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Our mission is a more equitable workplace for the City of Madison, regardless of gender or other group status. We promote inclusive policies, create opportunities for education and employee development and plan programming to support a changing, equitable culture for women and underserved genders.


Members of Women's Initiatives Committee (WIC) are appointed by the Mayor and are authorized to attend all scheduled meetings.

All permanent employees who have passed their probationary period can join. Any City employee may seek membership after attending two consecutive meetings.

Meets: 2nd Thursday of every month
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Madison Municipal Building, Room 202
Agency: Department of Civil Rights
(608) 266-4910
Email DCR
Authority: Madison General Ordinance (MGO) 33.27
Chair: Abigail Ferguson
Vice Chair: Sarah Russell
Communications Chair: Hannah Mohelnitzky
Treasurer: Rachel Darken