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.
Huge Gains for Women in Election; Challenges Remain
CHICAGO — Tuesday’s election was a major victory for women and families. More women than ever now hold seats in Congress, and voters elected new leaders who are committed to equal pay, paid sick days, and other policies that matter to working women.
An Agenda for Women and Families
We must ensure that the concerns of women and their families remain at the forefront of our national agenda. With more women than ever now serving in the U.S. Senate and strong progressive candidates serving in both chambers, we must make sure that the champions for women and families that you put into office take action to support fair pay, access to health care, and expanded educational opportunities for all women. There is still much work to be done to ensure action on a strong agenda for women.