Leaders from across the country thank retiring Executive Director Anne Ladky for her 40 years of service and her commitment to making the world better for working women. Watch as they reflect on Anne's tenacity, her vision, and the huge victories that Women Employed has spearheaded with Anne at the helm.

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See Women Employed's 40 years of accomplishments through the eyes of people affected by our work.

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.

Supreme Court expert Marcia Coyle talks about how the current Supreme Court vacancy is impacting the cases they are hearing and the decisions they are able to make at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's signature annual event.

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.

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.

Dr. Zeynep Ton discusses the 'vicious cycle of retailing' and the importance of investing in your employees at The Working Lunch, Women Employed's signature annual gala event.


NPR's senior national correspondent Linda Wertheimer talks about how the landscape for female journalists has changed in the last 30 years, and about how important women will be for the upcoming election, at The Working Lunch 2012.

Rachel Readus talks about how she went from being a low-wage worker to a Registered Nurse making a good salary, thanks to the opportunity to go to school and get her degree.