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.
Women Employed tackles the root causes of the issues facing women today. By mobilizing women to make a difference in the policies that impact all women's ability to attain a high quality, affordable education and advance in their careers, Women Employed is laying the groundwork for generations to come. On behalf of my own two little girls, I'm incredibly grateful for the work Women Employed engages in every day!
I learned of this organization through a close friend who works for the organization, and has told me a lot about what its goals. Through this connection I have come to respect the great work that this group has done and continues to do in promoting women's equality in the workplace. I especially appreciate what this organization stands for as a woman working in a predominately male career who has seen the challenges women face in the workforce.
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My mother has had a connection with this charity for years and helped it out from the beginning. She believed in the cause and continues. It has helped numerous women both get into the workplace and achieve the quality that many firmly believe they deserve.