Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond

Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond

by Lilly Ledbetter, Lanier Scott Isom
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Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
Lilly Ledbetter is what they call in the South a “steel magnolia”. She scraped and sacrificed for her family. In this very candid memoir, this southern lady shares her story of trying to make it in a world of change. Her big break was a position at the Goodyear plant. There Ledbetter hoped for more opportunity and better pay. What she discovers, years after the fact, that she was paid much lower than her male counterparts. Rather than smile and fade into the background, Ledbetter took on this multi-million dollar corporation to point out how she was wronged. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court and she ended up losing. However, her fight led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009. This would ensure that what happen to her will not happen to other women. In this book, Ledbetter speaks of her family, her passion of ballroom dancing, and the thrill to dance with the newly sworn President Obama at his inauguration. Her life is full of twist and turns and now she is an advocate for women’s working rights. An inspirational story of how one woman can make a difference.
mpm1 More than 1 year ago
I am totally grateful to Lilly for writing her Memoir and it is so much like sitting down beside her in her home kitchen and listening to her tell her life story in her own way and in her own words. It is a most amazing story from beginning, through middle and end, and you are so glad to learn that it is still ongoing. She is a true American Hero and she has deeply won my heart and my admiration. Yet she is not distant from us normal folks! She is so very, very much just like you and me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This should be required reading for every working woman. What an awesome lady.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is my real name Lilly Margaret Loughney!!!!!
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