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Causes: Civil Rights, Education, Job Training, Women, Womens Rights

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.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been involved directly with Women Employed for over 4 years and have known about the work they do for even more. The staff is whip smart, kind, and very dedicated to the mission of helping low-income women have access to quality jobs and the education and training to attain those jobs. I am proud to serve on their young professionals Advocacy Council and even more proud to share the work they do with my friends and family on a regular basis.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Women Employed is committed to both breaking through glass ceilings AND raising the floor--making sure that all women have the opportunity to work in good jobs with benefits such as earned sick time, paid family leave, and supportive environments.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Very proud to be a part of this amazing organization that focuses on building the best workplace and work environment for women. Excited to share my marketing and communications expertise with everyone going forward!