On Representation 2020's #GenderParityIndex, Wisconsin is ranked 22nd nationally. Of note, Wisconsin has never elected a female governor which could change in Nov 4th's Midterm election if Mary Burke beats Gov. Scott Walker.
Women Who Made History
Tammy Baldwin made history when she because the first woman in Wisconsin to be elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives in 1998 and became the first openly gay or lesbian person elected to Congress as a non-incumbent. In 2012, she became the first woman in Wisconsin history to be elected to the US Senate.
In 2014, Gwen Moore became the 2nd woman ever elected in Wisconsin to the US House of Representatives and was the first African-American.