Advocacy Council

Women Employed’s Advocacy Council is an informed group of volunteers who organize and advocate to advance WE’s mission to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity.

Advocacy Council members are from diverse backgrounds with a strong commitment to women’s issues and social change with a range of skills and interests including leadership, marketing, organizing, and fundraising.

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Members advance the movement for women's economic equality by

MOBILIZING our networks through events, e-advocacy, and social media to bring the voices of young women to the movement for change

INFORMING our personal and professional networks about the problem of low-paid work and what we can do together to solve it.

ADVOCATING to improve public policies to ensure fairness and open opportunities.

“FRIENDRAISING”and fundraising to strengthen Women Employed’s programs.

The Advocacy Council Meetings

Upcoming Meeting Dates

September 20, 2023   Register Here
Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT [Fully virtual]

October 24, 2023     Register Here
Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT [Fully virtual]

November 27, 2023    Register Here
Monday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT [Fully virtual]

December 13, 2023    Register Here
End of Year Calling Campaign
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
[Hybrid: In-person & Virtual] WE’s office at 1 E. Wacker Drive Suite 2520

January 24, 2024    Register Here
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT [Virtual]

February 21, 2024    Register Here
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT [Virtual]

March 20, 2024    Register Here
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT [Virtual]

April 17, 2024    Register Here
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT [Virtual]

June 26, 2024    Register Here
Wednesday, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CT [Virtual]

July 17, 2024    Registration Opening Soon
Summer Social
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT
[In-person, location TBD]

Questions? Reach out to Michelle Schwartz,
Senior Events & Volunteer Manager at
[email protected] or call/text: 312-481-6770

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

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!