Women Employed was born in 1973, when women in Chicago came together to fight for rights in the workplace, and went on to win major victories both locally and nationally. Today, we are leveraging our history to propel us towards our vision of economic equity for all women.
This year, thousands spoke out to say #MeToo and #TimesUp. With their decades of organizing and advocacy experience, our featured panelists are empowering all women to raise their voices and fight for equity and respect in the workplace. You have seen them on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, on national news, in magazines, and on college campuses…Now see them in Chicago at The Working Lunch!
Mónica Ramírez: Co-founder and President of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the first national farmworker women’s organization in the U.S.
Ai-jen Poo: Co-Founder and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations.
Andrea Pino: Co-founder of the national survivor advocacy organization End Rape on Campus, and co-author of “We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out.”
Laura S. Washington, Moderator: Chicago Sun-Times columnist and political analyst for ABC-7 Chicago.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
ComEd, Anniversary Sponsor
Southwest Airlines, Official Airline of Women Employed
Allstate Insurance Company
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Wintrust Bank Chicago
BMO Harris Bank
Nancy and Rick Kreiter