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Mujeres Advancing Pay and Gender Equity

December 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Mujeres Advancing Pay and Gender Equity

U.S. Department of Education Auditorium

Thursday, December 8

3-4:30pm ET

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December 8 marks Latina Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the year Latinas must work to earn what their white male counterparts earned last year. Understanding that closing gender and racial wage gaps is critical for cultivating an equitable economy and unleashing women’s economic power, the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics invites you to join us for this event featuring inspiring women in the Biden-Harris Administration who’ll share how they and their federal colleagues are working to close the pay gap and advance economic security for Latinas, women and traditionally marginalized communities.

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to advancing pay equity, closing gender and racial wage gaps and advancing economic security for all – including Latinas who have historically faced the widest pay gap. In 2021, Latinas were paid 54 cents to the dollar paid to white men.

Join us in this event to:

  • Learn more about how the White House and federal agencies are driving a strategic, whole-of-government approach to advancing gender equality and gender equity, including pay equity.
  • Gain insights into work that’s underway related to advancing pay equity for the Federal workforce, job applicants and employees of Federal contractors. As the nation’s largest employer, these practices can help support pay equity efforts in other workplaces.
  • Hear panelists’ personal lessons learned along their career journeys for advocating for their pay and benefits
  • Get inspired and network with other Latinas and allies as we work collectively to build a more equitable economy, address systemic barriers that have hampered women from fully thriving in the workforce and spark more wealth-building in our communities.


  • U.S. Department of Education Auditorium, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202
  • Enter through the public entrance on C Street SW, between 4th and 6th Streets SW.
  • Upon enter, guests must clear security then provide a government issued ID to the front desk.


  • 2:30 p.m. – Registration and Networking
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m. – Remarks & Panel featuring Mujeres (Women) in the Biden-Harris Administration


  • Melody Gonzales, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics
  • Khalilah Harris, Chief of Staff, U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Bibi Hidalgo, Associate Administrator for Government Contracting & Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Maribel Duran, Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Suzanne Goldberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach, Office for Civil Rights and Senior Designee to the White House Gender Policy Council, U.S. Department of Education
  • Janis Bowdler, Counselor to the Secretary for Racial Equity, U.S. Department for the Treasury
  • Gina Rodriguez, Midwest Regional Administrator, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor



December 8, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm