Meet Women Employed Experts

Need a keynote speaker, source for a news story, or someone to conduct a workshop in your organization? No one is better versed in the issues and policies that impact today’s working women than Women Employed experts.

For More information, contact:

Valerie Harris

Marketing & Engagement Coordinator

Phone: (312) 782-3902 ext 227

Email: vharris@womenemployed.org

Cherita Ellens

CEO

Expertise: Pay equity, workforce development, educational success, workplace fairness, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Shirlondra Brooks

Senior Program Manager

Expertise: Career pathways, healthcare “bridge” programs, job skills training, job placement, education and workforce development.

Mary Kay Devine

Interim Senior Director of External Affairs

Expertise: Gender equity, equal pay, salary negotiations, unstable and unpredictable work schedules, educational success, financial aid, advocacy, and social justice activism.

Sharmili Majmudar

Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact

Expertise: Sexual harassment, gender equity, workplace best practices, employer collaborations, unstable and unpredictable schedules, social justice activism.

Sarah Labadie

Associate Director of Policy

Expertise: Financial aid and other policies that help low-income students succeed in college, adult education, career pathways, developmental education, the Monetary Award Program (MAP), online and grassroots activism.

Christina Warden

Director of Policy

Expertise: Career pathways, strategies that help working and adult students succeed in college, and bridge program development.

Our Team

WE draft testimony, rally students, secure grants, persuade legislators, mobilize advocates, share ideas with educators, design systems improvements and programs, brainstorm with business leaders, tweet and post, and passionately believe in a better future for all working women.

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