95 Years of Working for Women: A Brief History of the Women's Bureau
The U.S, Department of Labor's Women's Bureau, was created in 1920 to craft and promote policies that would improve the welfare of working women. The bureau was preceeded by the Woman in Industry Service, organized in July 1918, a year after the United States' entry into World War I.

The organization continues to address women's issues in the workplace such as occupational segregation and earnings gaps between men and women (view more)."
Motorola Solutions Continues to Elevate STEM
The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) would like to thank Greg Brown (Chief Executive Officer, Motorola Solutions, Inc.), Toni L. Carter (Human Resources Consultant, Talent and Culture COE, Motorola Solutions, Inc.) and the entire Motorola Solutions organization for their efforts in providing academic scholarships for students entering STEM studies (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Elects Newly Reorganized Board of Directors on Saturday, May 2, 2015
Michero Washington, President and CEO, ICDHR was the featured guest during the March 19, 2015 taping. Ms. Washington discusses how the organization provides training and jobs to young people (view at larger size).
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Women have seen increased progress in the workplace equity, but there are still additional issues to be addressed in the future.

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ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for June 2015
critical thinking skills that can improve your quality of life in today's society. Rev. Brooks also announces the opening of the Clyde H. Brooks Institute on Critical Thinking set to open in September 2015 (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, examines reasons why Americans continue to struggle financially and why it is now important for people to acquire
ICDHR President and CEO Michero B. Washington featured on "Comcast Newsmakers"
ICDHR would like to invite you to attend a celebration on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:30pm at Room 43 to recognize Michero B. Washington on her March 1, 2015 election as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of our organization. This event will also mark the beginning of promotions for
the 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance and Celebration, to be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois. Attendees may purchase tickets:

Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) "Salute to New President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michero B. Washington
The first meeting of the newly reorganized Board of Directors for the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) was held Saturday, May 2, 2015. The meeting was held at Loretto Hospital in Chicago.

Reverend Clyde H. Brooks (ICDHR Chairman) welcomed the new directors and indicated that a state-wide event is being planned to salute Michero Washington, the newly elected President and Chief Executive Office for ICDHR, recognizing her many years of leadership with the organization (read more).

Event: Salute to ICDHR President Michero Washington