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 2019-2020 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 two-day skill and leadership building training in Washington, DC. On November 19, 2019, Fellows will be part of a boot-camp style training with information to help them prepare to return to their communities 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.
The skill and leadership building session will be followed by the National Latina Equal Pay Day Summit on November 20, 2019. Fellows will hear from experts about some of the solutions that are required to close the Latina gender wage gap and will have the chance to participate in voter and civic engagement efforts.
Keep in mind that the last day to apply is August 31, 2019. The selected 2019-2020 Trabajadoras Fellows will be contacted directly through email no later than September 27, 2019.
The application for the 2019-2020 Trabajadoras Fellowship is closed.
Applications for the 2020-2021 Trabajadoras Fellowship will open June 1, 2020.
For further information, contact Valery Valdez at
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 in Washington, DC, along with a stipend to hold at least one educational training in their community upon their return to their hometowns.
Public recognition at the Latina Equal Pay Day Summit taking place on November 20, 2019.
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.
Attend the training in Washington, DC on November 19-20, 2019
Promote gender equity as a champion of LCLAA's Trabajadoras initiative
Participate in the Latina Equal Pay Day campaign, including sharing material, social media, and other information provided by LCLAA National
Participate in informational webinars and other training opportunities hosted by LCLAA National
Plan and host at least one gender equity event in their community
Collaborate with LCLAA's chapter in their area to promote LCLAA's gender equity priorities
Engage in civic participation efforts in their community
Must be a LCLAA member at the time of application. Click here to become a member today!
The Fellowship will last one year, from November 19, 2019 through November 18, 2020.
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).