Women Employed Recognized as One of Crain’s 2023 Best Places to Work in Chicago.

About Us

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!

Our Mission

To improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity.

Our Team

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.


Impact Report

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!

Women Employed Board, May 2022

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.

WE Experts

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.

Media Kit

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

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

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