Lilly Ledbetter tells a story at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual event, about how her struggle for fair pay has inspired other women, and how she, in turn, has been touched by their kindness.
Evelyn Murphy, President of The Wage Project, tells women fight for pay equality by saying, "I want my million dollars!" Dr. Murphy was the keynote speaker at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual event, on May 19, 2009.
At The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual event, Evelyn Murphy explains the gender wage gap, and the devastating impact it has over the course of a woman's lifetime. Dr. Murphy is President of The WAGE Project.
Anne Ladky, Executive Director of Women Employed, describes the work of the organization, and why it is so vitally important to working women and their families, at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual event.
Meegan Dugan Basset, Senior Policy Associate at Women Employed, attends a rally in Chicago to protest budget cuts that will devastate human services in Illinois. She explains the impact of proposed budget cuts on working women and their families, and why it is vital for Illinois' leaders to find a solution NOW.
Felipe, a restaurant worker who doesn't have paid sick days, talks about times he was sick and given the choice by his boss to either to come in sick or be fired, and how by working while sick, he infected coworkers and customers with his flu virus.
Community college student Elena Herrera talks about her struggles as a low-wage community college student, and how financial aid has allowed her to improve her life.
Elena Herrera talk about why she decided to go to college, how financial aid has helped her succeed, and what she's been able to accomplish at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual fundraiser, on May 4, 2010.
Elena Herrera, student organizer for Women Employed's Student Advocates for Success (SAS), talks about how SAS is empowering students, and teaching them to become their own advocates, at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual fundraiser, on May 4, 2010.
Adult student Mary Bulaon talks about the challenges of being a low-wage working woman, her decision to go back to school at 49 years old, and how her education is going to allow her to achieve her dreams, at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual fundraiser, on May 4, 2010.