Joan Clulow and Pam Sanders were both carers with Birmingham City Council for more than 25 years.
They have spoken today about how they felt when they realised that men who worked as grave diggers and rubbish collectors were being paid more than them.
Today's Supreme Court judgment brings workplace equality a step closer. But it's been a long road to travel.
The Supreme Court has allowed 174 former Birmingham City Council employees to launch pay equality compensation claims in the High Court.