The Working Lunch

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Reserve Your Seats for The Working Lunch 2024

The Working Lunch (TWL) is WE’s signature fundraiser and one of Chicago’s premier spring events. At this year’s luncheon, WE are going ALL IN, celebrating our victories, and looking ahead to building a future of equity for working women, their families, and communities. During this event we will honor and celebrate leaders who have dedicated their lives to championing equity for women and are unwavering in their commitment to ensuring fundamental and systemic change at all levels.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Networking Reception:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

Program and Lunch:  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT 

The Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Can’t join us on May 23rd? You can also make a donation to support the event.


Our panel conversation at the luncheon will focus on the interconnection between the issues facing working women—including paid leave, caregiving, pay equity, access to education, job quality, and more—and how no single advocate or organization can do this work alone. To truly ensure women’s economic security, we must be ALL IN, working together to drive solutions across issues and sectors in order to sustain change.

At The Working Lunch, we will also honor people and organizations who have used their power to open doors, crash ceilings, and create fundamental and systemic change. Stay tuned for more information on our Champion and Emerging Power Builder honorees!


Enter The Working Lunch Raffle and Win!

You could win tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies, in-home wine tastings from PRP Wine International, a fine dining experience at Siena Tavern, theater tickets, museum passes, spa days, professional sports outings, and so much more!

Thank You for Making Last Year’s Luncheon One to Remember!

Last year, Women Employed (WE) celebrated 50 years of Smashing the Status Quo for working women. At The Working Lunch 2023, we honored people and organizations who have used their power to open doors, crash ceilings, and create change.


At last year’s luncheon, we debuted our 50th anniversary video, highlighting our legacy and our vision. Watch it here!


The Working Lunch Sponsors

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

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!