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Lilly Ledbetter, On Her Courageous Fight for Equal Pay

April 28, 2012

Lilly Ledbetter's book 'Grace and Grit"

Lilly Ledbetter

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Lilly Ledbetter, author of Grace and Grit on her courageous fight for equal pay at Goodyear and beyond.

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…]

The Women’s Eye Radio Show Marks First Anniversary with Special Guest Lilly Ledbetter

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Ledbetter Discusses the Release of her Memoir, “Grace and Grit,” and Reveals Why She Fears the Possibility of a President Romney

 

April 26, 2012 –Phoenix, AZ—Lilly Ledbetter, best known for being at the center of that historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Actof 2009, as well as the first official piece of legislation that President Obama signed into law when he got into office, spoke one-on-one-with Stacey Gualandi, host of “The Women’s Eye Radio Show,” for an interview airing on April 28-29. This interview will be broadcast Saturday April 28 at 10am PST and Sunday April 29 at 2pm PST on 1480 KPHX in Phoenix along with a live stream on http://ww.1480kphx.com. Podcasts will be available online at The Women’s Eye (http://www.thewomenseye.com). Ledbetter discussed her memoir “Grace and Grit,” and will speak to being in the headlines over recent criticism of the Act.

During the interview, Ledbetter addressed a recent headline that questioned whether the Republican Party hates her. She revealed that she doesn’t know if they do, but they should fear her. “I hope they fear me because I’m dead serious about this,” Ledbetter said. “Anything that I fight for today will not do anything for me…. it will break your heart to hear how children are going home and their mother has just gone to the second job. And then on the weekends she’s gone somewhere working trying to match up the two job incomes to pay the rent and put food on the table.”

Additionally, Ledbetter revealed that she fears a President Romney. “I do,” she said. “Based on the recent outcry about women’s birth control, insurance payments to get that birth control, and women’s rights….Women are still lagging far behind.”

During the interview Ledbetter said that she will continue to fight for equal pay because she wants to help people make a better life. Her message to Governor Romney is to leave the Ledbetter Act alone! Not only does she not want the Act repealed, she said we need more laws to strengthen our families. “We need progress, and we don’t need to be talking about doing away with the little bit that we do have. You should expect and get a good day’s pay for a good day’s work.”

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Lilly Ledbetter's book 'Grace and Grit"

The Women’s Eye Radio Marks First Anniversary with Special Guest Lilly Ledbetter: finance.yahoo.com–4/28/12

On TWE Radio: April 28,29

It’s a New Season with a New Line-up of great guests on The Women’s Eye Radio Show. Join Host Stacey Gualandi on 1480KPHX:
Saturday 10-11am PST
Sunday 2-3pm PST
for our interviews with:

Lilly Ledbetter, author of “Grace and Grit” on her courageous fight for equal pay at Goodyear and beyond
Lynn Sherr, ABC broadcast journalist and author of “Swim, Why We Love the Water”

Lilly Ledbetter's book, "Grace and Grit"

Lilly Ledbetter

Lynn Sherr, broadcast journalist

Lynn Sherr

Top 10: Lilly Ledbetter, Ann Romney, and the War for Women Voters

Lilly Ledbetter, Ann Romney, and the War for Women Voters

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Lilly Ledbetter and Lynn Sherr to Appear on The Women’s Eye Radio Show

Pink Globe of The Women's EyeMarch 27, 2012–We can’t wait to have Lilly Ledbetter on the radio show April 28, 29. She has a fascinating book out, Grace and Grit, describing her courageous fight for equal pay and fairness at the Goodyear Tire factory during the 1980s.

Her determination led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act which was landmark legislation signed by President Obama this past January. You won’t want to miss this interview!

Lilly Ledbetter's book, "Grace and Grit"

Lynn Sherr, broadcast journalist with more than 30 years at ABC, will also be on the show to talk about her fascinating career and the many books she’s written on a variety of subjects including giraffes. Her new book is Swim, Why we Love the Water.

Lynn Sherr, broadcast journalist

Gloria Feldt On 9 Ways To Embrace Your Power

Gloria Feldt

UPDATE 9/10/13: Gloria has co-founded Take the Lead, a movement to prepare and inspire women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions by 2025.

By Pamela Burke/December 29, 2010

TWITTER: @Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt has a passion for bettering women’s lives. She’s a renowned activist, commentator, teacher, and author. In her early years as a mother of three living in west Texas, she called herself a “desperate housewife.” Yet she rose to find her voice as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood from 1996-2005.

“It’s up to us to develop a more positive relationship with power, to define power on our terms and embrace it…” Gloria Feldt

Gloria Feldt's No ExcusesHer most recent book “No Excuses–9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power” has been received with widespread praise. It’s been called “groundbreaking” and “attitude-changing,” and “the most daring.”

I’ve known Gloria for several years now and have attended her inspiring lectures. She’s certainly embraced her own power as her book is climbing best-seller lists. I am delighted I had the opportunity to ask Gloria how she finally found her own identity and to get her advice for others as we begin 2011… [Read more…]