Publications

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

A tool advisors can use with students to help them identify their career networking list, set up informational interviews, and record useful information from those interviews.

2011
Case Study/Promising Practice

Truman College's innovative Incentive Program helps adult education students successfully transition to college-level coursework.

2011
Program Guide/Curriculum

A toolkit to help bridge programs assess current provision of key transition services and plan for improvements.

2010
Newsletter
Employers who do good, do well. Discover why everyone wins when workplace policies improve. Meet a dedicated corps of community college students helping Women Employed mobilize student advocates. Explore an international women’s grassroots leadership initiative between the U.S. and Turkey.
2010
Newsletter
Women Employed goes to Washington, invited to the White House by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss workplace flexibility. And back in Illinois, WE responds when financial aid for low-wage Illinois students is jeopardized.
2010
Newsletter
Read why the U.S. Department of Labor rated Women Employed’s Career Coach online job and career tool as among the 10 best in the nation. Hear from students about why our Clear Connections Project is making it easier to for them to transition back to school.
2010
Annual Report

Mapping Success. For many low-wage workers, education is the map to career advancement. Learn more about the road to opportunity we’re building by ensuring financial aid is available, mobilizing students as advocates, promoting bridge programs for basic skills and career training, and guiding community colleges on how to serve adult students better.

2010
Research Report/Policy Brief

During economic downturns, Illinois struggles to fund financial aid for low-income Illinoisans. However, without financial aid, low-income women can’t attend college and their wages stagnate. This policy brief describes how Illinois can use workforce investment bonds to increase access to higher education, allowing more low-income workers to increase their income and help Illinois rebound from the recession.

2009
Newsletter
Meet real people impacted by the work of Women Employed: students who cannot better their lives through education without MAP grants, low-wage workers with volatile schedules that make it impossible to count on a regular paycheck, and restaurant employees who have zero paid sick days.
2009
Newsletter
Women Employed supporters like you voiced which items should be on President Obama’s immediate to-do list. See what made the cut. WE combed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make sure it provides opportunities for low-income working women. Discover what we found. Hear from Deborah and Shira, members of our Alumnae Council and Advocacy Council, about what WE means to them.
2009
Newsletter
We marked President Obama’s first 100 days in office by celebrating the fruits of two years’ labor – WE was in Washington as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed. Read about other 100-day accomplishments. Shadow Elena on a day in her life as a student organizer. And, learn why bridge programs – which provide occupational and basic skills training – are critically important to back-to-school success, and what WE is doing to expand them.
2009
Annual Report

Our Accomplishments Speak for Themselves. Women Employed helps shape federal policy by working for passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, promoting success in college for adult students through the Clear Connections Project, championing paid sick days by building support for the Healthy Workplace Act, and much more.

2009
Research Report/Policy Brief

This policy brief identifies barriers that prevent adult and low-income students from completing college programs, and recommends changes that colleges, state agencies, and policymakers can implement to help more more students succeed.

2008
Program Guide/Curriculum

This guide gives colleges, community organizations, and workforce agencies helpful tools to guide adult learners or first-time college students at different levels of experience and education through in-depth career exploration and planning. The curriculum is designed to help more low-income adults transition into and complete college certificate or degree programs.

2008
Annual Report

WE Are. Our 35th anniversary annual report celebrating nearly four decades of advocacy, public education, innovation and activism on behalf of America’s working women.  

2007
Annual Report

An Ideal World. Workplaces would be fair, access to education universal, and career choices limitless.  Read about Women Employed’s advances towards an ideal world for working women and families.    

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