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Program 14: Women Fight For Equality

  • Cinema Village Theater One 22 E 12th St New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Never Got a Dime

Never Got a Dime is the story of Lilly Ledbetter, a former manager at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Gadsden, Alabama. On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extended the statute of limitations to reset 180 days after each discriminatory paycheck is issued. Ledbetter will always be remembered as a champion of women’s rights and equal pay. 14 minutes

Women of the Workforce

The Workforce Development Institute/ NY created "Women’s Initiative" to focuse on programs that help women become self-sufficient and reach their potential. The Women’s initiative provides opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds to come together and exchange ideas about issues faced by working women. Women of the Workforce follows some of these women from NY State. 8 minutes.

Taking the Heat

Captain Brenda Berkman of the FDNY broke every barrier in her rise to be one of the few women to lead an FDNY station, and she paid the price. Under constant attack by her own colleagues on the force, who would not adjust to a woman doing what had in the past been a man’s job, she served with honor, valor and dignity and established a path that more and more women each year travel in their efforts to serve their city. She is a true hero of NYC and a hero to workingwomen everywhere. 60 minutes.

Q & A with Brenda Berkman Captain, FDNY (retired)