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.
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For media inquiries, please contact Racquel C. Fullman, Communications Coordinator. 312-319-2541 | email her