Hello and welcome to the February newsletter. Last month was a great start to the year and we continue to make huge strides towards finalizing our plans for 2018. Our members joined us on January 26 for our first volunteer event in collaboration with the Citizens School. In addition, we collaborated with the Hispanic National Bar Association, Massachusetts Association for Hispanic Attorneys and the Latina Circle to Celebrate Latinas in Leadership. We honored three amazing women, Sonia Chang Diaz, Roxanne Martinez and Carmen Ortiz. We celebrated our mentors during January and want to give a shout out to all our mentors who have served on our Coaching and Mentoring Program throughout the years. This year, we bring you an updated program with rich content and amazing speakers. Read below and become a Mentor or Mentee today.
We look forward to elevating our Latino men and women in all sectors of our global economy. Join ALPFA today and be part of the change. We are embarking on a big collaboration where together with our other Latino and Friends’ organizations, will honor our Latino men and women in middle management. As we continue to work towards reducing the gap in all industries and levels, it is critical that we keep abreast of what’s going on right here in our own back yard. My goal is to help raise awareness of the amazing Latinos amongst us, who work tirelessly every day. Who are they, what are they doing, how did they achieve their successes? ALPFA Boston will honor all these amazing folks during our Latino Conference during Hispanic Heritage Month in 2018. We are committed to fulfilling our mission by promoting leadership development, helping professionals and our future generation reach their full potential. More information on nominations will come out soon!
On January 31, the Boston Women’s Workforce Council release a report: Minority Women in Boston Earn Nearly Half on The Dollar What White Men Earn. The report's findings are based on 2017 wage data for 166,705 employees at 114 companies. That's about 16 percent of the Greater Boston workforce. The data was anonymized and came from companies that have signed the city's 100% Talent Compact to address pay inequity. Since 2015, Boston has been offering free salary negotiation workshops to women, an effort Massachusetts officials recently announced they will be replicating statewide. In 2016, state lawmakers passed a pay equity law. ALPFA Boston will be a conduit of educational opportunities like this to empower the professional development of our Latino community.
We are always looking for volunteers, if you’re interested in being part of this great organization and having an impact on the Latino community in Boston, join us. I can be reached at Enna.Jimenez@boston.alpfa.org. Visit our Boston chapter home page for regular updates: www.alpfa.org/group/boston
President, ALPFA Boston Chapter