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Wisconsin Women in Government Seeks Nominations for Legacy and Rising Star Awards


By - Feb 17th, 2020 02:31 pm

MADISON… Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG), a statewide, bipartisan, non-profit organization, seeks nominations for awards that will recognize two outstanding women for their careers in public service and/or government relations. Award winners will be recognized at the 2020 WWIG Scholarship & Recognition Gala, where Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, co-authors of Notorious R.B.G.: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will deliver a joint keynote address.

Members of the public are encouraged to submit nominations for two awards:

  • The “Rising Star Award” will honor one woman who has been in her profession for 10 years or less but has demonstrated excellence by making an extraordinary impact in her profession relative to her years of service.
  • The “Legacy Award” will honor one woman who has made significant professional contributions throughout her career to local, state, and/or national government.

Eligible nominees for both awards are women with roles in local, state, and/or national government, including but not limited to elected officials, public employees, and those interacting with government through the private sector. Nominations are due by 11:59pm on March 6, 2020.

All nominees will be notified of their nomination. Recipients of the two awards will be notified of their selection and invited to the WWIG 2020 Scholarship & Recognition Gala to be held in Madison, Wisconsin on April 15, 2020 at the Monona Terrace.

“We look forward to continuing WWIG’s long tradition of recognizing the notable achievements of women leaders working in public service in the State of Wisconsin,” said Bethany Anderson, WWIG President. “We welcome your nominations of outstanding public servants for the Legacy and Rising Star Awards.”

Click here for the Legacy Award nomination form.
Click here for the Rising Star Award nomination form.

Wisconsin Women in Government was founded in 1987 to celebrate and support the talented women who choose a career in government service. Over the past 30 years, WWIG has awarded over $1.2 million in scholarships to women pursuing careers in government service, including undergraduate scholarships, Badger Girls State, networking opportunities for professional women and other programs.

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