Women of Milwaukee

Unique Unites

Who runs the world?? Women of Milwaukee, that's who! The city would not be where it is today without the efforts and hard work of the women who live here. The freedoms and privileges in this city have stemmed from the incredible achievements of astounding ladies. Here you can learn about women's impact on cultural institutions or join local groups to support women's efforts. To all of the women of Milwaukee working hard and making a difference, we thank you!

Beulah Briton House and Community Center 
Beulah Briton opened her home as a community center for working-class families in 1872. The historic home now houses the Bay View Historical Society and the Beulah Briton Community Center continues Briton’s work to this day. 


Golda Meir School 
Golda Meir School was built in 1890 as Fourth Street Grade School before being renamed and rededicated in 1979 to honor Golda Meir, a grade school attendee there from 1906 to 1912. Meir would go on to become Israel’s prime minister after attending high school and college in Milwaukee. 


Golda Meir Library 
Located on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, theGolda Meir Library is named for the former prime minister of Israel. After graduating from Milwaukee’s North Division High School, Meir attended Milwaukee State Normal School, which would later become UW-Milwaukee. 


Halyard Park 
Ardie Clark Halyard was an activist for fair housing, racial equality, and Black homeownership. Halyard Park is named in her and her husband’s honor and remains one of the longest-standing residential neighborhoods for Milwaukee’s Black middle class. 

Jewish Museum Milwaukee 
Learn about remarkable local women from Milwaukee’s Jewish community at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, including Former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and “The Settlement Cookbook” Author Lizzie Black Kander. 

Milwaukee Film 
Milwaukee Film offers Women’s History Month programming that features stories about and amplified by women. 

North Point Lighthouse 
Georgia Green Stebbins managed North Point Lighthouse 46 years before women were even allowed to vote in the United States. Stebbins is the first female and longest-serving lighthouse keeper of North Point Light. 


Vel R. Phillips Avenue Murals 
Vel R. Phillips was a woman of many firsts – including Milwaukee’s first female judge and first person of color to be elected Wisconsin’s Secretary of State. In 2018, the Milwaukee Common Council – to which she was the first African-American elected – unanimously voted to rename 4th Street in her honor. Head  to Vel R. Phillips and North Avenues to see murals honoring Phillips. 

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Hmong American Women’s Association (HAWA) 
The vision of the Hmong American Women’s Association is to create a world where Southeast Asian women, girls, queer, and transgender people are free from injustice.   


Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition 
The Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition was founded in 1994 and aims to promote a more accurate understanding of Islam and Muslim women through advocacy, education, and outreach.  


Milwaukee Women Inc.  
The vision of Milwaukee Women Inc. is to achieve maximum potential of Wisconsin businesses by having balanced representation of women on boards of directors in local companies.  


Milwaukee Women’s Center  
The mission of the Milwaukee Women’s Center is to be a resource and service provider to those affected by domestic violence, abuse, mental health issues, homelessness, and poverty.  


Pearls for Teen Girls 
Pearls for Teen Girls seeks to improve quality of life by empowering young women with self-development, guidance, and support resources and programs so that they can strive for brighter futures. 


Professional Dimensions 
Professional Dimensions aims to expand women’s possibilities by cultivating key women’s leadership dimensions: fearless leadership, meaningful action, intentional inclusion, continuous learning, and authentic relationships.


TEMPO is a group made up of professional women that provides opportunities to network with leaders and has a mission to further impact of women leaders in the Milwaukee community. 

Wauwatosa Women’s Club
The goal of the Wauwatosa Women’s Club is to provide social, educational, and philanthropic enrichment for its members.  


Wisconsin African American Women’s Center  
The mission of the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center is to empower all people regardless of race, gender, and ethnicity, through various activities and programming involving economic development, arts, culture, and social/emotional enhancement in the community.  


Woman’s Club of Wisconsin  
Established in 1876, Woman’s Club of Wisconsin has a strong foundation supporting women of influence who meet to engage in variety of social, educational, and philanthropic discussions and activities.  


Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee 
The vision of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee is to help activate philanthropy that advances female equity as well as help women and girls realize their full potential so that everyone can thrive.  


Women’s Leadership Collaborative  
Women’s Leadership Collaborative unites professional women in the Greater Milwaukee area in the fight for achieving equity. Their goal is to create a future where all instances of disparity are addressed.  


Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) 
WWBIC aims to assist individuals who are starting, expanding, or strengthening their business by providing financial resources, programs, and one-on-one technical business assistance.