Join Us in Celebrating 45 Years of Speaking Up, Speaking Out, and Making Change!
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. Today, Women Employed is leveraging our history to propel us towards our vision of economic equity for all women.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom, 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr.
Sharing Our Vision for Women's Equity & Justice
Meet Today's Changemakers
This year, thousands spoke out to say #MeToo and #TimesUp. With their decades of organizing and advocacy experience, our featured panelists are empowering all women to raise their voices and fight for equity and respect in the workplace. You have seen them on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, on national news, in magazines, and on college campuses…Now see them in Chicago at The Working Lunch!
Ai-jen Poo is an award-winning activist, thought leader, social innovator, and a leading voice on domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy. She is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Award, one of Fortune.com’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders, and recently joined Meryl Streep on the red carpet at the Golden Globes to say #TimesUp. Ai-jen is Co-Founder and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations.
Mónica Ramírez is a long-time advocate, organizer, and attorney fighting to eliminate gender-based violence and promote gender equity. Mónica authored an open letter to Hollywood published in TIME magazine which sparked the creation of #TimesUp, which has raised more than $20 million to support lower-income women seeking legal justice. Mónica is the co-founder and President of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the first national farmworker women’s organization in the U.S.
Andrea Pino is co-founder of the national survivor advocacy organization End Rape on Campus, and co-author of “We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out.” Pino was one of the first college students to publicly file a Title IX complaint against a university for mishandling her sexual assault report, leading to similar complaints and investigations nationwide. Her work and personal journey is prominently featured in the Emmy-nominated film, The Hunting Ground.
Laura S. Washington is a Chicago Sun-Times columnist and political analyst for ABC-7 Chicago. Previously she was the longtime editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter, a nationally recognized investigative monthly specializing in racial issues and urban affairs.
Purchase tickets, reserve a table, or make a donation today!