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.
To build a better future where working women and their families can not just survive–but thrive–we need to smash the status quo. That means reshaping the workplace and rethinking how Women Employed approaches our work, too. In this report, you’ll read about some of the exciting work we’re doing to smash the status quo, and hear from women who are informing and benefitting from that work.
Read more in our 2022 impact report!
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.
November 10, 2023Chicago City Council approves ordinance expanding paid time off
Chicago Star Media
November 10, 2023City Council approves expanded paid leave for Chicago workers
The Daily Line
November 10, 2023Mayor Brandon Johnson celebrates landmark paid leave ordinance passing in Chicago, answers questions
November 9, 2023Chicago City Council approves expanded paid time off ordinance
October 20, 2023Letter to the Editor: Time to focus on next steps for tipped workers and restaurants
Crain's Chicago Business
October 6, 2023Chicago eliminates subminimum wage for tipped workers. Here’s what that means
NBC 5 Chicago
October 6, 2023The Midday Madness Show with Cleopatra Draper (starting at 1:06:30)
October 1, 2023Why eliminating the subminimum wage for tipped workers matters so much to women
September 30, 2023LCLAA Hosts Latinas Unidas – Latina Equal Pay Event
September 21, 2023National Association of Realtors take additional steps to address alleged workplace issues
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