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!
Reports & Statements
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.
May 19, 2023Illinois lawmakers look to close the gap in gender wages with pay transparency bill
May 18, 2023Women Employed helps lead passage of pay transparency bill
The Chicago Crusader
April 30, 2023Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson names more appointees to transition subcommittees
Crain's Chicago Business
April 17, 2023Women have to work nearly 15 months to earn what men make in 12
The Labor Tribune
April 7, 2023CAN TV Live Election Analysis 2023
March 14, 2023Cook County, Chicago Not Included in Illinois’ New Mandatory Paid Leave Act. Here’s Why
NBC 5 Chicago
March 14, 2023Illinois Department of Labor, Women Employed Inform Millions of Working Women On Equal Pay Rights
March 14, 2023Womens’ rights group looks at causes of gender pay gap
CBS News Chicago
March 13, 2023Gov. Pritzker Signs Historic Legislation Guaranteeing 40 Hours of Paid Leave
March 13, 2023Gov. Pritzker signs historic legislation guaranteeing 40 hours of paid leave
Illinois Business Journal
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