Workplace Fairness

2019

2018 Annual Report

Doubling Down on Rising Up, Together. Since 1973, Women Employed has been making change in the workplace to elevate us all. We have stood up for equal opportunity and economic advancement. We have paved the way for millions to get their degrees. And we have leveraged partnerships to make it happen. We are bringing people to the table to build a movement to improve the lives of working women and their families.

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2018

2017 Annual Report

Moving Forward, Together. In a tumultuous year for our country, we have forged ahead to ensure all women can access fair workplaces, quality jobs, and education and training leading to better opportunities. In this report, you’ll read about crucial advances we’ve made this year on equal pay, paid sick time, and pathways to college and careers. The key to our success is you.

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2018

A Letter to Senator Durbin on the Kavanaugh Hearing

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2018

Almost a Year After #MeToo, There’s Still Further to Go

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2018

How the Model Minority Myth Hurts Equal Pay Efforts

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2018

I was asked about my past wages in a job interview. So what’s the problem?

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2018

Women Employed’s 2019 Illinois Women’s Agenda

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2017

2016 Annual Report

This is How Change Happens. It’s never a straight line. Advocacy campaigns are long battles with many twists and turns. New discoveries, barriers, and tactics emerge. Over four decades, Women Employed has developed the strategic know-how, flexibility, and tenacity it takes to win. This report recounts the winding path to two vital advances for working women.
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2017

Chicago and Cook County Earned Sick Time Ordinances

Learn more about the Chicago and Cook County earned sick time ordinances.

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2017

Healthy Workplace Act Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information on the Healthy Workplace Act, a bill that would allow Illinois workers to earn up to five paid sick days per year.

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2017

Help Combat Sexual Harassment

Explains what sexual harassment is, how it is defined by law, and what you can do if you or someone else is sexually harassed.

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2017

How I Missed Out On Over $350,000 Working in Technology

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2017

It’s Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, Not Equal ‘Other’ Pay Day

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2017

Until all women have equal pay, let’s mark Equal Pay Day for all

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2016

2015 Annual Report

Not you. Not me. It’s we. The voices of working women are at the heart of our 2015 annual report. Although the women we heard from had widely varying life experiences, we heard strong commonalities: a yearning to do the best for their families, the importance of financial stability and security, a desire for work that is respected and fulfilling, a belief in fairness, and the importance of speaking up for change.
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