Women Employed Blog

  • “She Says” with Amber N. Anderson
    on May 16, 2024

    A planter is often described as a farmer, grower, or producer, and Amber N. Anderson is the embodiment of that and more. In 2017, the then-16-year-old began planting seeds for what is now Black is Gold Organization, a nonprofit that focuses on empowering young Black women and girls in high school and college throughout the United States. Now, seven years later, the nonprofit leader is watching as those seeds blossom into something greater than she could have ever imagined. To date, the Black is […]

  • Four Black Mompreneurs You Should Know
    on May 9, 2024

    May 10th is National Small Business Day, and here at Women Employed, we are proud of the work we have done to assist women entrepreneurs in rethinking how they look at running a business. Through our Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub (WE Hub), we are providing Black and Latina/x women small business owners with options, resources, and tools to take their businesses from ideas and side hustles to pathways to economic freedom. Since launching the WE Hub September of 2022, we have helped over 400 […]

  • Where in the World is Women Employed?
    on April 16, 2024

    As April ushered in plenty of rain and sunshine, it also brought with it the call for Women Employed to show up at several events across Chicago, Springfield, and even Washington, D.C.! Starting with a continuation of Women’s History Month celebrations, WE made appearances at forums, receptions, conferences, radio interviews, and fairs. We even met up with a former Summer Leader and a group of Girl Scouts who share an extra special connection to WE.Read on to find out where we’ve been this […]

  • “They Said”: The ASPIRE Project
    on April 16, 2024

    April is National Community College Month, and here at Women Employed, we are proud of the partnerships we have forged with 10 Illinois community colleges through our Accelerating Student Progress and Increasing Racial Equity (ASPIRE) Project. The ASPIRE Project aims to: (1) accelerate students’ progress through remedial education; (2) increase racial equity and inclusion; (3) provide opportunities for colleges to learn from one another, and (4) use what we collectively learn to inform the […]

  • Where in the World is Women Employed?
    on March 27, 2024

    Women’s History Month is always a busy time at Women Employed. And this March ushered in an abundance of panel discussions, site visits, conferences, galas, and much more! WE honored the life and legacy of Marilyn Katz, a Chicago advocate who truly did make history for women. And WE even found time to gather as a team to celebrate our very own Senior Development Officer, Amanda Sousa, as she prepares to welcome her baby girl!WE are thankful for every stage, every rally, every celebration, […]

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