Lilly Ledbetter

The inspiration behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.  A bestselling author and activist, Ledbetter fights for pay equity and ignites change.

  • 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!)."

- University of Kansas

"Lilly was absolutely fabulous and so kind and sociable. Everyone LOVED her and her speech was very inspiring and moving."

- Texas Civil Rights Project

"We could not have asked for a better speaker if we tried. "

- Pikes Peak Women