Latina Leadership and the Fight For Equal Pay


Consulate of El Salvador
46 Bennington Street Accessible by blue line (Maverick or Airport) and free parking onsite!
East Boston, MA
United States

Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 6:00pm

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On November 21st, women across Boston are uniting in recognition of Latina Women's Equal Pay Day. Join us!

Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. According to the national average, Latina women need to work until November 20th of 2019 to make what their male counterparts made in 2018. That’s nearly 11 months’ worth of unpaid work.

On November 21st...

Join the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement, AAUW, Amplify Latinx, and the Consulate of El Salvador as we unite women across Boston- to mobilize and celebrate the work of latinx women.

This event will feature five distinguished latinx women as they share their journey and career paths through a series of lightning talks. The event will wrap up with a negotiation workshop to empower you to advocate for yourself in the workplace.

Event Schedule:

  • 6:00PM- 6:10PM | Welcomes

  • 6:10PM- 6:35PM | Flash Talks with Latinx Leaders

  • 6:35PM- 6:50PM | Networking with Speakers

  • 6:50PM- 7:50PM | Salary Negotiation & Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace

  • 8:00PM | Event Wraps

Latina Women & the Gender Pay Gap:

In a 2017 report by the Boston Women's Workforce Council, Latina women make $0.49 on a white male’s one dollar here in Boston. These losses can add up to more than 1 million dollars over the course of a 40 year career, according to calculations (of national Census data) from the National Women's Law Center.

AAUW Work Smart in Boston, an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement, is a FREE grassroots salary negotiation workshop program that helps close the gender pay gap by empowering women to research competitive salaries, articulate their skills, qualifications and experience, and ask for – and get—the pay they deserve. Click here to find workshops in your neighborhood.

Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the event.



More about the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement:

The Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement is an embodiment of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s commitment to advancing and supporting women in the City of Boston.




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