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Women Employed

Mobilizing people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for America's working women

three stars

83.08

65 East Wacker Place Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 782-3902   Web Site
EIN: 36-2969526

Board Leadership
Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi & Ambar Mentor-Truppa
Co-Chairs

CEO
Cherita Ellens
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.08 three stars
  Financial 76.08 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

two stars

76.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
71.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth -3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women Employed on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women Employed on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women Employed (IL) 83.08 three stars
REDF (CA) 95.44 four stars
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries (MA) 88.43 three stars
San Diego Second Chance Program (CA) 90.08 four stars
Goodwill Industries of Houston (TX) 87.51 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,671,635
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $343,333
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,014,968
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,014,968
   Other Revenue $120,270
TOTAL REVENUE $2,135,238
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,440,734
   Administrative Expenses $318,405
   Fundraising Expenses $417,443
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,176,582
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-41,344
   
Net Assets $1,879,965

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public Education and Policy $1,440,734 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 83.08 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 82.14 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 82.37 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 84.17 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 87.66 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.85 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.66 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 93.04 four stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 91.61 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 79.13 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 88.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 68.02 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 36-2969526
Name in IRS Master File WOMEN EMPLOYED
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (431) Elimination of prejudice and discrimination (race, religion, sex, national origin, etc)
(430) Defense of human and civil rights
(124) Study and research (non-scientific)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Cherita Ellens Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$125,060 5.74% Sharmili Majmudar Interim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women Employed (IL) 83.08 three stars
JVS (CA) 90.92 four stars
WHW (CA) 90.82 four stars
Jobs for the Future (MA) 85.06 three stars
Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ and Philadelphia (NJ) 87.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Women Employed
65 East Wacker Place
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 782-3902
fax: (312) 782-5249
EIN: 36-2969526

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Board Leadership

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi & Ambar Mentor-Truppa
Co-Chairs

CEO

Cherita Ellens
President, CEO

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