Lilly Ledbetter was the plaintiff in the American employment discrimination case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Congress passed a fair pay act in her name, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. She has since become a women’s equality activist, public speaker, and author. In 2011, Ledbetter was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
She came to Huntsville, AL to tell her story about women’s equality as a part of the Global Perspective Institute and sponsored by Global Ties Alabama. Lilly Ledbetter’s powerful testimony gave hope and inspiration to the event’s attendees.