of Smashing the Status Quo for Working Women
Since 1973, Women Employed (WE) has relentlessly pursued equity for women in the workforce by shaping policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces so that all women, families, and communities can thrive.
And we’re not done yet! We won’t stop advocating until every woman—from those who make the tips, to those who make the laws—is given her due. We’re asking you to join us, because there can never be too many people on the right side of history.
CHECK OUT OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO
If you joined us at The Working Lunch on May 25th, you got to see our 50th anniversary video, highlighting our legacy and our vision. Watch it here!
The City and the State are Celebrating With WE!
We are honored that the City of Chicago declared March 8, 2023―International Women’s Day―as Women Employed Day in Chicago in recognition of our 50 years of Smashing the Status Quo. And that the State of Illinois issued a proclamation honoring and celebrating with WE for Women’s History Month.
Join Us! Together We Can Make More History!
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We maybe 50, but we’re not slowing down. We have a bold vision to ensure all women have access to build economic power and agency over their lives. Your support can make it happen.
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Thank You to Our 50th Anniversary Committees
Mary Kay Devine
Carrie Garcia Palmer
Ambar Mentor Truppa
Carrie Garcia Palmer, Co-Lead
Caroline Greenberg, Co-Lead
Christina Perez, Staff Lead
Holly Bartecki, Co-Lead
Ambar Mentor Truppa, Co-Lead
Judy Miyashita, Staff Lead
Starr De Los Santos
Deborah Minor Harvey