In order to create change, we must first understand the issues we are facing.
That is why women's organizations around the state have teamed up to research and report on the status of women in Wisconsin. Our goal is to use this information to improve the lives of women in Winnebago County and throughout the state of Wisconsin.
The Women's Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is proud to be a part of this effort to enlighten others.
What is the situation with women in our area? The good news: statistics demonstrate that women can succeed in society when given a chance on their own terms. Research conducted in 2004 demonstrates:
Women in Wisconsin are among the most likely in the nation to be in the workforce. Yet Wisconsin women rank 28th in the nation for median earnings.
Wisconsin women are less likely to live in poverty than the national average. But 25% of Wisconsin women live in poverty, compared with 28.9% of the national average.
For more information, please download the Status of Women in Wisconsin report. Full Report