Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire

In early 2020, the Wisconsin Governor's 19th Amendment Centennial Committee launched a "Women Who Inspire" initiative to celebrate and recognize living Wisconsin women who inspire us through their social change work to increase gender equality and uplift the lives of women and young girls. Each member of the Centennial Committee was asked to nominate one woman.

LWVWI is a member of the Governor's 19th Amendment Centennial Committee and chose to solicit the name of one inspiring woman from each of our twenty local Leagues, which represent many communities throughout Wisconsin. We received seven nominations and selected one, Sharlen Moore, Co-Founder & Director of Youth Justice Milwaukee & Urban Underground, to represent the state League’s submission to the Centennial Committee. Moore is celebrated here, and she will also be highlighted on the Centennial Commission’s website during the summer of 2020. In this space, we also recognize the other six inspiring nominees. 

LWVWI's Winning Nominee to the Wisconsin Governor's 19th Amendment Centennial Committee 

Headshot of Sharlen Moore 

 Sharleen Moore
Co-founder and Director, Youth Justice Milwaukee & Urban Underground


LWVWI’s Nominations to the Wisconsin Governor’s 19th Amendment Centennial Committee




Photo of Beth Schnor

Beth Schnorr
Retired Executive Director, Harbor House, Appleton


Photo of Meleesa Johnson

Meleesa Johnson
Portage County Supervisor & Steven's Point City Council President


Photo of Bette Carr

Bette Carr
Former president and long-term member of LWV Beloit


Headshot of Judy Crain

Judy Crain
Member of the Greater Green Bay League


Photo of Shirley Senarighi

Shirley Senarighi
LWV Door County Member


Photo of member Judith Goldsmith

Judith Goldsmith
Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin