Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women still face gender discrimination. Even though the "glass ceiling" has finally been broken for many women, stories of discrimination are still plentiful. Only 6 percent of those filing employment discrimination lawsuits in federal court ever go to trial and of those that do go to trial, a mere one in three has any chance of winning.
That is what makes Lisa Shipley's story amazing: Lisa took a stand, fought back-and won. Lisa Shipley was her organization's top performer, an industry star, and well respected by colleagues. She had always been treated fairly and equitably, and loved her work. All of that took a turn when her organization's new CEO proceeded to belittle Lisa in front of her peers, deliberately exclude her from meetings and events that were crucial to her job performance, and denied her compensation she had earned. Pushed to her limits, Lisa sued her employer for gender discrimination. A jury of her peers found the company and its CEO guilty on all 10 charges in the lawsuit.
Lisa's story is an authentic account of what happened when David took on Goliath, complete with the unexpected twists and turns you would only expect to find in a legal thriller.