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WE-Zine, Our Monthly Newsletter
July 27, 2023
Celebrating Our Summer Leaders
In July, we celebrated Women Employed’s 2023 class of The Pattis Family Foundation Summer Leadership Program on National Intern day. Hear from them in their own words! We marked Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and National Disability Independence Day, and shared news on two disappointing Supreme Court rulings, and two new proposed ordinances in the City of Chicago. We then featured Wind Creek Chicago Southland as they presented Women Employed with a check for $70,000. Be sure to check the latest installment of out our ASPIRE Racial Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series featuring Dr. Royel Johnson, and all of the incredible work Women Employed is doing outside the office in our “Where in the World is Women Employed?” column.
June 30, 2023
The Ongoing Fight for Equality and Inclusion
In June, we celebrated Pride, and participated in LGBTQIA+ Equal Pay Awareness Day. We also celebrated Father’s Day this month, as the dads of Women Employed shared their paid leave stories and why not just moms, but dads need paid leave too, in our special edition of “He Says.” Also our 50th Anniversary The Working Lunch recap video is here! Be sure to check out our ASPIRE Racial Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series which continued with a workshop led by Dr. Sara Furr, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at The Field Museum. Not to mention all of the incredible work Women Employed is doing outside the office in our “Where in the World is Women Employed?” column.
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Tell Your U.S. Senator It’s Time for Paycheck Fairness.ACT NOW
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Blackboard, Our Education Newsletter
July 31, 2023
2023 Legislative Updates | Affirmative Action | Student Loan Forgiveness | And More
Check out some of our 2023 legislative wins, read about the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision and how you can continue to advocate for equity and diversity, learn about President Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan, and more in the July 2023 issue of Blackboard.
January 24, 2023
Paid Time Off For All Illinois Workers | 2023 WE Legislative Agenda | TWL Nominations | And More!
Check out Women Employed’s 2023 full legislative agenda, share your student success stories with us, register for College Changes Everything 2023: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, stay updated with which new employment laws are in effect as of January 1, 2023, save the date for The Working Lunch, submit a nomination for an honoree, and more!