Tips, Tools, and Templates
Student Debt Resources
Student loan debt is a national problem. With student loan and debt policies and programs shifting often, it can be challenging to know where to find what you need. In this resource, you’ll find resources with up-to-date information for student borrowers—nationally and in Illinois.READ MORE
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 are even greater for Black and Latina/x women who have even wider wage gaps due to both gender and racial bias, and for women in low-paid jobs who are struggling to get by. We want to make sure YOU know your rights to fair pay. View our toolkit with resources.READ MORE
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 for you!READ MORE
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 minutes each month to keep the pressure on our Illinois legislators to pass
statewide paid sick days as soon as they reconvene in Springfield.
Help Combat Sexual Harassment
Explains what sexual harassment is, how it is defined by law, and what you can do if you or someone else is sexually harassed.DOWNLOAD
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 major advance for gender pay equity—the practice of factoring past wages into salary offers is a major contributing factor to persistent wage gaps. In advance of the law’s effective date, Women Employed has created a set of tools to help employers and job seekers navigate this change.READ MORE
Sample Parental Leave Policy
This document is a sample Parental Leave Policy outlining a minimum standard that employers can use to craft their own.DOWNLOAD