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  • Joint Statement in Support of SB815’s Creation of a Commission on Equitable Public University…
    on August 24, 2021

    Joint Statement in Support of SB815’s Creation of a Commission on Equitable Public University Funding in IllinoisAugust 24, 2021As members of the Illinois Higher Education Network, we applaud Governor Pritzker in signing SB815 into law yesterday. With SB815’s creation of a Commission on Equitable Public University Funding, Illinois is a step closer toward not only having a funding model that considers what it takes to ensure institutions have the resources to adequately support students, […]

  • Looking for Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day?
    on May 5, 2021

    Looking for Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day? Let’s Start by Ending the Sexist and Racist Wage Gap Working Mothers Face.By Mary Kay Devine, Senior Director of External Affairs at Women Employed, and full-time working mom to Lucy, Charles, Cecilia, and Eleanor.Before the construction paper homemade cards are complete with glitter and glue. Before the kids cook up plans to serve Mom breakfast in bed. Before we celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, we pause to mark Mother’s Equal Pay Day. And […]

  • How the American Jobs Plan Impacts Women
    on April 9, 2021

    Last week, the Biden/Harris administration announced its $2 trillion American Jobs Plan to rebuild infrastructure and reshape the economy. Through improving the nation’s infrastructure, the plan is designed to employ millions of people, invest in clean energy, housing, and advance environmental justice, among other objectives. But the boldest component of the proposal is its $400 billion commitment to fund the care economy — everything from expanding access to at-home or community-based […]

  • Get to Know Boozy Bites Founder Dee Dee Bryant
    on March 22, 2021

    What do Women’s History Month and women-owned premium edible company, Boozy Bites, have in common? CELEBRATION!We spoke with Boozy Bites Founder, Dee Dee Bryant, about her experiences in a male-dominated industry, the women in her life who inspire her, and why she chose to support our work to champion women’s economic status with a special edition, Lady Strong section of assortments.P.S. Through the end of March, 10% of proceeds from Boozy Bites’ Lady Strong products will support our work […]

  • What the American Rescue Plan Delivers for Women — And What We Still Need for a Lasting Economic…
    on March 15, 2021

    What the American Rescue Plan Delivers for Women — And What We Still Need for a Lasting Economic RecoveryThe American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides critical relief to working people and families suffering multiple and intersecting impacts from the pandemic, cutting all the more deeply for women of color due to inequities on the basis of race and gender. The women of color who have disproportionately lost jobs or have been made more vulnerable to COVID on the front lines will certainly […]

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