Advisory Council on Women
About the Councils
The Chicago Commission on Human Relations enabling ordinance establishes five advisory councils to review existing city-wide programs recommend policies that serve their target population and act as a liaison between the City and community organizations.
Please note meetings will be virtual until further notice.
You can watch the meetings live at https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoCHR/live/
If you are interested in providing a public comment, complete this form at least 24 hours before the meeting. A representative from the City will reach out with information about how to join the meeting. After you finish your public comment, we invite you to continue watching the meeting at https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoCHR/live/.
Below find the agenda for Advisory Council meetings.
Call to Order
Action Item Recap
Creating a More Equitable Recovery: Addressing the Economic Barriers COVID-19 Exacerbated for Women in Chicago
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed pain points in our economy and safety net systems (or lack thereof). We can no longer look away, avoid nuanced discussions, or fail to acknowledge the deeply rooted racial and gender disparities that exist in the labor market.
Inspired by the advocacy of the Mayor's Women's Advisory Council, a collaborative team across the Mayor's Office, World Business Chicago, Women Employed, and Civic Consulting Alliance released a report detailing the impact of COVID-19 on women, and particularly women of color, in the workforce.