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Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project

The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project which launched last year spurred from a mission in honor of Latinas Equal Pay Day which falls on November 1st this year. The date November 1st marks the unfairness of the pay gap and how far into 2018 it takes a woman with Hispanic or Latino heritage to make what a white, non-Hispanic male made in 2017.

The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project promotes leadership advice from Latinas to inspire other women in hopes of closing the pay gap. So, this year we asked companies and organizations to partner with the project by nominating a Latina leader at their organization.  Lean In Women of Color, along with numerous Lean In chapters are working together to raise awareness and support for bridging the pay gap that currently exists for Latinas.

To change the narrative on inequalities impacting Latinas, on November 1st, we are launching the 2018 Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Speak Truth Summit: October 20 - 21

The Impact Alliance, Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago State University, Women Employed, Arab American Family Services, and Chicago Black Women in Tech invite you to attend the inaugural #SpeakTruth Summit on October 20 and 21, 2018, at Chicago State University. The #SpeakTruth Summit is a platform by and for women of color to identify, address, and heal from the issues affecting them in particular and disproportionate ways in the various systems they operate and live within. The #SpeakTruth panels, workshops, and plenary sessions are designed with a focus on empowering women and equipping them with the concrete action steps, connections, and knowledge to thrive, not just survive, in their day-to-day lives. For more information and/or purchase tickets, please visit ! No tickets will be sold at the door, all tickets must be purchased online prior to October 15, 2018. We hope to count you among us!"

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Native American Women's Equal Pay Day

September 27th is Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day. This means it takes almost 10 extra months within the 2018 calendar year for a Native American woman to make what a white male made in 2017 alone. On average, Native American women make just 57 cents to a white man’s dollar. However, as we get closer to Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day, we can't seem to omit a more sensitive issue plaguing Native communities. At a significant rate, indigenous women are exposed to violence and reported missing. 

Native American communities suffer from economic development disadvantages due to geographic isolation. Reported by the Navajo Times, “Native people face disproportionate rates of unemployment, of poverty, and a fairly high incidence of domestic violence.” Thus, Native American women are predisposed to low wages and limited protection and security. Compared to other groups of women, Native American women are ranked among the highest groups that are suffering from insufficient pay making them far more susceptible to the ills of discrimination.

Visit The Native American Women Equal Pay Day Awareness Project's website to learn more.

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