Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Logo
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Logo
EVENTS CALENDAR
Image for Omnibus Lecture Series: Lilly Ledbetter

Omnibus Lecture Series: Lilly Ledbetter

Mar 20, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

“Grace and Grit: How I Won My Fight at Goodyear and Beyond”

Tireless advocate at the center of the fight for equal pay in the workplace who has made frequent appearances on MSNBC, CBS This Morning, and more

At the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, Ledbetter’s determined fight for equal pay in the workplace became a victory for the nation.

After 19 tireless, successful years as a supervisor at Goodyear, she suspected she wasn’t getting paid as much as her male counterparts. When her suspicions were confirmed, she brought an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Complaint against Goodyear, and won. However, they appealed to the Supreme Court, where it was overturned. This decision motivated legal groups and politicians and on January 29, 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first act of Congress signed by President Obama—making it easier for women who have experienced pay discrimination to fight back.

More About This Event

About This Event

Event Type:
Community/Open to the Public
Lecture/Talk/Reading
Topics:
business
general
publicPolicy
Tags:
equal pay
inequality
Organizers:
Chancellor
Audience:
General Public
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Cost:
Free tickets are required
Ticket Location:
Larson Ticket Office
Ticket Phone:
260-481-6555

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Kimberly Wagner
Contact Phone:
260-481-6103
Contact Email:
kimberly.wagner@ipfw.edu

Share Event

Subscribe

Add to Calendar
RSS

Location Name

Location:
Auer Performance Hall
Place:
Rhinehart Music Center

You May Also Be Interested In...

Previous Month February 2018 Next Month
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Search

Submit an Event