Issues · Work Life Balance

Know Your Worth: Combating the Wage Gap

This piece was originally run on ShopLatinx, but they’re currently under construction, so I thought I’d share it here to raise awareness for Equal Pay Day.  ————————————————————————————————————————— 54 cents. That is how much Latinas earn to the White man’s dollar. Often it is recited that women earn 77 cents, but that is the figure attributed to… Continue reading Know Your Worth: Combating the Wage Gap

Issues · Legal Practice

Latinas at Work: Working Hard for Half the Recognition

There was a recent a study conducted on Latinas in the corporate world.  The study found that Latinas are more likely to feel like they have to work harder than colleagues to be taken seriously. There is a fear of being seen as “too Latina” and a great effort to downplay our otherness at work.… Continue reading Latinas at Work: Working Hard for Half the Recognition

Legal Practice

Beyond Identity: The Economic Importance of Knowing Spanish

Do you speak Spanish? I know there’s such an (unfair) assumption about our community’s language abilities and assume we should all have this skill. I happen to be fluent—actually Spanish is my first language, but I’ve never understood the backlash and weird arrogance some people display when they hear that other Latinas don’t know Spanish.… Continue reading Beyond Identity: The Economic Importance of Knowing Spanish

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Balancing Act: Dealing with the Guilt & Frustration Attached to your Finances

I was running out of data on my phone early this month and had to resort to reading during my commute. Usually I have a book, but this past week I decided to read my “guilty pleasure” magazines and I’m so glad I did! I’m a long-time subscriber to Glamour and was so impressed by… Continue reading Balancing Act: Dealing with the Guilt & Frustration Attached to your Finances