The largest global platform for women in business has released a fact sheet on Latina women in honor of Latina Equal Pay Day.
Walker’s Legacy, the largest digital platform for multicultural women in business, proudly recognizes October 29, 2020, as Latina Equal Pay Day. In support of Latina Equal Pay Day and Latina businesswomen, Walker’s Legacy has released a Latina Equal Pay Day Fast Fact Sheet available for download here.
Today, Walker’s Legacy will bring awareness to the shameful wage inequalities facing Latina women.
Did You Know?
- Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year that Latina women must work to earn what White men earned in the previous year and brings needed attention to this stark statistic. (1)
- More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latina’s typically earn only 55 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men and must work nearly 23 months to earn what white men earn in 12 months.(2)
- By 2060, 27% of women in the U.S. will be Latina.(3)
- Latina weekly median earnings are estimated at $621, compared to the $835 non-Hispanic women make.(4)
- Latina women in unions earn 28% more than their non-union counterparts.(5)
- Latina women present 8.7% of the total U.S. population, which equates to $27.9 million.(6)
- Hispanic women are subject to a double pay gap—an ethnic pay gap and a gender pay gap.(7)
The Walker’s Legacy Latina Equal Pay Day Fast Fact Sheet shines a light on the challenges and over-comings that Latinas in business face through statistical data. Understanding the systematic inequalities between Latinas in business and their various counterparts is crucial for the timely national movements and conversations and their respective supportive efforts.
For the complete Latina Equal Pay Day, Fast Fact Sheet click here.