Letter From the Editor: How We Plan to Give Back to Latinas in the Workforce Who Lost Jobs During COVID

Did you know that Latinas left the workforce at a higher rate than any other demographic in the U.S. during the pandemic?


That’s not all. Latinas also had some of the highest unemployment rates, according to a report by UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.


As a Latina in the workforce, I was also furloughed during the beginning of the pandemic, which actually inspired me to take matters into my own hands and to launch my own company––Mexico In My Pocket LLC. 


Hearing these statistics and the fact that it affects so many in our demographic nationwide pains me. 


To a certain extent, I feel some level of responsibility to take action, research, and learn more about what we can do to help Latinas in the workforce.


It’s devastating to think that before the pandemic, Latinas were actually projected to increase their numbers in the workforce by nearly 26%—a higher rate than any other group, according to the same report by UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative.


But now, we’re really struggling to find jobs that can cater to our needs during a devastating and unprecedented time in our world.So while our team at Mexico In My Pocket LLC can’t fix the entire issue on our own, we are still committed to doing our part.


Which is why we’ve chosen to donate 10% of the profits from our Mariachi Mujeres’ pre-sale to Latinas in Tech––a non-profit organization which aims to empower Latinas to become innovators and leaders, while also providing resources and opportunities to help them thrive.

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We are choosing to donate to this organization because they help a wide range of professions––from engineers, cybersecurity experts, data scientists, business development leaders, public relations professionals, sales professionals, journalists, bloggers, entrepreneurs, investors, marketing professionals, and more.

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The pre-sale will start January 6th and end January 13th. Any sales made from the Mariachi Mujeres’ collection, including T-shirts, stickers, journals and greeting cards will contribute to our donation.

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Representation matters to us at Mexico In My Pocket LLC and we plan on continuing to learn, grow, and evolve as a company to help empower fellow members in our community.


If you have any other ideas for how we can continue to do this, please feel free to email us directly at hola@mexicoinmypocket.com.


Mil gracias for your consideration in helping us with this issue. We hope we can contribute a significant donation with your help!


Luisa & the Mexico In My Pocket Team.





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About the Author

LUISA NAVARRO

Mexican-American journalist, former national news producer, and graduate of Boston College and Columbia University School of Journalism. Her mission is to shed more light on the beauty and traditions of Mexican culture. This website is dedicated to her grandmothers, Tita Susana and Tita Lupita, who taught her to be proud of her heritage and to always remember where her ancestors came from.

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