November 2 is Latina Equal Pay Day

Latinas on average are paid 46% less than white men. November 2 marks how far Latinas need to work into 2017 to catch up to what men were paid in 2016.

Businesses are offering 46% discounts on November 2 in partnership with LeanIn.Org to highlight the unfairness of this pay gap.

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A Look back at Equal Pay Day 2017

We worked with Lean In community leaders in more than 25 U.S. cities to recruit hundreds of businesses to offer 20% off purchases and share information on the gender pay gap in their communities.

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We worked with Lean In community leaders in more than 25 U.S. cities to recruit hundreds of businesses to offer 20% off purchases and share information on the gender pay gap in their communities.

Meet our leaders and see the businesses that participated:

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In support of #20PercentCounts, dozens of online retailers are offering 20% discounts on everyday purchases from apparel to pet supplies to home goods. Explore this list of online shops and get your 20% today.

Businesses that participated: (15 of 86)

20 percent counts in Atlanta, GA


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Emily Schwarz Chapter Leader, Lean In Atlanta

Chapter Leader, Lean In Atlanta

“This isn’t a women's concern, liberal cause, or political hoax, but a nonpartisan issue imperative to the future and well-being of our nation's health and economic success.”

20 percent counts in Bealeton, VA


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Guadalupe Valencia Chapter Leader, Millennial Latinas

Chapter Leader, Millennial Latinas

“I stand in solidarity with women around the nation supporting equal pay as we open the doors to endless possibilities for our daughters and provide them an opportunity of equality in the workplace.”

Businesses that participated:

20 percent counts in Boise, ID


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Chantel Demill Circle Leader, Boise Women in Public Service

Circle Leader, Boise Women in Public Service

“I support equal pay for my daughters and my sons. For the belief that my girls' achievements should be equally recognized. I support equal pay for the good of our economy and the betterment of our society as a whole.”

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20 percent counts in Boston, MA


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SHREYA SAWANT Chapter Leader, Lean In Boston

Chapter Leader, Lean In Boston

“I support equal pay because closing the gender pay gap will help empower women economically and socially.”

20 percent counts in Chicago, IL


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Tiffany Willis-johnson Chapter Leader, Chicago Women of Power Chapter

Chapter Leader, Chicago Women of Power Chapter

“Gender, race, creed, or sexual orientation should not determine pay. Pay should be based on experience, education, and stated qualifications. It is imperative that we demand the gender pay gap be closed.”

20 percent counts in Dallas, TX


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Kesli Shepherd Circle Leader, CBRE Dallas Women

Circle Leader, CBRE Dallas Women

“I support equal pay because I believe one's pay should be based off of the value they bring to their company and not their gender.“

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20 percent counts in Dayton, OH


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Julene Allen Chapter Leader, Lean In Women of Color Chapter

Chapter Leader, Lean In Women of Color Chapter

“I support equal pay because no human being should be paid less because of their of gender or race.”

20 percent counts in Denver, CO


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Julie Holunga Circle Leader, Rocky Mountain Women

Circle Leader, Rocky Mountain Women

“The women in my Lean In Circle work hard and crush it on a daily basis. Shouldn't they get paid for the results they achieve rather than their gender? I support equal pay for the women in my circle, but I especially support equal pay for my daughter and son.”

20 percent counts in Des Moines, IA


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Garrett Christeson Circle Leader, Des Moines Professionals

Circle Leader, Des Moines Professionals

“I lean in for all of the women in my life, especially my wife and daughter. I am proud to support equal pay because the gender pay gap affects everyone, and acknowledging it is an important first step towards equality.”

Businesses that participated:

20 percent counts in Essex County, NJ


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Elisa Charters Circle Leader, Latina Surge

Circle Leader, Latina Surge

“I support closing the gender pay gap because there is no reason not to. Today, we empower women and men to reach for equality and help change the future for new generations. Equal pay is the only way.”

20 percent counts in Houston, TX


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Tishra Murray Chapter Leader, Houston Leaders

Chapter Leader, Houston Leaders

“It has been over 50 years since the Equal Pay Act was passed, and yet women today still face a wage gap. It’s time to end wage discrimination.”

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20 percent counts in Lansing, MI


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Laurie Morse-dell Chapter Leader, Lean In Michigan

Chapter Leader, Lean In Michigan

“I support equal pay because there is simply no excuse not to. It's time to level the playing field and end compensation discrimination.”

20 percent counts in Los Angeles, CA


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Lorena Pena Chapter Leader, Lean In Los Angeles

Chapter Leader, Lean In Los Angeles

“Gender has never been the driving force behind my work ethic and my work accomplishments. Why should gender be a factor in my salary?”

20 percent counts in Miami, FL


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Nicole Matos Circle Leader, Latina Surge

Circle Leader, Latina Surge

“By supporting equal pay we are helping women of all races and ethnicities be more successful in life. Closing the existing pay gap will empower women with the financial security they need for themselves and their families. Achieving this goal will bring equality and a positive long lasting impact on our society and economy.”

20 percent counts in Mountain View, CA


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Anna Dapelo-garcia Chapter Leader, Lean In Latinas

Chapter Leader, Lean In Latinas

“Closing the gender pay gap is important because women contribute to families, businesses, and the economy substantially and should be compensated for doing so. I look forward to when Equal Pay Day is a thing of the past!”

20 percent counts in New York City, NY


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Kirsten Schnackenberg Chapter Leader, Lean In NYC

Chapter Leader, Lean In NYC

“The amazing, hardworking women in my Lean In Circle inspire me to advocate for equal pay. These women go out and do incredible things in the workplace everyday, and I am fired up to raise awareness that they - and every woman - should be paid as much as their male counterparts.”

20 percent counts in Orange County, CA


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Patricia Sugianto Chapter Leader, Lean In OC

Chapter Leader, Lean In OC

“Equal pay matters because every person, regardless of gender, deserves equal worth.”

20 percent counts in Orlando, FL


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Ashley Godfrey Circle Leader, Wonder Women Orlando Florida

Circle Leader, Wonder Women Orlando Florida

“I support equal pay because I believe everyone deserves to be paid fairly for the contributions they make.”

20 percent counts in Phoenix, AZ


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Mj Patent Circle Leader, Phoenix Women in Technology

Circle Leader, Phoenix Women in Technology

“I am an advocate for equal pay. It's time to make a change and show the world that women are worth every cent.”

20 percent counts in Portland, OR


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Angela Liu Circle Leader, Equality Enforcers

Circle Leader, Equality Enforcers

“My mother was an immigrant who worked tirelessly at two jobs to support me and my brother. I support equal pay for her and the millions of other women across the nation who deserve fair compensation.”

20 percent counts in Richmond, VA


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Sharon Williamson Circle Leader, Lean In RVA

Circle Leader, Lean In RVA

“I support equal pay in every way possible. This is a form of discrimination that is still out there and it's completely unacceptable. Our daughters need to receive 100% of their pay.”

20 percent counts in Sacramento, CA


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Allison Eklund Circle Leader, Inspire Midtown

Circle Leader, Inspire Midtown

“I'm not expected to work 20% less than my male counterparts, so why would I expect to be paid 20% less?”

20 percent counts in San Diego, CA


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Jackie Kalter Circle Leader, SoCal Tech Women Executives

Circle Leader, SoCal Tech Women Executives

“Women with similar qualifications and work accomplishments as their male counterparts shouldn't have to spend more time demonstrating and substantiating their capabilities to earn the same pay.”

20 percent counts in San Francisco, CA


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Lauren Vang Chapter Leader, Women of the 415

Chapter Leader, Women of the 415

“Equal pay leads to equal opportunity. If we want to see more women in leadership, we need to encourage senior leaders to take action.”

20 percent counts in Seattle, WA


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Emily Lynne Clare Sheridan Chapter Leader, Lean In Seattle

Chapter Leader, Lean In Seattle

“Equipping and empowering women to achieve equal pay sends a ripple effect of positive change into our world.”

20 percent counts in St Louis, MO


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Eva Tucker Chapter Leader, Lean In STL

Chapter Leader, Lean In STL

“I fight for equal pay to shine a light on the economic inequalities across gender and race.”

20 percent counts in Washington, DC


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Hilary Badger Chapter Leader, Lean In DC

Chapter Leader, Lean In DC

“I support equal pay because I believe that a woman's work should be valued the same as a man's work.”

Our 2017 Partners

Our flagship partners offered national discounts and special offers to further publicize the unfairness of the gender pay gap.

In partnership with Funny or Die and Hulu, we produced a video showing the impact of the pay gap on women's everyday lives. So far, it's been viewed more than 5 million times.

Many companies also showed their support for equal pay by promoting the campaign.

Endnotes

  • 1 National Partnership for Women & Families, America’s Women and the Wage Gap, (April 2017). http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/workplace-fairness/fair-pay/americas-women-and-the-wage-gap.pdf
  • 2 National Women’s Law Center & Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, “Equal Pay for Latinas,” (October 2016). http://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Latina-Equal-Pay-2016-English-Final-2.pdf
  • 3 Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “The Impact of Equal Pay on Poverty and the Economy,” IWPR #C455, (April 2017). https://iwpr.org/publications/impact-equal-pay-poverty-economy/
  • 4 National Partnership for Women & Families, Black Women and the Wage Gap, (March 2017). http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/workplace-fairness/fair-pay/african-american-women-wage-gap.pdf
  • 5 Institute for Women’s Policy Research, “The Impact of Equal Pay on Poverty and the Economy,” IWPR #C455, (April 2017). https://iwpr.org/publications/impact-equal-pay-poverty-economy/

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