WE Expert

Sarah Labadie

Associate Director of Policy

Want to connect with Sarah? Please Contact:

Judy Miyashita

Director of Marketing and Engagement

Phone: 312-724-5202

Email her

Sarah Labadie has expertise in a wide range of issues, such as paid sick days, postsecondary education and training, fair wages and schedules, and work and family.

A member of the Women Employed staff since 2008, Sarah promotes passage and effective implementation of laws and regulations at the local, state, and federal levels that improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. She has spearheaded the campaign to pass paid sick days legislation and led an effort to create a unified definition of career pathways in Illinois, which ultimately streamlined processes and led to smoother pathways for students. She is also an expert in online advocacy and grassroots organizing.

Sarah leads the Illinois Paid Leave Coalition, and is a coalition member of Raise Illinois, Family Values at Work, National Skills Coalition, and the Responsible Budget Coalition.

Prior to joining the Women Employed team, Sarah spent a year teaching first grade in Siguatepeque, Honduras. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Cornell University.