Women’s Economic Power Agenda for Illinois

This report is a cross-sector, multi-issue set of recommendations for building the economic power of women in Illinois. It is the outcome of a two-day summit in late 2023, which […]

2024 Women Employed Legislative Agenda

Women Employed is leading or co-leading with partners to advance a number of priorities in 2024. These priorities will ensure that women—especially women in low-paid jobs and Black and Latina/x […]

Domestic Workers’ Rights in Chicago

Domestic Workers in Chicago have a right to earn minimum wage, paid sick days, overtime pay, one day off per week, to be free from sexual harassment and starting January […]

2020 Annual Report

The working people now considered essential have been at the heart of Women Employed’s mission since 1973. And our work this year to advance equity for all has also been […]

2020 Voter Mobilization Toolkit

If you’ve completed the census and have registered to vote and you’re eager to do more to ensure that other people’s voices are represented, this resource guide was made especially […]

Illinois Paid Sick Days Activism Toolkit

No one should have to choose between their health—or even their life—and their  livelihood. Yet 1.5 million Illinoisans lack the right to a single paid sick day. Take a few […]

Women Employed’s 2020 Priorities

Making college affordable, accessible, and equitable. Strengthening career pathways to family-sustaining wages. Improving job quality for all working people. Advancing gender equity at work. Read about Women Employed’s 2020 priorities.

2019 Annual Report

Victory. At Women Employed, when we celebrate a victory, it means more women are safe and respected at work. More people have access to the training and education they need to […]

No Salary History and Pay Equity Toolkit

On September 29th, 2019, Illinois’ new No Salary History Law takes effect, barring employers from seeking information about the past wages of job applicants during the hiring process. It’s a […]

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