Emilie, who works at Honey Butter Fried Chicken, talks about what a difference the ability to earn paid sick time has made in her life at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's signature annual event.

Mary works in retail, just like her mom did. But Mary's job is very different from what her mom's was. because she can't count on a stable work schedule. Find out how this impacts her and her son.

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It's hard to support your family when you don't have paid sick days or a stable schedule, and you don't enough to survive. Hear the everyday struggles of real women, and make a gift to help us make work better.

Retail worker Rhiannon talks about what it was like to be fired from her job when she had to stay home with her son, and why we need a law guaranteeing workers paid sick days.

Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett talks about how we need paid leave, paid sick days, equal pay, and other family-friendly policies at The Working Lunch.

Food service worker Nataki Rhodes talks about her erratic work schedules, and how that impacts her budget and her life.

Nataki Rhodes shares her story of working full-time in the restaurant industry for a decade without getting paid enough to get by. She's one of the women that WE is fighting to help by advocating for a higher minimum wage, better scheduling practices, and earned sick time.

Dr. Zeynep Ton talks about how offering good jobs, offering low prices, and making good money all at the same time is possible for retailers at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's signature gala event.

Author Lynn Povich and writer Jesse Ellison talk about their experiences at Newsweek, about fighting gender discrimination in the Mad Men era and the modern era, and about what still needs to change.

Longtime Women Employed donor Janet Schumacher talks about her experiences in the banking industry in the early 1970s, how Women Employed helped her and women like her, and why she's paying it forward.