Women Employed announces that Iliana A. Mora will succeed retiring Executive Director Anne Ladky as our new President and CEO, starting July 1st. Plus, register for The Working Lunch, and learn about a new employer collaboration that aims to improve jobs for hourly workers.
Another victory! Cook County has followed Chicago's lead and passed an earned sick time ordinance. Plus, check out new census data on the state of working families, and read how a long-time supporter is helping to secure the future.
Victory! On June 22, 461,000 Chicago workers gained the right to earn paid sick days when Chicago aldermen voted 'yes' on a new city ordinance. Learn more about the victory, and about Women Employed's leadership role in making it happen.
Find out how you can be a champion for working women like Carlisha―a retail worker whose schedule fluctuates from week to week, see how Women Employed is helping more adult students get to college, read a tribute to labor lawyer and long-time WE supporter Peggy Hillman, and find out why Joyce Webb, and Investor for Change, supports WE.
Learn how Women Employed is helping Chicago to create family-friendly work policies, find out about a new documentary series that's providing a window into the lives of low-paid workers, and hear from donor and advocate Abigail Sylvester on why she feels it's important to be involved and take action.
Find out how a new Women Employed curriculum is helping students explore careers, learn how many Chicago voters supported paid sick days in a recent election, and learn about our upcoming luncheon with Valerie Jarrett on May 14th!
See how momentum is building to raise the minimum wage in Illinois and nationwide, find out how we're organizing students on college campuses to fight for financial aid, and read about Cassandra, a worker whose unpredictable schedule makes it hard to balance her life.
See a recap of The Working Lunch, our signature annual luncheon. Plus, learn about our upcoming screening of the new Anita Hill documentary, read about our victory for pregnant workers, and see how we stormed Twitter to raise awareness about college affordability.
In this issue of WE News, learn how WE is leading the fight for earned sick time in Chicago, find out iconic journalist Lynn Povich's message for working women, help us end pregnancy discrimination, and see what we're doing to make college more affordable.
See how we celebrated the past and toasted the future at our 40th birthday bash, read our take on the Affordable Care Act, check out highlights from our new annual report, and see our supporters' wishes for working women.
Hear from two students who are completing their college degrees with the help of Women Employed, plus learn about our upcoming birthday party and get tickets today, and read our vision for making college affordable.
Women Employed collaborates with City Colleges of Chicago to create lesson plans for programs that combine basic academic skills with career preparation. Plus, paid sick days and paid leave gain momentum across the country, and WE secures a $2 million victory for students. And learn what WE was doing in the 1990s.
Women Employed's 40th anniversary luncheon, The Working Lunch, proves to be the most successful ever. Plus, WE brings 3,000 signatures in support of a higher minimum wage to Governor Quinn, and pushes Senator Kirk to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. And save the date for our next 40th anniversary event on August 5, 2013!
Women Employed meets with 24 new state legislators to inform them on the issues affecting working women, and helps students make their voices heard during our March for MAP campaign. Read about our great 40th anniversary kick-off event, check out our new Pinterest page, and save the date for our anniversary luncheon, The Working Lunch, on May 14!
It's Women Employed's 40th anniversary, and we're celebrating by sharing some of our milestones from the last four decades! Learn about our interactive timeline, our Facebook campaign, and our Vision for the Future. Also, find out how you can leave a living legacy for the next generation of working women.
Did you know that low-wage workers in Chicago are older and better-educated compared to a decade ago? To find out more, read about WE's new report. And, learn how WE is helping to shape the future of MAP grants for low-income students, and partnering with City Colleges of Chicago to help more students succeed in bridge programs.