Women's Bureau


Women's Bureau Mission

Women in the workforce are vital to the nation's economic security. The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

Recent Publications

The Economic Status of Women of Color: A Snapshot Women In Color Fact Sheet.

The fact sheets highlight the different situations of the larger populations of
women of color in the U.S. labor force.


A Guide to Women´s Equal Pay Rights Equal Pay - A Guide to Women's Equal Pay Rights

This guide is designed to help working women understand their rights under certain laws that govern equal pay and compensation.


News and Events

Voices of Women on Careers

Posted on April 02, 2014 at 10:56 AM EDT — Women comprise 13.7 percent of civil engineers and 15.6 percent of transportation, storage and distribution managers, where wages are approximately twice the median annual earnings of all women.

Connecting With Customers

Posted on February 04, 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT — Women's Bureau Acting Director Latifa Lyles spoke to approximately 200 people at the department's Customer Service in Action Town Hall on Jan. 29.

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