Educational Success

2019

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 take the next step to something better. It’s peace of mind. Dignity. This year, we have some huge victories to celebrate, and that’s good news for us all. Read about those victories in our 2019 Annual Report.

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2018

2018 Annual Report

Doubling Down on Rising Up, Together. Since 1973, Women Employed has been making change in the workplace to elevate us all. We have stood up for equal opportunity and economic advancement. We have paved the way for millions to get their degrees. And we have leveraged partnerships to make it happen. We are bringing people to the table to build a movement to improve the lives of working women and their families.

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2018

Monetary Award Program (MAP) Factsheet

Why is funding for MAP so important? This fact sheet outlines how the needs-based grant impacts students, and why it is important to Illinois’ workforce that the program is fully-funded.

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2018

Progress, Pathways, and Possibilities: How a Shared Vision Put a System to Work

This piece takes the reader through the different parts of our work to establish and expand career pathways in Chicago and Illinois, beginning with Shifting Gears in the early 2000s and looking forward to a yet-unrealized future. It includes bridge programs, Career Foundations, and the career pathways definition, as well as stories from students and detail about how progress on career pathways has been made.

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2018

The Time to Act is Now: Let’s Tackle the Race Gap in Higher Education

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2018

Women Employed’s 2019 Illinois Women’s Agenda

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2017

2017 Annual Report

Moving Forward, Together. In a tumultuous year for our country, we have forged ahead to ensure all women can access fair workplaces, quality jobs, and education and training leading to better opportunities. In this report, you’ll read about crucial advances we’ve made this year on equal pay, paid sick time, and pathways to college and careers. The key to our success is you.

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2017

The Story of a Dreamer

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2017

Women in School: Child Care Access Means Parents in School, So Why is it Being Cut?

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2017

Women in School: Plans and Pathways — Why They Work

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2017

Women in School: The Wage Gap Is a Matter of Life or Debt for Women

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2016

2016 Annual Report

This is How Change Happens. It’s never a straight line. Advocacy campaigns are long battles with many twists and turns. New discoveries, barriers, and tactics emerge. Over four decades, Women Employed has developed the strategic know-how, flexibility, and tenacity it takes to win. This report recounts the winding path to two vital advances for working women.
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2015

2015 Annual Report

Not you. Not me. It’s we. The voices of working women are at the heart of our 2015 annual report. Although the women we heard from had widely varying life experiences, we heard strong commonalities: a yearning to do the best for their families, the importance of financial stability and security, a desire for work that is respected and fulfilling, a belief in fairness, and the importance of speaking up for change.
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2015

Bridging the Gap

What is a bridge program? This fact sheet explains what bridge programs are, and how Women Employed is leading the effort to implement bridge programs in Illinois and nationwide, giving thousands of workers the skills and credentials they need to move from low-paid, low-opportunity jobs into high-demand careers that offer financial stability.

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2015

Good for Students, Good for Colleges: Bridge Programs Investments and Returns Worksheet

This worksheet is a companion to the policy brief, Good for Students, Good for Colleges: Investing in Bridge Programs as a Strategy for Success to allow colleges to calculate their projected return on investment for implementing bridge programs.

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