Jobs and the Economy: Advancing Equity for Latinas in the Workplace

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Women’s Bureau hosted a webinar titled “Jobs and the Economy: Advancing Equity for Latinas in the Workplace” on Sept. 19, 2022. The program, which featured leaders from across the country, addressed the challenges and barriers Latinas face in the workforce and offered solutions to increase Latina workers' access to higher paying jobs. We also marked the month by publishing a blog on employment outcomes for Latinas in the United States. Available in both English and Spanish, the blog highlights key statistics on labor force participation, unemployment, educational attainment, earnings, and more for the approximately 21.7 million Latinas 18 and older in the country.

Ride-Along with Truck Driver Brita Nowak

On April 28, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor participated in the National Day of Action to Promote Safety and Prevent Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Trucking Industry. In this video, Brita Nowak, 20-year driver and CEO of Brat Cat Express Corps., invited Women's Bureau staff for a ride-along to discuss the safety concerns she faces as a woman in the trucking industry, as well as some ways to ensure women who enter this nontraditional occupation are protected. Women's Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon is in the passenger seat, while Chief of Staff Nikkilia Lu and Policy Analyst Katrin Schulz sit in the cab.

Celebrating International Equal Pay Day

The U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau joined the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) on Sept. 17, 2021 for a global webinar to celebrate International Equal Pay Day. EPIC is led by the International Labor Organization, UN Women, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and is committed to creating parity for women in the global labor force. Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon and Bureau of International Labor Affairs Deputy Undersecretary Thea Lee delivered joint video remarks at the event. Explore our research on equal pay and pay transparency protections.

WANTO - Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations

On Sept. 9, 2021, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon announced the 2021 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant recipients at an event in Philadelphia. Administered by the department's Women's Bureau and Employment and Training Administration, the WANTO grants were awarded to organizations in California, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wisconsin. The WANTO grants support women’s participation in a range of fields in which women have traditionally been underrepresented. These industries include finance, technology, construction, manufacturing, energy and transportation.



Women in Service: A Conversation with Four Military Leaders on Blazing Trails in the Armed Forces

On Feb. 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau and its Veterans' Employment and Training Service hosted a special event to celebrate African American History Month and the Women’s Bureau Centennial: "Women in Service: A Conversation with Four Military Leaders on Blazing Trails in the Armed Forces." Four African American women veterans discussed their experiences leading in the military, as well as ways we can help increase opportunities for women in all industries and occupations. Learn more about the Women's Bureau Centennial at