WE relentlessly pursue equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces so that all women, families, and communities thrive.
WE pursue equity for all!
To improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity.
WE draft testimony, rally students, secure grants, persuade legislators, mobilize advocates, share ideas with educators, design systems improvements and programs, brainstorm with business leaders, tweet and post, and passionately believe in a better future for all working women.
Doubling Down on Rising Up, Together By forging relationships with community and business leaders, policymakers, organizations, working people, unions, advocates, donors, and funders, we are bringing people to the table to build a movement that—even in these tumultuous times—is improving the lives of working women and their families every single day. Read our 2018 Annual Report to see how.
Our Board of Directors
Women Employed board members enlist friends, family, and colleagues; chair committees; host meetings; provide fiduciary oversight; strategize; and generously provide support, guidance, and their time, talent, and treasure.
Meet WE Experts
Need a keynote speaker, source for a news story, or someone to conduct a workshop in your organization? No one is better versed in the issues and policies that impact today’s working women than Women Employed experts.
May 1, 2019Joan Esposito Live: Interview with Cherita Ellens (starts at 1:30:15)
WCPT 820 Radio
April 2, 2019Everyone Can Do Something: Advancing Gender Equity in the Workplace
March 29, 2019Commentary: What Chicago’s first female African-American mayor can do for girls, women
March 21, 2019Illinois Bill Aims To Restrict Wage Discrimination
March 21, 2019Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women’s History Month
Shelby County News
March 21, 2019Equal Pay Legislation Advances to Senate, Stuart Calls for Support with Equal Pay Petition
March 7, 2019Celebrating Womanhood
February 20, 2019Historic minimum wage increase will affect 1.4 million Illinoisans
Illinois Business Journal
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