According to Catalyst, a global nonprofit think-tank working to expand opportunities for women and create a more inclusive workplace, Latinas are hitting the mark in labor participation and buying power but are still lagging behind in education attainments and corporate governance participation.
- In 2012:
- Number of Latinas in the labor force: 10,400,0001
- Percentage of labor force: 6.7%2
- Percentage of Latinas who participated in the labor force: 55.7%3
- Number of Latinas employed in management, professional, and related occupations: 2,420,000 (4.4% of all people employed in management, professional, and related occupations)4
- Projections for 2022:
- Women of color held 3.2% of board seats in the Fortune 500 in 2013, going down from 3.3% in 2012. Women of color held 3.0% of board seats in both 2010 and 2011 and 3.1% in 2009.10
- Latinas were 4.4% of all women board directors in 2013. In both 2011 and 2012 Latinas were only 4.9% of all women board directors.11
|Bachelor’s degrees in 2010-201112||93,321 (5.4% of those receiving BA’s)||60,742 (3.5% of those receiving BA’s)|
|Master’s degrees in 2010-201113||29,574 (4.0% of those receiving MA’s)||17,213 (2.4% of those receiving MA’s)|
|Doctor’s degrees in 2010-201114||4,665 (2.8% of those receiving PhD’s)||3,985 (2.4 % of those receiving PhD’s)|
- Among full-time wage and salary workers in 2012, Latinas’ median weekly earnings were $541, the lowest of all race/ethnic/gender groups. Latino men earned an average of $594 per week.15
- Latinas/Latinos’ buying power has increased from $210.0 billion in 1990 to $1.0 trillion in 2010 and is projected to climb to $1.7 trillion in 2017.16
Note: Latinas and/or Hispanics may be of any race.