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Women's Bureau

WB Updates October 2019 | Issue
Women’s Bureau Awards Grants to Help
Women A ected by the Opioid Crisis ReEnter the Workforce

The Women’s Bureau awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants to organizations in five states to
help women a ected by the opioid crisis. The 2019 Re-Employment, Support, and Training
for the Opioid Related Epidemic (RESTORE) grantees will use the funds to o er skills
development and employment services to women workers by fostering cooperative

relationships with key stakeholders that include public health and substance abuse
treatment professionals and other human services and support services providers.
Learn more about the RESTORE grants.

New Women's Bureau Blog: The Time Is
Now for Women to Embrace
Apprenticeships and Nontraditional

When we talk about women in the workplace, we o en overlook the women who build our
homes, our schools, and our roads. These women are construction workers, ironworkers,
plumbers, and electricians. They have taken on occupations that require extraordinary grit
and perseverance. They keep our economy running and growing while caring for their
families. Read the full blog here.

Military Spouse Listening Session

Women's Bureau Acting Director Erica Clayton Wright recently held a listening session with
military spouses at the U.S. Coast Guard base in Alexandria, Virginia, focusing on increasing
employment opportunities and reforming occupational licensing. with military spouses at
the U.S. Coast Guard base in Alexandria, VA, focusing on increasing employment
opportunities and reforming occupational licensing. Learn more here.

New Labor Force Participation Interactive
Maps for All Women and Mothers

The Women's Bureau released two new interactive maps showing data at the state and
county level on Women's labor force participation and mothers' labor force participation by
age of their children. Estimates are available for every county/county equivalent – more than

Women's Bureau Announces New Results
from Time Use Surveys

The 2017-2018 American Time Use Access to and Use of Leave Module, released on August 29,
and the Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules Module, released on September 24, were both
sponsored by the Women's Bureau. In 2017-2018, approximately 17 million women
occasionally worked at home. Since the leave module last took place in 2011, the percentage
of working women with access to paid leave increased from 58% to 65%.
Learn more about the survey data on access to paid and unpaid leave, use of leave, schedules
and job flexibility, and more..

Women's Bureau Attends Tradeswomen
Build Nations Conference

Five sta members from the Women's Bureau attended the Tradeswomen Build Nations
Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dolores Bischof, Valerie Davis, Kelly Jenkins-Pultz,
Angela Rizzolo and Mallory Trachtenberg joined nearly 2,800 tradeswomen, contractors,
apprenticeship o icials, labor leaders, community leaders, and government o icials at the
conference. Kelly Jenkins-Pultz moderated the “Respectful Workplaces” workshop on
programs and strategies to prevent workplace harassment and violence. Women's Bureau
sta also attended sessions on topics that include tradeswomen research, apprenticeship,
the opioid crisis, safety and health for tradeswomen, supporting pregnant workers, and
more. Pictured above are Women's Bureau’s Dolores Bischof and Valerie Davis with Allie
Perez, founder of Texas Women in Trades. The Women’s Bureau works with Texas Women in
Trades to help increase their membership and raise awareness about the value tradeswomen
bring to the industry.

Georgia Trend Magazine Honors Women's
Bureau Southeast Regional Administrator

as 2019 40 Under 40

Women's Bureau Southeast Regional Administrator Charmaine Davis was honored as one of
Georgia Trend magazine's 2019 40 Under 40. Charmaine was selected from more than 400
nominations to be included as one of the 40 honorees. The magazine acknowledges
Charmaine's commitment to women, families and economic justice, and her dedication to
ensuring that people don’t have to choose between their job and their family.
Read the article.

Women's Bureau Acting Director Erica
Clayton Wright Named 2019 National
Featured Honoree of SweetSuccess Summit

The SweetSuccess Summit, presented by, honored Women's Bureau
Acting Director Erica Clayton Wright as the 2019 National Featured Honoree. The
SweetSuccess Summit, held on October 19, is an opportunity for working women in the New
York City tri-state area to network with other women in di erent sectors. While addressing

summit attendees, Erica encouraged women to use their "individual accomplishments to
transform the workplace for all women and promote a culture that fosters innovation."
Learn more about the SweetSuccess Summit.

National Disability Employment Awareness
Month Kicks O Across the Nation
NDEAM poster

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and organizations
across the country are encouraged to participate. Observed annually, NDEAM is a nationwide
campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about
the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. This year’s theme is "The Right
Talent, Right Now."
Learn how you can get involved.

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