Monday, July 12, 2021
PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA RANGEL
A regional survey of Latinas in San Diego County’s workforce revealed the discrimination Latinas face in San Diego workplaces.
“San Diego employers need to improve their workplace environment, workplace policies and employee organizational support,” she said.
Sixty-two women from educational and nonprofit careers were surveyed.
Here are some key findings:
— Nearly one-third of respondents say their voices are less likely to be heard due to pandemic work style adjustments.
— More than one-third of respondents said discrimination impacts their creativity at work and loyalty to organization.
— Two-thirds of respondents said they were unsuccessful when requesting a raise or promotion.
District 1 San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas said it’s in the best interest of employers to elevate the status of Latinas, as they make up one-third of all employed women in the county.
“As a Latina I have experienced firsthand some of the barriers we can face. The biggest challenges are the systemic and culture barriers that impede progress and career advancement,” Vargas said.