Published by San Jose Spotlight
Latinas in Silicon Valley get paid 33 cents for every dollar a white man earns—and local leaders say that needs to change.
Dozens of people gathered Thursday morning in Santa Clara for a joint rally in honor of Latina Equal Pay Day, hosted by the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy and Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley. Attendees wore shades of olive and forest green to represent the fight for fair pay, holding posters with phrases like “Equal pay for equal work.”
Alexis Roman, a senior programs manager with the Young Women’s Freedom Center, attended the rally with her coworkers. She said she’s still learning to advocate for herself as a younger Latina in the workforce.