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Council for Latino Workplace Equity

 

 

 

 

Latino Leadership Conference

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Latinas In Leadership Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

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Latino Diversity in the United States

The Council for Latino Workplace Equity (CLWE) serves as a trusted resource and platform to foster workplace equity for Latino talent. The time is now to re-examine and remove barriers that impede Latino’ achievements in the workplace. We are committed to events and programs that foster Latinx workplace equity and highlight the pertinent opportunities and challenges that impact our community.

The Latino/Hispanic population in the United States continues to grow in influence. As leaders who are devoted to change within the Hispanic/Latino community, we recognize that we are at a tipping point. Numbers from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau showed that 18.7% of the US population is Latinx - including people who identify as Hispanic, Latino and Latina. This number is projected to almost double to 111.2 million or 27.5% of the total population in 2060 according to a 2017 estimate.

The initiatives by the Council of Latino Workplace Equity seek to support the growth that is observed within our community. Through the shared effort of all our leaders and partners, we aim to not only trailblaze the research about Latino workplace equity but also to foster change through our educational segments and programming that highlight equitable best practices.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2020 and 2017 National Population Projection

The Latino/Hispanic population in the United States continues to grow in influence. As leaders who are devoted to change within the Hispanic/Latino community, we recognize that we are at a tipping point. Numbers from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau showed that 18.7% of the US population is Latinx - including people who identify as Hispanic, Latino and Latina. This number is projected to almost double to 111.2 million or 27.5% of the total population in 2060 according to a 2017 estimate.

The initiatives by the Council of Latino Workplace Equity seek to support the growth that is observed within our community. Through the shared effort of all our leaders and partners, we aim to not only trailblaze the research about Latino workplace equity but also to foster change through our educational segments and programming that highlight equitable best practices.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2020 and 2017 National Population Projection

Significant milestones have also been underway for the educational attainment and labor force contributions of Latinos and Hispanics in the United States. Within the total Latinx population, 17.6% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and about 8.8% have received a graduate or professional degree. Other data has demonstrated that while the number of Hispanic workers in the U.S. labor force was reported to be 29 million in 2020, only 10.7% of workers are represented in management positions.

Though these numbers demonstrate the important footprint that Latinos have in the labor force, they point to an overrepresentation in service occupations. We know at the CLWE that equitable representation is required at senior levels within organizations in order to set forth organizational and corporate decisions without the sole lenses of racial privilege. Our leaders’ commitment to the growth and upward mobility of our Latinx community continues now!

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2019; Department of Labor 2021; Unrealized Impact: The Case of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2019)

Are you ready to lead transformation to our community? Partner with us by attending our events, speaking at our conferences, nominating award recipients, volunteering, and/or joining our Board of Directors. Click the button below to fill out the form and join us to continue empowering and transforming our Latino community!

“If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on earth.”

Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican professional Baseball right fielder

“We deserve it. That’s how I feel.”

Milt Palacio, Belizean-American basketball coach

“People say dreams aren’t a thing that happen, and I’m a believer that they do.”

Daniel Zovatto, Costa Rican film actor

“I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.”

Alicia Nash, Salvadoran-American physicist, quoted from A Beautiful Mind (2001)

“After I had been singing, the women told me they had never seen an indigenous woman do that before. It’s about breaking down those barriers and showing all those people that try to belittle us or dominate us that they are wrong, and we are able to achieve these things.”

Sara Curruchich, Guatemalan singer

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