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Description
The Women at Work records, 1978-2014, document the founding, and programmatic and fundraising activities of this social service non-profit agency. Women at Work was founded in 1979 as the Women's Public Policy Research Center (WPRCC) to study issues surrounding women in the labor force. In 1980, the name was changed to "Women at Work". The founding members, Barbara Burke, Marge Leighton, and Betty Ann Jansson, served as co-executive directors of the organization, which is headquartered in Pasadena. The organization's mission is to empower women by helping them reach their full employment and earnings potential.
Background
Women at Work was founded in 1979 as the Women's Public Policy Research Center (WPRCC) to study issues surrounding women in the labor force. In 1980, the name was changed to "Women at Work". The founding members, Barbara Burke, Marge Leighton, and Betty Ann Jansson, served as co-executive directors of the organization, which is headquartered in Pasadena. The organization's mission is to empower women by helping them reach their full employment and earnings potential. With the economic downturn in 2008, WAW also began providing services for men. Today, their concentration is helping women search for careers using the online environment and helping women over 50 find employment, in addition to assistance in finding careers in non-traditional fields of employment.
Extent
27.81 Linear Feet 40 boxes
Restrictions
The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.