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In my role, as a woman leader and as Chair of the Illinois Council on Women and Girls, I’m focused on how we can stand together and uplift each other’s voices to build the pathways to thrive.

Women still only earn 80% of what men do for the same amount of work, and this number is even lower for Black and Latina women.    

From expanding equitable childcare so working moms have support, to ensuring women and girls receive the financial literacy they need and deserve to live well—there is more work to do.

WE Thrive is focused on finding solutions to foster economic empowerment from women, girls, and non-binary people of Illinois. The Office of the Lt. Governor will be traveling the state to listen and learn because this work is as important as ever.

So, follow along as we get the conversation started. Because when we ensure everyone can come to the table, we thrive!