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 […]

You Deserve Fair Pay. Know Your Rights.

Everybody deserves to be paid fairly. But women in the U.S. who work full-time, year-round are typically paid only 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. And the barriers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Employment Rights Under Federal Law

An overview of federal laws protecting your rights when you’re on the job, interviewing, or leaving a job, plus information on where you can go for help.

Raising Women’s Pay

An agenda and series of recommendations that offer concrete solutions to the problems of unequal pay, occupational segregation, glass ceiling discrimination, and low-wage and temporary work.

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

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