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Causes: Civil Rights, Job Training

Mission: The mission of Women Employed is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. Women Employed has one passion: to make life better for working women. We believe that all women deserve full and fair economic opportunities. That means better career options and higher pay, more opportunities for training and education, and strict enforcement of fair employment laws. Women Employed is a leading national advocate for women's economic advancement. We analyze workplace issues, educate policy makers, and build support to improve opportunities and incomes. Since 1973, Women Employed has fought to outlaw pay discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment and to strengthen federal equal opportunity policies and work/family benefits.

Target demographics: working women

Geographic areas served: Illinois and federal-level advocacy

Programs: Women Employed envisions of a world in which all women can achieve their aspirations and support their families. To get there, we need to make workplaces fairer and ensure that more women can succeed in education and training for good jobs.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

From helping make sexual harassment illegal in the 70s to helping pass the Pregnancy Fairness Act just four months ago, WE does not settle! It's laser focus on working women's issues is why I have been volunteering with WE for nearly 10 years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Women Employed is by far one of the best run and most effective non-profit organizations I have ever worked with. Lead by the dynamic and focused Anne Ladky, Women Employed excels at mobilizing people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for America's working women. Women Employed understands that people need stability and support as they work to create economic opportunities for themselves and their families. WE works on the advocacy level to increase the National Minimum Wage, develop Educational Bridge Programs and continued commitment from the state of Illinois for need based Tuition Assistance programs. It has been a pleasure to serve on its board these past several years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Women Employed since the early 90s. This organization has never wavered from its commitment to making life better for working women. Over all these years Women Employed has consistently retained the most intelligent, hardest working, most thoughtful and passionate staff of any I've known. They've accomplished so much and continue to work hard.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Working in a male dominated industry throughout my career, as well as being a single mom, I readily understand the challenges and obstacles women encounter to balance work and family life. As such, I wanted to become a mentor and advocate for women, especially when it comes to advancement and education. As I got involved with Women Employed, it quickly became clear to me, that this organization was one of great breadth and history. For over 35 years, Women Employed has been dedicated towards improving the economic opportunities for women, through advocacy and partnership helping make change in laws, policy and increased training and education. Most recently, focusing their efforts on enabling low-income women to advance to better jobs and opportunities through education, training and career development; Women Employed continues to provide real results and make a difference in women lives for the better.

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womenemployed 05/28/2010

Thanks so much for this really great review! We really appreciate the kind words.