Today marks International Women's Day, "a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality." At Skills, 74% of candidates placed into jobs identify as female. We know our drive to impact economic mobility in Chicago and across the US depends on bettering the experience of women in the workplace, especially BIPOC women living in historically underserved communities.
Take stock of the many achievements women have made in the workforce, especially in education attainment and executive leadership, while also remaining focused on the progress left to achieve. Download our latest infographic and keep reading to access more resources.
Access source materials from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Women in the Labor Force databook and The Economics Daily, Chicago United, CNBC, and SHRM.
Explore the timeline of American women in the workforce, from colonial times to projected pay equity in 2059.
The Brookings Institution shares and essay by Janet Yellen "The history of women’s work and wages and how it has created success for us all."
Engage with this interactive chart on unemployment rates among women.