Latina Equal Pay Day (LEPD) is held annually based on how many days into the calendar year a Latina must work to catch up to her white, non-Latino male counterpart. The exact date varies as it depends on Latinas gaining or losing cents to every dollar earned by white men. Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar made by a white male. That’s over $1 million in earnings kept from a Latina throughout her career. This year it took Latinas nearly 22 months to earn what their white male peers earned in 12 months.
A 2019 Lean IN poll found that nearly one in three Americans aren’t aware of the pay disparity Latinas and white men. This lack of awareness is detrimental to equality for Latinas who deserve equal pay, equal work, equal power, and equal rights now. The pay disparity starts early–not even children are exempt from gender and racial or ethnic discrimination. The poll found that 16-year-old Latinas are paid less than white boys of the same age.
Here are seven events happening on Latina Equal Pay Day, Thursday, October 29th, 2020, to attend to learn how to advocate for equal pay, analyze the wealth gap, and take the necessary steps to close the pay gap.
Closing the Gender Wage Gap by Decreasing the Confidence Gap"
The “Closing the Gender Wage Gap by Decreasing the Confidence Gap” webinar is free to attend and will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST. Hosted by Natalie Torres-Haddad MPA, AWA and Dania Rivas, a Certified Professional Life & Diversity Coach. The duo will be giving away coaching sessions and copies of Torres-Haddad’s book Financially Savvy in 20 Minutes. RSVP on Eventbrite.
Consciously Unbiased will host a live panel discussion on LinkedIn from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST featuring Ashish Kaushal, Yai Vargas, Ramona Ortega, Angelica Ogando, and Cynthia Medina Carson.
Equal Pay Today
Equal Pay Today is hosting a “Twitter storm” on Latina Equal Pay Day from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to amplify the fact that Latina’s are worthy of equal pay. Join the conversation by using the hashtags, #LatinaEqualPay, #Trabajadoras, and #OwnYourPower2020.
Latina Equal Pay Day - With Yai Vargas
UNIDOS ERG members PwC, Rubrik, and HPE are hosting a LEPD event with keynote speaker Yai Vargas from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST to educate viewers about the significant wage gap Latinas face and raise awareness about equal pay for equal work. Click here to register.
Justice for Migrant Women
Mónica Ramirez, founder of Justice for Migrant Women, is producing a live virtual LEPD event with Equal Pay Today musical guests, fireside chats, a panel conversation, keynote presentation, and a Latina mentoring town hall on Twitter. Special guests include Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and Actresses Stephanie Beatriz and Annie Gonzalez.The #LatinaEqualPayDay Summit Let’s Make Change: “Pay Us the Full Dollar!” will be held from 3:00-4:30pm EST. Register here.
Elevate Your Pay
Elevate Your Pay, a social media platform dedicated to helping women of color get the pay they deserve is hosting a LEPD virtual panel with Cubicles to Cocktails on Zoom at 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST. An inspiring panel of Latina leaders will discuss their career paths, and personal pay equity stories.
Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project
Women of Color in the Workplace is holding the fourth annual Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project. The “Cuz I Slay, I Deserve Equal Pay III: Latinas Equal Pay Day”panel will be held from 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST on Zoom to raise awareness about the pay gap impacting Latinas in the United States.