2013 Festival of the Book Event

Povich Book JacketWorking Women Sue for Equal Pay

On Friday, March 22, Women United sponsored a Festival of the Book event with Lynn Povich, author of The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace. Ms. Povich discussed how she and her colleagues at Newsweek battled sexism in the media, the roles of other women who made and are making a difference, and the challenges that women still face in the workplace.

Nancy O'Brien, the first woman mayor of Charlottesville, led a lively conversation. Attendees included other women who had fought for equal rights in the 60's and 70's, younger women who benefited from that fight, and men who support us all.

Lynn Povich's Website

Festival of the Book Website