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.
Victory. At Women Employed, when we celebrate a victory, it means more women are safe and respected at work. More people have access to the training and education they need to take the next step to something better. It’s peace of mind. Dignity. This year, we have some huge victories to celebrate, and that’s good news for us all. Read about those victories in our 2019 Annual 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.
September 30, 2019A new Illinois law prohibits employers from asking job applicants for their pay history. Here’s what that means.
February 21, 2020Activists and House Lawmakers are Demanding That Women Workers BE HEARD
November 5, 2019Advancing Inclusion Through Pay Equity: The ‘No Salary History’ Law and Beyond
December 5, 2019An Interview Featuring Women Employed
National Diversity Council News
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.
November 19, 2019Commentary: Rachel Maddow and other debate moderators should challenge Democratic candidates on health, equity and safety for women
November 14, 2019Conversations for Equal Pay Podcast with Cherita Ellens
Lean In Women of Color
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
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