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Panelists Andrea Pino, Ai-jen Poo, and Mónica Ramírez each share one important lesson they've learned from their advocacy with moderator Laura S. Washington at The Working Lunch 2018.

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.

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.

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

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.

At The Working Lunch, Women Employed's annual event, Lilly Ledbetter urges all women to keep fighting for equal pay.

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.

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