Institute for Women's Leadership at Marquette University

NEW Release:
Sex Differences in Pain Perception—Why Do Women Experience More Pain Than Men?

The first paper from IWL's Faculty Fellows program, this paper explores how different people experience pain and offers some general tools that can help manage pain depending on one's experiences.  This paper is the basis for IWL's November 3rd community event: Women Experience More Pain Than Men—And What To Do About It!
[For more information and to register now, visit the IWL Events page.]  The paper, Sex Differences in Pain Perception—Why Do Women Experience More Pain Than Men?, is now available to all.  Click HERE for a copy:Front Cover of Sex Differences in Pain Persception (white paper)

Join the IWL Student Advisory Board!

IWL is establishing a new Student Advisory Board that gives students an opportunity to engage in meaningful leadership development and take an active role in shaping IWL programming. The board will be comprised of representatives from all colleges and grade levels. To find out more, check out the call for applicants, and click HERE to apply.


Spring 2022 Release: A Guide to Better Understanding and Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in Our Workplaces

The first paper to come from Front Cover - A Guide to Better Understanding and Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors in Our Workplaces
the "When 'Safer-At-Home'
Is Not Actually Safe"
interdisciplinary community research project, this white paper serves as a guide for how organizations can support employees experiencing domestic violence in their home life.

Newest Report on Law Firm Equity Released

link to law equity

Released in April 2022, the Institute of Women's Leadership shares part two of its Law Firm Equity Initiative with its report on the state of gender equity in Milwaukee law firms.

IWL Law Firm Equity Initiative 


IWL Research Mini-Grants

As a reminder, the IWL is accepting applications for research mini-grants of up to $1000. These grants are designed to support research-related activities that advance scholarship or academic knowledge focused on gender or sex.
Click HERE for application materials and more information.


Check out the latest from the Beyond MU series!

Watch Beyond MU: Lifelong Learning —"When 'Safer-at-Home' is Not Actually Safe: Supporting Intimate Partner Violence Survivors during Quarantine" HERE!

 
In March 2020, state governments began issuing “Safer-at-Home” orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But for women living with abusive partners, being quarantined at home was anything but safe. Andrea Schneider, professor of law in the Marquette University Law School and director for the Institute for Women’s Leadership, has created a research team to analyze the effect these orders had on the prevalence of domestic abuse cases, and their impact on the wellness and mental health of survivors. 
 
Hear how this team, in partnership with Milwaukee County Circuit Court and the Sojourner Family Peace Center, is working toward improving services for survivors during the pandemic- to enhance court processes and to guide best practices in advising workplaces on how to respond to Intimate Partner Violence. 

Current Events

WISDOM Lunch with Women in Politcal Science
Friday, October 14 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | 707 Hub  |  Click HERE to Register.
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IWL Social w/ Narrative 4
Wednesday, October 26 | 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. | Marquette Hall 105 |  Check back for Register Link.


Women Experience More Pain Than Men—And What To Do About It!
Thursday, November 3 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Marquette University's AHPRC |  Click HERE to Register.


Check out the Events page for descriptions and links for each event.


Watch IWL's Latest Spotlight on Research Episode:

Click HERE to watch this episode on YouTube in its original formatting.


Playback Available for IWL's Women and Money Series

Watch video playback of IWL's latest series, Women and Money, by clicking HERE.  For each session, we learned from local, state, and national leaders in each subject on how to make a difference that benefits women as individuals and our communities.
Check out the Women and Money page to learn more.