Each year, Women Employed improves opportunities for thousands of women. Read our annual reports to learn more about Women Employed’s wins and the people and partners who helped make these achievements possible.
Solving the Puzzle: Expanding Opportunities. Financial stability is a complex puzzle. For a low-wage working woman to achieve financial stability for herself and her family, all the pieces have to be in place—jobs with living wages, opportunities for advancement, access to affordable education, and more. Learn how Women Employed is putting the pieces together for working women.
Cause and Effect. The cause: Women Employed. The effect: change for low-paid working women—improved supports for students at the City Colleges of Chicago, $33.5 million restored in financial aid funding, stronger workplace laws, enabling more students to complete college, and more.
Mapping Success. For many low-wage workers, education is the map to career advancement. Learn more about the road to opportunity we’re building by ensuring financial aid is available, mobilizing students as advocates, promoting bridge programs for basic skills and career training, and guiding community colleges on how to serve adult students better.
Our Accomplishments Speak for Themselves. Women Employed helps shape federal policy by working for passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, promoting success in college for adult students through the Clear Connections Project, championing paid sick days by building support for the Healthy Workplace Act, and much more.
WE Are. Our 35th anniversary annual report celebrating nearly four decades of advocacy, public education, innovation and activism on behalf of America’s working women.
An Ideal World. Workplaces would be fair, access to education universal, and career choices limitless. Read about Women Employed’s advances towards an ideal world for working women and families.