MAKING HISTORY: The Women Revolt at Newsweek
In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we highlight the landmark 1970 Newsweek discrimination lawsuit as told by Lynn Povich, who would eventually become the first female senior editor in the history of the magazine.
Fed up with Newsweek's gender barriers and determined for career growth beyond fact checking, Povich and 45 other female Newsweek employees banded together in the ladies room and decided to take action, bringing a complaint to civil rights attorney (and present day Congresswoman) Eleanor Holmes Norton, who took on what would become a groundbreaking workplace discrimination case.