By Kim Bellware
23 September 2019
With her first Emmy in hand, actor Michelle Williams got right down to business with her acceptance speech at Sunday’s award show: believe women and pay them fairly — particularly women of color.
The 39-year-old actor took fewer than 290 words to articulate her message and drew a standing ovation.
“The next time a woman — and especially a woman of color, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white male counterparts — tells you what she needs in order to do her job, listen to her, believe her,” Williams said. “Because one day, she might stand in front of you and say thank you for allowing her to succeed because of her workplace environment and not in spite of it.”
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