We advance public policies that promote workplace and economic equality throughout women’s lives.
For millions of women, all it takes is one major life event — a new baby, a serious illness, losing a job, a family crisis, some unexpected emergency — and everything can unravel.
And too many women still face discrimination and other obstacles — from sexual harassment and assault to wage inequality and pregnancy discrimination — that make it difficult for them to succeed.
These are serious concerns for all women — and particularly for women of color, low-income women and others living on the economic margins.
Are you familiar with the FMLA? Perhaps you’ve already benefited from the job-protected leave it guarantees.More
At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a serious personal or family illness, or to care for a new child.More
Everyone gets sick, but not everyone has time to get better. More than 34 million people — nearly one in three private sector workers — don't have a single paid sick day to recover from common, short-term illnesses. Do you?More
For too many women, having a baby still means losing your job or a promotion.More