LATINAS EQUAL PAY DAY

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Why November 2nd?

Lean In Women of Color announces the
Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project, an initiative that promotes inspiring tips from Latina leaders. The project forms a bridge between Latinas on the top and those who are aiming to get there to aid in closing the pay gap. The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project launches on November 2nd, 2017, a landmark date which marks how long it takes for Latinas to make what a white, non-hispanic male made in 2016. While the average white woman is paid 79 cents to a dollar in comparison to a white male, Latinas are paid just 54 cents. Studies state that Latinas lose over $1 million dollars in a lifetime which impacts their day to day spending and savings. However, the good news is that experts agree that Latinas are in the driver's seat for economic growth and advancement opportunities. The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project pledges to fill in the gap with smart tips and inspiration to grow more Latina wealth.

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Equal Pay Data

Women on average are paid 20% less than men. If you break the pay gap down by race and ethnicity, it is even worse: Black women are paid 37% less, Native American women are paid 42% less and Latinas are paid 46% less.


Average Woman 79%
Black Women 63%
Native American Women 58%
Latinas 54%

Latinas stand to lose 1 MILLION over a lifetime due to the pay gap.1

Latinas in the United States are the sole or primary breadwinners for nearly three million households, 40 PERCENT of which (1.2 million) live below the poverty level.2

43 PERCENT of Latinas reported concern over not having enough money to pay all of their monthly bills.3

If the wage gap were eliminated, on average, a Latina who is working full time year-round would have enough money for approximately 193 MORE WEEKS of food for herself and her family or 27 ADDITIONAL MONTHS of rent.4

This gap is partially due to a HIGH CONCENTRATION of women of color, particularly Latinas working in service, sales and office occupations that pay very low wages. 5

The facts on equal pay present an incredible case. Latina workers will have to work almost AN EXTRA YEAR for every year their white male counterparts work.

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million Latinas are in the current US population.
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percent of Latina women agree that their goal is to make it to the top of their profession.
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percent of Hispanic females enrolled in college immediately after completing high school between 2013 and 2015.
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billion in sales for the 1.5 million Hispanic female majority-owned firms in the U.S.



Source: Nielsen, Diverse Intelligence Series | 2017 LATINA 2.0, Fiscaly Conscious, Culturally Influential and Familia Forward
  • Isabel Allende, World-renowned Chilean-American Writer



    Ancestry: Chile
    Residence: Since 1987, San Francisco Bay Area in California has been home. Allende received her U.S. citizenship in 1993.
    What You Should Know:

    Isabel Allende is one of the greatest writers of our lifetime. She has since written twenty-three works. Allende’s books, all written in her native Spanish, have been translated into 35 languages and have sold nearly 70 million copies.

    Allende has received 15 international honorary doctorates and more than 60 awards in over 15 countries. Her honors include being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004 and in 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    In addition to her work as a writer, Allende also devotes much of her time to human rights. Following the death of her daughter, Paula, in 1992, she established in her honor a charitable foundation dedicated to the protection and empowerment of women and girls worldwide. (Isabel Allende)





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    Quote:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEzn4Suf4-Q
    Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_Allende

    Photo approval by Isabel Allende
  • Ana Dutra, President & CEO | Executives' Club of Chicago



    Ancestry: Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Residence: Northfield, IL
    What You Should Know:


    Ana Dutra was formerly the CEO of Mandala Global Advisors. In addition to her corporate leadership roles, she is a Director in the Boards of Greeley and Hansen, Humantelligence, the International Women Forum, Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic Society, Governor State University and Academy for Urban School Leadership. She is on the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board, in the Economic Club of Chicago, the Committee of 200 and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

    She is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French and is a frequent speaker in the Global Competitiveness Forum, World Economic Forum and other Global Conferences. She is frequently featured in the Harvard Business Review online, Forbes blog, WSJ, CEO Magazine and other publications.


    Ana is an avid triathlete, meditator and yoga practitioner. ( Koya Leadership Partners)







    Link Sources

    Quote: https://gamechangeagency.com/2017/03/ana-dutra-game-changer/
    Photo: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-executives-club-dutra-president-ceo-20140903-story.html
    Additional Sources: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-executives-club-dutra-president-ceo-20140903-story.html



    Graphic approval by Ana Dutra
  • Annette Isaacson, Assistant General Council | JPMorgan Chase




    Ancestry: Grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Residence: Chicago, IL
    What You Should Know: 


    First at Latham & Watkins in Chicago, now at JP Morgan, Isaacson contributes her expertise to the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) and provides pro bono legal services to prevent the deportation of undocumented immigrants. (Hispanic Executive)





    Link Sources

    Quote:- http://hispanicexecutive.com/2015/jpmorgan-chase/
    Photo: https://njhba.org/page-1173296


    Graphic approval by Annette Isaacson
  • Bernadette Aulestia, Exec VP of Global Distribution | HBO



    Ancestry: Quito, Ecuador
    Residence: New York City
    What You Should Know:

    Aulestia is responsible for overseeing all distribution operations of the company’s services and platforms worldwide. Internationally, she is responsible for the operations of HBO branded networks in 67 countries. Domestically, she leads distribution efforts for the premium networks HBO and Cinemax. Aulestia oversees HBO’s Affiliate Marketing group and heads digital distribution efforts. Prior to this position, she was executive vice president of domestic network distribution, and senior vice president of affiliate and product marketing. Prior to joining HBO, Aulestia worked at Univision Communications, Inc., Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., and Kidder, Peabody, Inc. (Americas Society/ Council of the Americas)





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    Quote: https://thealumnisociety.com/bernadette-aulestia/
    Photo: http://www.brown.edu/web/multimedia/alumni/aulestia.html


    Graphic approval by Bernadette Aulestia


  • Noëlle Santos, Owner | Lit Bar


    Ancestry: Puerto Rico
    Residence: Born in and currently resides in Bronx, New York
    What You Should Know:

    Noëlle Santos is owner of The Lit. Bar: the only bookstore (and wine bar) in her native Bronx, New York. Her entrepreneurial journey includes winning the New York Public Library and Citi Foundation’s 2016 business plan competition, operating her 400-member book club, and crowdfunding over $150,000 as a lone campaigner—all while working full-time as a certified Human Resources Professional. Noëlle’s hustle has garnered dozens of profiles by media outlets including Forbes, The Today Show, Essence, Glamour, Ebony, Latina, and The Huffington Post. (1stnoelle.com)




    Link Sources
    Quote: http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/inspiring-latina/noelle-santos-lit-bar-bookstore-bronx
    Photo: https://twitter.com/bossynbookish
    Graphic approval by Noëlle Santos
  • Ana Larrea-Albert, VP of Marketing | ALMACO Group



    Ancestry:  Born in Quito, Ecuador
    Residence: Wellington, FL
    What You Should Know:

    Ana has researched women in the maritime industry and international business since 2013, earning academic and industry accolades for her work, including presenting in national universities and at the World Maritime University, the graduate school of the United Nation’s International Maritime Organization, in Malmo, Sweden, at the Women’s Global Leadership Conference. Ana also published a book in 2015, “Doing Business in India, Harnessing Potential,” based on her award-winning research.
    Ana is currently a Think Freely Latino (TFL) Advisory Board member, a new U.S. Hispanic and Latino outreach project focused on Latino empowerment. She served as a Board Member and Marketing Vice President of the Association of Latino Professionals for America’s (ALPFA) Miami chapter from 2015 through 2016, as well as the Volunteer Marketing Director of ALPFA nationally during 2016. Ana chaired the Marketing Committee for the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) USA’s chapter during 2015...(Hispanic Lifestyle)












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    Quote: http://latinasinbusiness.us/2017/08/08/ana-larrea-albert-mentorship/
    Additional Sources: http://latinasinbusiness.us/2017/08/08/ana-larrea-albert-mentorship/

    Graphic approval by Ana Larrea-Albert
  • Kristina Irastorza, Contract Specialist | NASA



    Ancestry:  Venezuela
    Residence: Orlando, FL
    What You Should Know:

    I met Kristina Irastorza, Contract Specialist at NASA, during ALPFA Orlando’s Women of ALPFA mentoring night at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in October 2016, where we shared a table of mentors and mentees. Despite facing many challenges when she first moved to the US from Venezuela, she works hard to excel at everything she does and loves giving back to her community through ALPFA and many other initiatives. Read on to learn more about her great story.  (Nenani.com)











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    Quote: https://www.nenani.com/kristina-irastorza-leadership-at-nasa/
    Photo: https://www.nenani.com/kristina-irastorza-leadership-at-nasa/


    Graphic approval by Kristina Irastorza

  • Frances Prado, Inventor



    Ancestry:  Mexico
    Residence: San Diego, CA
    What You Need to Know:


    Frances Prado is the Inventor and CEO of Hanging Secrets, which won her the HSN (Home Shopping Network) Project American Dreams National Contest and is now sold on HSN. She is among the only 7% of sole female inventors that have ever been granted a Patent in the U.S...Frances has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, Yahoo Business, and People en Español magazine. As well as a spotlight on both a National and International level as seen on Fox 5News, CBSLA, CW6 San Diego, Telemundo, Acesso Total Show and Univison. She’s an entreprenuer, an international speaker, a breast cancer advocate and a mentor.  (Nenani.com)








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    Quote: https://www.nenani.com/frances-prado-inventor-and-entrepreneur/
    Photo: https://twitter.com/i/web/status/888464724941197312
    Additional Sources: https://twitter.com/frances_prado12
    http://www.enclavemag.com/frances-prado-latina-reveals-hanging-secrets/

    Graphic approval by Frances Prado
  • Hipatia Lopez, Inventor



    Ancestry:  Quito, Ecuador
    Residence: Born and raised in New Jersey
    What You Should Know:


    Hipatia Lopez is one of the less than 1% of Latinas who hold a patent in the United States. “Empanada Fork“, an idea that came from the need to speed up the production process of empanadas in her household during a Thanksgiving dinner, is now a patented reality and has launched Hipatia into the world of entrepreneurship. As the CEO and Inventor of Empanada Fork, she believes in herself and in the usefulness of her product and through determination she will continue sharing her invention with the world. Read on for her story. (Nenani.com)











    Link Sources

    Quote: https://www.nenani.com/hipatia-lopez-innovating-your-kitchen/
    Photo: http://blog.uncommongoods.com/2016/inside-the-designers-studio-with-hipatia-lopez/
    Additional Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/keep-pushing-forward-three-latino-retail-entrepreneurs-share-success-stories-n779701
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    Endnotes
    1. [Sherman, Erik. “For Latinas, the Lifetime Gender Wage Gap Is More Than $1 Million.” Fortune, 4 Apr. 2016, fortune.com/2016/04/04/latina-wage-gap-1-million/.] 2. [Obando, Andrea. “Tackling the Latina Wage Gap.” Equal Rights Advocates, 1 Nov. 2016, www.equalrights.org/tackling-latina-wage-gap/.] 3. [Vogtman, Julie, et al. “Fair Pay for Latinas Requires a Fair Minimum Wage.” NCLR, National Women's Law Center, July 2015.] 4. [Kelly, Mary Louise. “Why Latina Women Are Earning Significantly Less Than White Men.” NPR, NPR, 16 Oct. 2016, www.npr.org/2016/10/16/498135745/why-latina-women-are-earning-significantly-less-than-white-men.] 5. [Fisher, Milia. “Women of Color and the Gender Wage Gap.” Center for American Progress, 14 Apr. 2015, www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/reports/2015/04/14/110962/women-of-color-and-the-gender-wage-gap/.]