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Lilly Ledbetter’s Tireless Fight For Equal Pay And Fairness

Lilly Ledbetter from Random House: Lance Johnson Studio

UPDATE 4/8/14: On Equal Pay Day, Key Facts about the Gender Pay Gap from Pew Research

UPDATE 8/24/13: Obama Touts Fair Pay Act at Historic Seneca Falls Site

UPDATE 6/10/13: 50 Years Ago President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, making it illegal to discriminate against women based on pay.

Lilly Ledbetter is one courageous fighter. She was at the center of that historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, the first official piece of legislation that President Obama signed into law in 2009.

“You should expect and get a good day’s pay for a good day’s work.”  Lilly Ledbetter 

Lilly has just written her memoir, “Grace and Grit, My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.”  The book is the bold story of her journey fighting for pay equity that took her from Possum Trot, Alabama all the way to the Supreme Court and The White House.

We are so pleased that Stacey Gualandi was able to interview Lilly on The Women’s Eye Radio Show recently.  Here’s an excerpt from her talk with this amazing advocate for fair pay…   [Read more…]