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Equal Pay Counts
November 1 was Latina Equal Pay Day. That means Latinas had to work all of 2017 and up to that day in 2018 to catch up with what white men earned in 2017 alone. On average, Latinas are paid 47% less than white men and 31% less than white women.1 Even when you take factors like education, experience, location, and occupation into account, a large part of the pay gap remains.2
Throughout 2018, we’re partnering with businesses to highlight the unfairness of the pay gap to consumers making everyday purchases. We highlighted the 20% gap all women face on Equal Pay Day (April 10) and the 38% gap Black women face on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day (August 7).
See the impact of the pay gap on Latinas and their families
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Do you notice something different about this panel? In @leaninseattle we paid special attention to have a #diverse panel of #circle moderators since we believe is important to have a good representation of our community. I also had the opportunity to walked our audience through the #47percentcounts a campaign that @leaninorg is launching to raise #awareness of the #paygap and its negative effect on #Latinas and families. #november1 is #latinaequalpayday that means Latinas had to work all of 2017 and until this day in 2018 to catch up with what white men earned in 2017 alone We’ll keep working hard to make sure that we always have a good representation of diversity in our events. Thank you for being part of this women’s movement! Thank you @mg2_design for hosting us! Pictures by the talented @nadezdazavitaeva #intersectionality #womeninleadership #diversityandinclusion #leanin #leanincircles #womenofcolor #latina
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Get Money. Get Paid! Lean In Illinois, Lean In Women of Color, The Latinista and Ladies Get Paid are coming together for a powerful event on November 1st, Latinas Equal Pay Day! Currently, Latinas make 53 cents to every $1 earned by the average white male. That's unacceptable! Featuring panelists: Alicia Gonzalez, Exec. Dir. of Cubs Charities, Dir. of Community Affairs for Chicago Cubs Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz, VP for Institutional Diversity & Equity at Depaul University Jacqueline Priego, Writer, Creator, Co-Director and Actress of web series Pinkslipped Denisse Robledo, Crate & Barrel Creative Producer Click on the link on our bio to rsvp. #letsgetpaid #47PerCentCounts #latinasequalpayday #latinaequalpayday #Latinas #DemandMore #equalpayday #equalpay #intersectionality #womeninleadership #diversityandinclusion #leanin #leanincircles #womenofcolor #november1 #chicagoevents #awareness #leani together #mentorher #thefutureislatina #latinx @leaninorg