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Michigan Women's Commission

Women in the Michigan Workforce - 2024 Report

This report aims to highlight key factors that contribute to challenges women in the workforce face. Discrepancies in average pay, hours worked, and labor force participation are just some of the areas highlighted. This report is an updated version of the 2021 Women in the Michigan Workforce report with an expanded focus on education, training, and regional information. In addition, the current report uses different age groupings and calculations, so it is not directly comparable to the 2021 report.

Women in the Michigan Workforce 2024 Report

Initiatives

MI Tri-Share Child Care 

MI Tri-Share Child Care (Tri-Share) is an innovative approach to increasing access to high quality, affordable child care for working families, while also helping to retain talent and removing one major barrier to employment.

MI FARE: Fostering Access, Rights and Equity

MI FARE: Fostering Access, Rights and Equity in Michigan is an initiative to help women understand and access their rights, public benefits, and other opportunities for economic security and prosperity.

21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

The Michigan Women's Commission (MWC) is pleased to invite you to join a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge, created by and shared in partnership with the Michigan League for Public Policy. 

2019-2020 Gender Equity Conversations

From Fall 2019 until the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled in-person events in Spring 2020, the Michigan Women’s Commission and Governor Whitmer held conversations with women around the state to hear what they believe are the most pressing issues they face. The women overwhelmingly cited economic security issues as their top concerns. Pay equity, affordable and accessible child care, and a pathway to higher paying jobs were consistently prioritized—and this was before the pandemic put a glaring spotlight on these issues. The Commission used these Gender Equity Conversations to craft our current initiatives. View the summaries from our Community Conversations.

Latest News

We're recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA!

The Michigan Women's Commission is recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA to serve as our Communications and Outreach Coordinator. Applications must be submitted by August 15th, and the position starts October 28th.

Learn more about the position

Meetings

The Michigan Women's Commission meets twice a year at locations throughout Michigan. Join us! We'd love to meet you!

The Michigan Women's Commission will hold its next public meetings on October 22, 2024 (location to be determined), and April 15, 2025 (location to be determined). Meeting details and information about how to participate will be posted at least ten days in advance of each meeting.

If you want to attend an in-person meeting and need accommodations to do so, please contact the Michigan Relay Center at (800) 649-3777 or email LEO-MIWomensComm@michigan.gov.

FY24, FY25 Public Meetings Notice
FY24 April Public Meeting Location & Parking

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Stakeholder Updates

Take a look at past newsletters sent to our stakeholders.

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