FEW is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1968 shortly after the government issued Executive Order 11375 which added sex discrimination to the list of prohibited discrimination within the Federal Government. Overall, our organization works to encourage diversity for inclusion and equity in the workplace, and for the advancement and professional growth of women in federal service. FEW works towards these goals each and every year by doing the following:
- Encouraging diversity and equity in the workplace
- Enhancing career opportunities through training
- Working at establishing and maintaining relationships with other like-minded organizations to Advocate for fair applications of laws, policies, procedures and practices
- Improving the quality of life for women by influencing legislative actions
- and being committed to providing opportunities for professional growth
FEW is not a labor organization, and therefore does not “represent” employees. However, FEW officers can meet with management officials to discuss matters that fall within their field of interest. Managers and EEO officials may join FEW, and hold local or national office. In fact, persons officially charged with FWP responsibilities often work with FEW officers and members to develop goals and objectives for agency programs designed to meet the agency’s needs and to ensure the equality of opportunity for women in the Federal workplace.
Visit the National FEW website for more info on our 41 years of progress and our history of training excellence.