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.
July 16, 2019200,000 petition signatures demanding equal pay for women’s soccer team delivered to U.S. Soccer Federation
July 18, 2019Chicago News Report, July 15: Protest in Support of Equal Pay for Women Soccer Players (starts at 18:45)
Medill News Service
July 16, 2019Equal pay advocates rally at U.S. Soccer Headquarters in Chicago
June 4, 2019Illinois Sexual Harassment and Pay Equity Bills Head to Governor
May 1, 2019Joan Esposito Live: Interview with Cherita Ellens (starts at 1:30:15)
WCPT 820 Radio
July 16, 2019Protests Outside US Soccer HQ Show An Escalation Of The USWNT’s Equal Pay Fight
SB Nation: All For XI
July 16, 2019Soccer fans, activists rally at U.S. Soccer headquarters for equal pay
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
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