Institute for Women's Leadership at Marquette University

Opportunities for Marquette Faculty on IWL Core Leadership Team

The application process is open now as IWL seeks to fill its two open roles for co-directors and fill out its leadership team.  To learn more, check out the position announcement on HERE. To apply, send your CV and letter of application to Dr. Jennica Webster. The review of applicants will begin on July 18th and will continue until the positions are filled.

New 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 

2022 IWL Interdisciplinary Summer Grant Program

The Institute for Women’s Leadership is currently reviewing submitted applications for the 2022 Interdisciplinary Summer Research Grant. Through this grant program, the IWL helps to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations across the Marquette University community that further our understanding of gender and sex. Award announcements will be made closer to the end of the academic year.

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. 

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.

Current Events


IWL Spotlight on Research — Season 3, Episode 3 Launch
April 25


Public Health & Equity Fellowship Symposium
May 3 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Register


Just Universities Co-Sponsored Speaker Event
May 4 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Register


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