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.
September 30, 2019A new Illinois law prohibits employers from asking job applicants for their pay history. Here’s what that means.
September 30, 2019Ban on Use of Wage Histories Takes Effect in Illinois
August 20, 2019Commentary: It takes 20 months for a black woman to earn what a man earns in a year. We can fix that.
July 31, 2019Gov. Pritzker signs wage history bill preventing employers from asking job applicants previous pay
ABC 7 News
September 27, 2019Illinois’ new wage history law takes effect this weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
Crain's Chicago Business
August 21, 2019Joan Esposito: Live, Local, & Progressive with Sharmili Majmudar (1:06:00)
WCPT 820 Radio
August 9, 2019New statewide sexual harassment protections become law
Crain's Chicago Business
August 19, 2019Schneider panel: Gender pay gap hurts individuals, this country’s economy
October 16, 2019The wage gap is not (just) your mama’s problem
The Chicago Reader
July 31, 2019Gobernador Pritzker firma proyecto de ley que impide que los empleadores pregunten a los solicitantes sobre historial salarial
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