Lilly Ledbetter, Equal-Pay Advocate, to Speak at Walden University’s “Women Leading Social Change” Event

Minneapolis—July 17, 2009—Walden University, in conjunction with its 2009 summer commencement, is hosting a panel discussion titled, “In Power for a Change: Women Leading Social Change.” The event will feature Walden’s commencement speaker, Lilly Ledbetter, whose personal legal fight against pay discrimination led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the first bill signed into law by President Barack Obama. Ms. Ledbetter will be joined by prominent local women who will share their personal success stories of how they became advocates for social change and the lasting impacts their actions have made.

Ms. Ledbetter will be joined by Gloria Lewis, president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, and Dr. Anita McDonald, chancellor of Penn State DuBois. This event is open to the public, but seating is limited.

What:   In Power for a Change: Women Leading Social Change

When:  Saturday, July 25, 2009, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Central time

Who:     Lilly Ledbetter, Namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
             Gloria Lewis, President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities 
             Dr. Anita McDonald, Chancellor of Penn State DuBois
             Paula Singer, Moderator, Chair of the Walden University Board of Directors

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Room L100, A and B
             1301 Second Avenue South
             Minneapolis, MN 55403

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 42 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

Walden offers more than 36 degree programs with more than 140 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include: health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.