Upcoming Events

Women Employed is showing up and speaking out for working women all over town. We'd love to see you at our next event!

Questions? Contact Amanda at acollins[at]womenemployed[dot]org or (312) 782-3902 Ext. 223


The Working Lunch

Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom
151 E. Upper Wacker Dr. 

Ticket sales for the The Working Lunch are now closed. We can't wait to see you there!   

Women Employed celebrates 45 years of speaking up, speaking out, and making change at The Working Lunch! Women Employed was born in 1973, when a group of Chicago women came together to fight for women’s rights in the workplace, and went on to win major victories both locally and nationally. 

This year, thousands spoke out to say #MeToo and #TimesUp. With their decades of organizing and advocacy experience, our featured panelists—Ai-jen Poo, Mónica Ramírez, and Andrea Pino—are empowering all women to raise their voices and fight for equity and respect in the workplace.


Quality Jobs Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 12th from 12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.

RSVP required for downtown Chicago meeting location.

The Quality Jobs Council helps improve women's jobs, and develops ideas for bettering workplace conditions in low-paying industries. The June meeting will be a social gathering without a specific policy focus, though we will check in on the status of the Illinois No Salary  History Bill and discuss a potential lobby day in November. 

Lunch provided; RSVP required to Melissa Josephs at mjosephs[at]womenemployed[dot]org.



Adult College Success Council Meeting

Wednesday, June 13th from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Women Employed
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601

The Adult College Success Council strategizes to increase low-income women's access to and success in college. At the June meeting we’ll hear from this year’s cohort of Pattis Family Foundation Summer Leadership Program interns—which includes financial aid recipients, student parents, and first-generation students—who will discuss their experiences navigating the college application and completion processes.

Feel free to bring your lunch, we’ll provide beverages and cookies; RSVP required to Mary Kay Devine at mdevine[at]womenemployed[dot]org


Advocacy Council Meeting

Tuesday, June 19th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Women Employed
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60614

The Advocacy Council is WE’s young women’s activist group that meets on a monthly basis to mobilize, advocate, inform, “friendraise”, and fundraise to advance the movement for women’s economic equality. At the June meeting we’ll debrief our group’s efforts to support The Working Lunch and check in on WE’s legislative agenda.

Snacks provided; RSVP required to Amanda Collins at acollins[at]womenemployed[dot]org.



Women's Forum on Action, Change, and Equity 

Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. 

Depaul University, Room 8005
1 E Jackson, Chicago IL 60604 

Women Employed and DePaul University are bringing together women, our allies, and our champions in the workplace—including employee resource group leaders from across the Chicagoland area—to connect on topics that call for ACTION, create CHANGE, and aim for true EQUITY for all. Harassment in the work place, salary negation, mentorship, and the role of male allies. Join us for this important conversation.

Registration is free, and opens mid-May. Check back soon for the link!


WE Summer Mixer 

Wednesday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Emerald Loop 
216 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60601 

Mix and mingle with Women Employed staff, Advocacy Council members, and participants of The 2018 Pattis Family Foundation Summer Leadership Program at our annual summer social. We’ll provide appetizers, and a cash bar will be available. To attend, please RSVP to Amanda at acollins[at]womenemployed[dot]org by COB Friday, July 6th.