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  • Oct

    September/October 2013

    Hear from two students who are completing their college degrees with the help of Women Employed, plus learn about our upcoming birthday party and get tickets today, and read our vision for making college affordable.
  • Aug

    July/August 2013

    Women Employed collaborates with City Colleges of Chicago to create lesson plans for programs that combine basic academic skills with career preparation. Plus, paid sick days and paid leave gain momentum across the country, and WE secures a $2 million victory for students. And learn what WE was doing in the 1990s.
  • Jun

    May/June 2013

    Women Employed's 40th anniversary luncheon, The Working Lunch, proves to be the most successful ever. Plus, WE brings 3,000 signatures in support of a higher minimum wage to Governor Quinn, and pushes Senator Kirk to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. And save the date for our next 40th anniversary event on August 5, 2013!
  • Apr

    March/April 2013

    Women Employed meets with 24 new state legislators to inform them on the issues affecting working women, and helps students make their voices heard during our March for MAP campaign. Read about our great 40th anniversary kick-off event, check out our new Pinterest page, and save the date for our anniversary luncheon, The Working Lunch, on May 14!
  • Feb

    January/February 2013

    It's Women Employed's 40th anniversary, and we're celebrating by sharing some of our milestones from the last four decades! Learn about our interactive timeline, our Facebook campaign, and our Vision for the Future. Also, find out how you can leave a living legacy for the next generation of working women.


  • Nov

    Fall 2012

    Did you know that low-wage workers in Chicago are older and better-educated compared to a decade ago? To find out more, read about WE's new report. And, learn how WE is helping to shape the future of MAP grants for low-income students, and partnering with City Colleges of Chicago to help more students succeed in bridge programs.
  • Aug

    Summer 2012

    Women Employed co-hosts an innovative education conference aimed at helping more students graduate, and leads a national policy academy. Plus, check out photos from The Working Lunch, learn about two new publications, find out what's happening in Springfield and D.C., and read about our new website.
  • Mar

    Spring 2012

    Celebrate WE’s $33.5 million victory for low-income students. Learn about our proposal for higher education reforms. Commemorate Equal Pay Day by finding out what you can do to help close the wage gap.


  • Sep

    Fall 2011

    Learn how Women Employed is preparing the next generation of social justice advocates. Glimpse a day in the grueling life of a hotel housekeeper. Gain new appreciation for why we are fighting so hard for better working conditions for low-paid working women and how important it is for you to join us!
  • Jun

    Summer 2011

    Fasten your seatbelt and join us on the rollercoaster of ups and downs: a year of successes and setbacks toward paid sick days for American workers. And, a round of applause for City Colleges of Chicago that recently launched a system-wide “Reinvention”, and how a partnership with Women Employed is helping to provide better, easier to navigate services for adult students.