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Women Employed
May 28, 2010

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.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They are good about sending out information, and I find their publications interesting and readable. I also work with WE staff members and can see their commitment to everything the agency stands for.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Perhaps study some economic issues in more depth and try to convey that to members.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've enjoyed watching the Women Employed staff take ideas and create outstanding communication programs. They do a great job of communicating the agency's many messages.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

They are exceptional--very committed to the work and quite capable at communicating the WE message.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create more training and educational opportunities for women. Have an even bigger impact on the workplace in Chicago.

Ways to make it better...

This survey hadn't been so long!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, mission, Strong identity, Exposure to the greater Chicago community

One thing I'd also say is that...

Women Employed Chicago is a well-managed organization with good, hard-working and competent staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Serve on the Membership Committee.