Women in Sustainability grew out of a desire from the Women on the 2015 WSBC Advisory Board for a place to connect and to share our challenges and successes with other women in the field. WIS is currently housed under the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.


Today, Women in Sustainability (WIS) is a network of professional women working to advance social and environmental sustainability while fostering collaboration and inclusivity in Wisconsin.


WIS Values:

  • Inclusivity

  • Professional development

  • Mentorship

  • Networking

  • Fostering collaboration and partnerships

  • Work life balance/integration

  • Reflection and Celebration

  • Health (food and lifestyle)

  • Relevancy and compelling content

We accomplish this by sharing best practices, ideas, opportunities, successes, challenges, lessons learned, etc. We are a volunteer-run organization and we host educational and networking events throughout the year on our own and in partnership with other like-minded organizations. Our events are inclusive and open to all.


We are always looking for volunteers to help plan and organize events. Please email jessy@wisconsinsustainability.com if you are interested.


To join the conversation, become part of our google group: 


WIS, Investment Conversation | July 19 | 8:00 @ Baird in Milwaukee 


Women tend to be underinvested and not as aggressive when it comes to their security. This is the first in a series about investments and understanding the depth of the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) world and how it relates to us on an individual level. The conversation will be focused on understanding how you can take charge of your future and independence and debunking the myth that investments are complicated. 

Register Here 


Building the Business Case for Renewables | Sept 30 | 1:00 pm @ American Family Insurance 
In partnership with City of Madison, RENEW Wisconsin and WI Office of Energy Innovation.

Registration Coming! 

Events in Planning

  • Socials that include tours

  • Women in Sustainability Session for the Annual WSBC conference (Dec 2019)


Past Events

  • Annual International Women’s Day / WI Women in Green Event

  • Creating Messages with Impact, with Barbara Haig Communications Expert

  • Solstice Celebration

  • Women in Sustainability: Water Series 

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals and how Wi Businesses are adapting