Ladies Get Paid Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Fight Legal Battle
Ladies Get Paid is the latest organization to get sued by men's groups claiming gender discrimination. The Wing made headlines in March when the NYC Human Rights Coalition began investigating the women-only co-coworking space. In a heartfelt email to newsletter subscribers on Wednesday, co-founders Claire Wasserman and Ashley Louise shared some of the unfortunate details of their ongoing legal battle, which include lawsuits against Claire and six Ladies Get Paid ambassadors.
Claire and Ashley have launched a crowdfunding campaign on iFundWomen, fittingly, for $100,000 to help cover the cost of legal fees. Unlike The Wing that is flush with funding from corporate investors, Ladies Get Paid has been a relatively grassroots operation and grown its community of 20,000 women and non-binary members through events and partnerships. Their future hinges on the success of their crowdfunding campaign, as these lawsuits have the potential to make or break them.
Since 2016, Ladies Get Paid has worked to close the wage and leadership gaps by training women how to advance their careers. Anyone can donate to the Ladies Get Paid iFundWomen campaign until it ends on June 12th.