I serve on the marketing committee for Women Employed and am truly honored to be a part of this great mission. WE is working hard to advance the lives of all women, and especially women working in low-wage jobs. It takes a clear vision of a better future, smart leadership, and a consistent, fresh message to remain relevant in a saturated marketplace. WE has all of these - as well as the history and savvy to rise above the fray and remain a critically important advocate for this segment of the workforce.
From my perspective as a volunteer member of the WE Advocacy Council, Women Employed is an organization filled with people who are deeply committed to their mission and values -- to diligently advocate on behalf of women in low-wage employment to improve labor conditions and opportunities. I always feel energized and more informed after WE events. The organization has also proven nimble over the years, adapting its central issues to meet the changing needs of women in the low-wage sector in order to address the social, political, and economic realities of the historical moment (although of course, many of the same issues persist, as well).
Women Employed represents my values through its mission and dedication to issues that affect low-income women. They have a strong team, an incredible history of achievements, and continue to make great strides in bolstering the higher education and financial stability if this population. I'm proud to volunteer with WE!
In 1975 I joined Women Employed (WE)and its efforts for equal opportunity for women and minorities. Working together with staff and other volunteers provided friendships enduring to this day, along with a sense of purpose in ensuring better opportunities for women now and in the future. Over the last 3 decades WE has joined with other women's and civil rights organizations to make substantial progress on all leading issues affecting women/minorities: employment descrimination, Family Medical Leave, insurance reform, unfair and/or illegal workplace policies, benefits for low-wage workers - to name a few.
Women Employed is an organization with a strong mission to improve the American workplace for women. The nonprofit agency sticks to that mission in its daily work. I first learned about it when I was about 25 and was really just getting started in my career. At the time, I saw injustices in the workplace but had no way of expressing it or responding to it. I heard about Women Employed and was interested in getting more involved in it. I didn't pursue it at the time, but I never forgot about the organization. Later I applied for a job there, and though I didn't quite fit their needs, they suggested I join their Marketing Committee. It has been interesting.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We really appreciate it!
I was introduced to the organization about 8 years ago and when I saw their long list of accomplishments in education, awareness and legislative advocacy--empowering women through economic advancement--it really hit home for me. Growing up, my single Mom raised seven kids by working simultaneously working many jobs and many hours. Without the benefit of a college degree or affordable child care, she was working to scrape by--or almost scrape by. Having a place to live and food on the table wasn't a given. Thanks to a work/learn program that was available when I was a teenager, I was able to acquire business skills that helped me earn my way through college and achieve a BS degree from a well-respected private college. Thanks to that degree and my other skills,I've had a successful career in sales and marketing in technology. I have firsthand knowledge of what an education can mean for a woman--and as we all know, if a woman has more opportunity, then her children--and her entire community--benefits. Because of Women Employed's long history and ongoing dedication to improving the lives of women and their families, I originally became a Board Member. After a short stint on the West Coast (where I had to give up my duties due to some family business), have returned and am now actively involved in the Marketing Committee--helping make others aware of Women Employed's work and how we can work together to help women succeed.
Thanks so much for writing this wonderful review, and for your involvement with WE over the years. We appreciate it!