Latina Equal Pay Day 2019

Today is #LatinaEqualpayDay & we’re joined by an inspiring tribe of #Latinas to discuss the Gender Pay Gap, it’s social impact, what they face daily in the workplace and what they’re doing to get their fair share.

Left to right: Wilka Toppins, Michelle Ferrel, Andrea Philaskari & Ivette Mayo

Some of the takeaways from today’s panel #LatinaEqualPayDay

Video 1  |  Video 2 | Watch the whole event here

#LatinaEqualpayDay #DemandMore #PaycheckFairness #LatinxEqualPay

At POWER On Heels Fund, Inc., it is #LatinaEqualPayDay every day!👠👠

It is where we desire to have real social impact. Minimizing the #GenderPayGap & #Inequity they face daily in the marketplace…one #LATINA at a time.

More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latina’s typically earn only 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men and must work nearly 23 months to earn what white men earn in 12 months. In Texas, the rate is 44 cents.

What was our mission today?
👠 Build awareness
👠 Share DATA
👠 Provide Tools & Solutions
👠 To #change the future


Our 1st Annual Power On Heels Conference & Scholarship Awards Luncheon brought together strong, powerful female professionals, students and community leaders across Houston.

We’re honored to announce our 2019 Power On Heels scholarship recipients:
👠Angela Gala Gonzalez
👠Angela Ybarra
👠Cecilia Chavez
👠Dalia Sherif
👠Diana Rodarte Alvarez
👠Elba Santana
👠Keyli Ortega
👠Selena Garcia Palacios
👠Silvina Lopez
👠Sonia Sanchez
👠Yolanda Aguirre

We’re also proud to recognize the 2019 Power On Heels Awards recipients:
Mayte Sera Weitzman | Paula Mendoza | Arcy Muñoz | Cyndy Garza | Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia | Dr. Juan Sanchez Muñoz
Dr. Bonnie Lucero | DJ Reader | David Solis
The 2019 Yolanda Black Navarro Leadership Legacy Award recipient, Sofia Androgué

The luncheon wrapped up with a special recognition of the sponsors and supporters of the event. A special thanks to everyone in attendance and the support we received to make all of this a reality.

Latinas in Tech

POWER On Heels Fund, INC is honored to partner with Houston this September to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sponsored by University of Houston Downtown – Center for Latino Studies

Location: University of Houston – Downtown
             Auditorium Room A350 (3rd Floor in the Admin Building)
             One North Main Street
             Houston, Texas 77002

Tickets are available on Eventbrite
             -Power Pass @ $10 each
             -Student POWER Pass– FREE Valid Student ID Required at the Door

Exclusive Book Signing
Immediately following the presentation by Minda Harts there will be a book signing.
***Guests are encouraged to pre-order a copy of the book ahead of time.***

Pre-order your copy of “The Memo” –  Preparing Women of Color for  Their Seat at the Table

Latina POWER Purse

When was the last time that you invested in your personal development?

We invite you to do so, on February 23rd at our Latina POWER Purse kickoff program. Not only you will walk alway with practical actions, but also with a network of like-minded powerful Latinas that will be with you along the way.


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