Amanda McMillan will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama and will sit in her box at the capitol.
The president is expected to mention the gender discrimination case McMillan won against a Shaw grocery store in 2011 as part of his administration’s push to highlight women’s rights.
McMillan successfully sued Forrest City Grocery Company for $125,000 after her boss wouldn’t promote her to a higher paying sales job because she’s a woman. The company also agreed to provide sexual discrimination training for its managers.
It’s not a guarantee the President will bring up the case tonight in his speech; but McMillan says she hopes equal pay for women will continue to be someting he talks about and fights for