Working women, especially low earners, face big challenges getting into and staying in school. Finances, work schedules, family responsibilities, and poor educational preparation all play a part. Too often, public policies and educational institutions don’t respond effectively to these barriers or provide quality programs that lead to good jobs.
Women Employed has a long track record of expanding educational opportunities for women. Learn more »
Our Agenda for Change
More women, especially low-paid workers, obtain certificates and degrees that lead to good jobs and a better future.
Increase the availability of financial aid, especially for the poorest students. Learn more »
Help community colleges, where so many working women enroll, to provide good counseling and career guidance, services like child care, and other supports to promote retention. Learn more »
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