Celebrating 97 Years

The United States Labor Department celebrates 97 years of advocacy for working women. The Women’s Bureau first created during World War I to study women’s employment became a permanent federal program in 1920. Today, the bureau remains the sole federal agency designed to advocate on behalf of working women. 

The bureau has supported innovative policies and programs designed to address emerging issues affecting working women and create a positive environment for women and their families. 

As it has for nearly a century, the Women’s Bureau will continue working to address the challenges working women experience and raise awareness on key issues and developments affecting women in the workforce.