On average, Latinas are paid 46% less than White men.
Lean In created an Equal Pay Day campaign to raise awareness on this issue.
We are aware. Now, what can we do?
Just last month, we lost Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Harvard alumna, who was a champion for inclusion and equity. She served as the first Chief Diversity Officer for Time Warner and served on the board of various nonprofits, including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. She had also been appointed as chairman of the Corporation for National and Community Service Board of Directors by President Obama. Her loss is a big one for Time Warner, and for all of us. As a young professional, and as a Latina, I am grateful for the legacy Lisa Garcia Quiroz leaves behind and I hope that we can act on the urgent need for equity.
Equity in pay, as well as equity in access and representation is desperately needed to change our world for the better.
Are we inclusive in our advocacy toward equity?