WE-Zine (E-Newsletter)

WE-Zine, WE's monthly e-newsletter, provides regular policy updates, news about our work, and information about our issues. Subscribe today, and stay informed!



  • Dec

    $33.5 Million Victory

    After $17.2 million was cut from MAP grants—Illinois’ need-based financial aid program—WE mobilized advocates to call for funding to be restored. Illinois got the message in a big way, increasing the funding not just by $17.2 million, but by $33.5 million!
  • Nov

    What is WE Thankful For?

    The opportunity to help City Colleges of Chicago improve student outcomes, progress on paid sick days, and a partnership that helps domestic violence survivors with career development top the list.
  • Oct

    What Kind of Country Do We Want to Be?

    Women Employed’s Investors for Change talk with Representative Jan Schakowsky about the state of the economy and what we can do about it.
  • Sep

    Poverty on the Rise

    Census data reveals that 17.2 million women live in poverty—the highest rate in 17 years—and that both childhood poverty and unemployment for women are on the rise. Find out what Women Employed is doing to help turn these numbers around.
  • Aug

    Advocating, Innovating, and Celebrating

    Women Employed co-hosts College Changes Everything conference, which brought together 300 education, community, and government leaders to discuss practical approaches to improving college access and graduation rates.
  • Jul

    Hotel Workers Stand Up

    Hotel housekeepers talk to Women Employed about their difficult work conditions, and WE’s summer interns tell us why they are excited to be spending the summer at Women Employed.
  • Jun

    Justice Denied

    A Supreme Court ruling denies justice to female employees of Wal-Mart who are fighting for equal pay and promotions. Learn what you can do to ensure that every worker can address discrimination and achieve equal pay.
  • May

    It's In Our DNA

    Executive Director Anne Ladky discusses the importance of bringing people together and helping them make their voices heard on issues of vital importance to women, and attendees of The Working Lunch tell us what inspired them at the event.
  • Apr

    Hungry for Change to Happen

    Hundreds of advocates rally for equal pay in Daley Plaza, reminding us that change doesn’t simply happen… we have to want it and work for it.
  • Mar

    It Doesn't Add Up

    Illinois and federal budget woes means that supports working women depend on are on the chopping block, including Pell grants, job training, and child care—among other critical programs.