Category Archives: WOWFED

Glass Ceilings in California City Governments

  Glass Ceilings in California City Governments: A Study of 100 California Cities     A Glass Ceiling is…  “the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps […] women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.”1 We define a glass ceiling as that barrier that occurs when […]

Historic Year for Women in Politics

This year has been a historic year for women. Women broke rules toppled male incumbents in primary elections, and ran for State and National office in historic numbers. Maya Angelou’s quote “Each time a woman stands up for herself…she stands up for all women” could easily be the theme for 2018. Women did indeed step […]

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Released Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018 Sexual Harassment Data

The EEOC is the federal government body that was established to enforce violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Commission took actions this year to enforce the law, educate and train both workers and employers, and to share its expertise on new solutions to reduce harassing conduct in the workplace.  […]

September was a busy month for Women’s Workforce Federation (WOWFED).

On September 14, 2018, WOWFED teamed up with She Stories and Her Space to listen to the stories of women who had successfully negotiated for higher pay or better working conditions.  The She Stories event encouraging women to negotiate for themselves in the workplace was empowering and unifying. The event featured the lovely, humble, and […]

DOJ PSA: Sexual Harassment in Housing Is Illegal

Sexual harassment in housing is a violation of civil rights. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have joined forces launching a public awareness campaign focused on victim outreach and awareness concerning the existence of sexual harassment in housing. The collaboration between HUD and the DOJ […]

DOL WANTO Grant Expands Opportunities for Women

Female Worker standing in framed building holding floor plans

The U.S. Department of Labor announces The Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant. The grant provides funding to recruit, train, and retain women in quality pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The goal is to encourage women to pursue male-dominated careers like manufacturing, infrastructure, and construction. WANTO is designed to help women enter apprenticeship programs and […]

The New Face of Labor Unions!

New face fo labor unions

Women’s Workforce Federation aka WOWFED Women…The New Face of Labor Unions! by Gena Bettencourt There is a saying in the labor movement: The leadership should look like the membership. In the early labor movement, women were among the first workers to endure the rigors of the industrial revolution and took action to protest their arduous […]