- Author of Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond
- The inspiration behind President Obama’s first bill signed into law: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
- Activist and spokesperson for pay equity in the workplace.
- In 1998, after Ledbetter had spent 19 years working at a Goodyear plant, an anonymous note delivered to her showed that she made 40% less than her male counterparts. For 10 years, Ledbetter fought to close the gap between women’s and men’s wages, sparring with the Supreme Court, lobbying Capitol Hill in a historic discrimination case against Goodyear.
Lilly’s DNC speech
"What a great event we had! Lilly was amazing and was tremendously well received (standing ovation!)."
"Lilly was absolutely fabulous and so kind and sociable. Everyone LOVED her and her speech was very inspiring and moving."
"We could not have asked for a better speaker if we tried. "