Please join Family Life Education at its “Leveling the Playing Field” for women and families Benefit Luncheon at the CT Convention Center. The luncheon will showcase powerful panelists Lilly Ledbetter, advocate and champion for equal pay, and Dr. Vivian Pinn, champion of Women Health issues and Founding Director (ret.) of the Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institute of Health and Senior Scientist Emerita, who have dedicated their careers to helping women achieve equity in the workplace and health care.

We need your support to ensure our programs can continue to help women and families in the Greater Hartford area level up. We hope we can count on your support.

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Join Us and These Extraordinary Women for a Very Timely Discussion about Leveling the Playing Field

Lilly Ledbetter – Advocate and champion for equal pay with her personal discovery that after 19 years working for Goodyear Tire, she was being paid less than her male counterparts.  Ms. Ledbetter’s discrimination case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although she lost, Congress took up the cause.  U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and U.S. Senator Mikulski introduced the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the U.S. Senate, CT’s Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced it in the House of Representatives, and together, they secured its passage in Congress. In January 2009, it was the first bill signed into law by President Obama.
Dr. Vivian W. Pinn - Founding Director (ret.) of the Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health and Senior Scientist Emerita, National Institutes of Health. Graduated UVA Medical School in 1962 as only African American and only woman. Recipient of more than 300 honors and awards, she is the first African American woman elected to Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame, and is also a recipient of the New York Academy of Medicine Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy.