Solving the Puzzle: Expanding Opportunities
Financial stability is a complex puzzle. For a low-wage working woman to achieve financial stability for herself and her family, all the pieces have to be in place. She needs opportunities for good jobs that pay living wages, offer benefits and flexibility, and lead to advancement. She needs access to affordable, high-quality education, and her school must provide support services to help her overcome barriers to graduation.
Receives 2012 Woman with Vision award presented by the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois for contributions to women’s advancement
By 2024, 80 percent of jobs will require a college degree or certificate, yet three million Illinois adults don't have education beyond high school. To address this gap, Women Employed, the Chicago Jobs Council, and the Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition lead the Pathways to Careers Network, an initiative to increase college and career success for adult learners with low basic skills.