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Latinas are one of the fastest growing minorities and most powerful groups in the United States. They are leading in business, government, politics, and in many other areas. Despite this, Latinas continue to face challenges in reaching their full potential. In addition, they experience the largest gender wage gap out of any group of working women in the United States, earning just 54 cents to the dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic male workers. 


The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and its allies recognize the strength, vision, and potential that Latinas possess. It is detrimental that we work towards changing the inequality that Latinas face and start acknowledging the many talents and contributions of Latina working women. 


Creating awareness about the problems that this group faces and building coalitions is part of the strategy aimed at achieving this goal. We are working towards engaging communities across the country, coordinating with unions, women’s rights advocates, Latino civil rights groups, and high road employers, to raise awareness about these problems, promote solutions, and create change.

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) designed its Trabajadoras Fellowship to empower Latina workers by providing them with the information they need to improve their working conditions and organizing Latina workers to advance their priorities.

Individuals will be selected to serve as the 2021-2022 Trabajadoras Fellows through LCLAA's Trabajadoras Campaign. Fellows will receive trainings, updates, and resources from LCLAA to promote gender equity for all Trabajadoras. Participants will be connected to engage with LCLAA Chapters in their state and other allies to ensure that the work to promote Latina leadership and equity is a priority across the country.

As part of this one-year program, Fellows will be invited to attend a one-day skill and leadership building training and will be part of a boot-camp style training with information to help them to promote gender equity, engage in coalition building, participate, and coordinate civic engagement efforts, and raise awareness about Latina worker priorities, including closing the gender wage gap in their communities.

Our 2021-2022 Fellowship application is now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact Karla Pineda, LCLAA's Deputy Director at

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  • LCLAA's Trabajadoras Fellows will receive specialized training from experts in the field on financial literacy, effective communication, advocacy, negotiations, and working with allies, among other topics.

  • Travel assistance to attend the two-day training. Due to COVID-19, this year's Latina Equal Pay Day, and other in-person events, will be subject to CDC safety guidelines, and therefore remote events might replace in-person ones.

  • Public recognition at the Latina Equal Pay Day Summit

  • Fellows will be part of the Fellowship cohort. They will receive updates, information, and support from LCLAA National staff to promote gender equity for Trabajadoras.

  • Participants will be connected with LCLAA chapters around the U.S. and other allies to ensure that the work to promote Latina leadership and equity is ensured throughout the country.  


The Fellowship will last one year, from November 2021 to November 2022.


All information, training materials, outreach strategies, and other information that are prepared by LCLAA staff or consultants and are provided as part of this Fellowship, are the property of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).


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