WAGES (Women’s Action to Gain Economic Security) incubates and supports green cooperatives. Our mission is to build worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. We launch cooperatives where women develop personal and professional skills, become leaders, and gain economic security.
WAGES has established five sustainable housecleaning cooperative businesses in the Bay Area that double or triple low-income Latina workers’ earnings while protecting the environment, and has provided technical assistance and coaching to numerous organizations across the country undertaking cooperative development. In 2013, WAGES will expand its model by establishing a sixth cooperative in a new industry, bringing the benefits of our triple bottom line social enterprise expertise to Latina women in a new market segment. As we begin the process of expansion, WAGES offers candidates an exciting opportunity to bring their talents, leadership and creativity to a unique effort advancing social justice, green jobs and women’s empowerment.