

New engineering professor outsmarted doubters, and Twitter loves it

February 19, 2020

Steffi Diem's viral tweet has been liked by nearly 50,000 people and retweeted more than 2,000 times, and hundreds are sharing their own stories of succeeding despite the doubts of others — and themselves.

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 see in our continuing series Wisconsin 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.