Women Employed Blog

  • “She Says” with Barb Yong, Founder of the Equal Pay Day Chicago Coalition
    on March 29, 2023

    Barb Yong has been practicing law for 40 years, with the last 22 at the mid-sized Chicago law firm, Golan Christie Taglia LLP. During her tenure, she helped grow the firm from 10 attorneys to over 35 and is one of the very few law firms that are over 50% female, including equity partners, income partners, and associates. And while she is an advocate for equal pay, her practice is mainly focused on business litigation and bankruptcy law.For the past 14 years, Barb has led the Equal Pay Day […]

  • Where in the World is Women Employed
    on March 29, 2023

    If you thought Women Employed (WE) kicked off 2023 with a bang, you haven’t seen anything yet. The past month has proved to be one of our busiest as we participated in even more events, giving us more opportunities to champion the economic advancement of women by advocating for causes that impact us the most. Starting with our participation in Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton’s Illinois Council on Women and Girls meeting on February 21st and ending with Roosevelt University’s […]

  • ASPIRE Speaker Series with Angell Howard
    on March 29, 2023

    The ASPIRE Racial Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series kicked off in February with a workshop led by Angell Howard, Associate Director of Professional Development and Staff Recognition at Illinois State University. Angell’s workshop, Stereotypes, Myths, and Misconceptions: What You Believe Matters! asked those participating in the ASPIRE Project to examine cultural biases that influence our behavior and attitudes towards others, while also discussing ways to increase our cultural […]

  • Where in the World is Women Employed?
    on February 27, 2023

    Since the start of 2023, Women Employed (WE) has hit the ground running! Kicking off our 50th Anniversary year, WE has not only maintained our presence at the forefront of nearly every major advancement for working women in the U.S., we have also been present at quite a few events around the city of Chicago. Starting with the Mayoral Forum on January 14th, to our most recent Advocacy Council Meeting, Women Employed has proven that our activism doesn’t just stop at the office.Missed out? […]

  • ASPIRE: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed
    on February 23, 2023

    Through phase I of the Accelerating Student Progress and Increasing Racial Equity (ASPIRE) project we learned a lot about where colleges are at in terms of developmental education reform, where they are headed, and what supports they need to get there. As phase II begins, we are excited to offer the colleges we are working with more robust supports and are looking forward to kicking off phase II of the project with a speaker series on racial equity and inclusion (REI) in higher education.As a […]

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The City of Chicago has declared March 8, 2023 as Women Employed Day in Chicago!