Explore new career opportunities in honor of Women’s Equality Day

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Photo credit: nchlsft, Shutterstock

Next week, President Obama will issue a proclamation stating that Monday, August 26th, is Women’s Equality Day in the United States. Every President of the United States since 1971 has issued this proclamation to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Although there have been great strides make for gender equality in recent years, there’s still more work to be done. In 2010, the average full time female worker in the USA made only 77 cents to every dollar a full time male worker made,  and women are still severely underrepresented in Congress. If you’re interested in joining the fight for equality, check out what Idealist has to offer!


  • The middle of the country is home to many great organizations that promote women’s equality. Women Employed in Chicago focuses on economic equity, particularly for low-wage workers, while Alternatives for Girls in Detroit provides shelter, vocational support and counseling to young women who are homeless or at-risk. Women Employed has three jobs on Idealist while Alternatives for Girls needs to fill two positions.


Volunteer Opportunities

Remember, every little bit counts. Next week, when we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, check out what Idealist has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a full-time job, a temporary internship, or a volunteer opportunity on the weekends, there’s plenty to choose from on Idealist. So get out there and turn your intentions into action!


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    • Lisa Ames
    • August 24, 2013

    I would like to know if there are any paid positions for this cause in the area where I live. This is exactly the type of work I’d like to do at this stage of my career. I am an experienced teacher, writer/editor, and certified life coach. I am currently self-employed in all three areas, but I’m actively looking for new opportunities. I live in northwestern NJ, specifically Hackettstown. I look forward to your reply.

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Many of the opportunities listed in this post are paid, but you can find more on Idealist.org! Let us know if you have any questions on how to use the site.


  1. Thank you for helping raise awareness for Women Equality. =)

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