字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 well, so when I was researching, you're starting to prep for this talk. I did a lot of research, and I came across a lot of stats. I have a hate love relationship with stats. I hate the stats, that air not in my favor or that of my favorite sports team, those that suck. But I love the stats. They're like people that read Harry Potter are nicer and I guess that's me. People that are from California are happier. Yes, that's me, this that I love, depending on the stats that air runs I hate. But I become thankful for I'll give you an example. I'll give you the example. A lot of women, I'm sure all of us we know this, that we hate this, that we've grown at this, that it's the gender pay gaps that basically the one that says a woman will make less than a man at the same gig. Then will you delve into the set a little bit more by ethnicity. My Latinos in the house where my Latinos, I love our efforts, but we also I'm this office that was a total perv. We're right at the bottom. It's thanks to be Latino with this that compared to write non Hispanic male for every dollar they make. We will make even less than an Asian American woman, even less than an African American woman than a white, non Hispanic woman than a Nate, a Native American woman. Uh, we're right there at the bottom. We make 53 cents for every white man's dollar. Like Attila, that means yuck. Uh, if that's that wasn't enough. There's this other one that I read. I'm sorry that I'm gonna share this if you don't know it already. But according to the Institute of Women's Policy Research, Latinas will finally get equal wages. Finally, in the year 20 2 24 you That's like when I'm a foster. When my daughters daughters a fossil, that's that. Concur, maybe. And wait. I want to tell you what that's about to me, but I do. Before I move on, I want to talk a little bit about myself. I'm a hip hop head. I love hip hop like it's it's unexplainable. I look at rappers like other people. Look at philosophers. Rappers have taught me more than some teachers have taught me and take that how you will, uh, one of my favorite rappers. His name is most def. Oh yes, in Bain. He has this song called Twilight Speed Draw, and in this song he wraps 10% condition, 90% response. Survival, mathematics, the number man song and want to who? That wasn't hold on 10% condition. 90% response. It's basically 10% what happens to you in 90% what you do. But it's different when your favorite rapper says it. It became my motto. And as I have learned, as I've experienced more things in life, I've found that if that survival mathematics, some of the best and greatest mathematicians in that field, our Latinas and I'll tell you why, let's go back to that double stat, the gender pay gap stat that often gets argued. It's like it's just a step. That is what I do with the stats against my sports team. It's just the style. It's not really just a number. Okay, whatever. But until your life, live it, you don't know that it's real and I have real life lived it. So I want to give you my context with this, that for the past decade. In some change I studied. I pursued, and I excelled in L. A hip hop radio. When I started 2008 I was a teen mom, another subset of women that don't get too much recognition but get a lot of negative stigma and bad conditions. Bad stats. Perceptions of us are not the greatest, but 10% condition. 90% response is what you do with that condition. It's the fact that I did not allow that condition to be who I waas, but a catapult or motivation. My child's birth certificate was not a death certificate to my dream, and I had wanted to be in radio since I was eight. So you're not gonna stop me just because I have a child? He's in a ride with me and I became like I said, a very prominent figure in L. A radio. I went from interning toe board, upping too overnight holds two weekend host toe morning show cohorts to red carpet interviewer to touring the world with my favorite rap artist, Jaco. And I did all of that while also being my own producer and editor and getting these bunch of caps on my head right. Besides that in radio, and I feel like in every field where your personality and you are, you have an audience or a clientele. What matters is how attached and how bonded you are to your audience. I was really good at that. What the L. A audience in the social media age of like instagram followers matter and Twitter followers matter. I was killing it there, too. I had a lot more followers and even some radio stations that I worked at. And not only did I have followers were true, by the way not, but I also had a great engagement. So analytics engagement, skill said, Tick, tick, tick. I knocked it all up. Now there came a time, Yeah, recently where I got called on to be on a radio station in Los Angeles, and the pay was more than I had ever received in my career. It wasn't me. Out was hype until, and maybe this is why we don't do this until they shared what I got paid with my male co hosts. Then I saw how laughable what I was getting. He was making double what I was making doing the same amount of work. He's a great honor personality, too. And so then I saw it firsthand like, Oh, man, this is the stat in real time and maybe how to be like, Okay, I took I should have negotiated more. Done me like I haven't had my brass Tell me lengthy. You are severely underpaid. What? Even you. Okay, I'm gonna just take it on the chin. When it comes time to re negotiate my contract, I'm gonna ask for more. My boss is telling me I deserve more. My co host is telling me like Look, I'm getting paid double what? You were doing the same job. I even had a weekend. I was full time. Ah, part time weekender dude was like, I can't pay more than you. And I'm not even on half the time. You're So I'm hearing this contract with more time. I'm going in and I'm getting my race and my boss when we're negotiating. So you know what? Let the You should just be happy to be here. I'm going to keep you at the same rate because you haven't done this right or you didn't bet they'll find a reason why you deserve the rate. Even though I've told you this whole time, you just there's so much more And then it makes you almost feel bad. Like for asking How dare you feel entitled to your worth, right? Okay, So 10% condition, 90% response. What was my response gonna be? Was I going to stay at my dream job but feel less than half valued as my co host? I'll get the argument that if that's your dream, why do you care about payment? But it's not the pain. It is the principle that hurts. It hurts all of us. But it's the payment that we'll be. Why were written off. Why were like, in our arguments invalid? However, when we stay in these situations, it's kind of like a toxic relationship. It does more bad to make those good because you start looking at yourself different. You start treating others different. You become difficult to work with the find a reason why you don't deserve that position anymore. And I just could not do that. Something about my stubborn Mexican side. That's just like know what I have put up with this. Okay, so my response was I left. I left for a gig that paid me double and 1/2. What I was getting paid there before I moved on to do this independently. Currently. Ah, my own podcast, My own Murch line. I'm setting up a new syndicated radio show so that the next time I go into radio it's not as an employee, it's as a partner. 10% condition, 90% response. Survival. Mathematics. What? I also learned what I was doing. Research for this Ted talk and this is one. Instead, I love is that I'm not alone in this is that Latinos are facing this type of ah condition, and their response is the same is mine. According to a Stanford graduate business study, Latina owned firms Groom from 2007 to 2015 by 87% eclipsing even that of any other women owned firm. And these firms often are individual Athena's self employed or running family businesses. What that's that showed me wasn't just that I was not alone, wasn't just that we're all doing this together. But what the shops that showed me is that another woman who may be in that same crossroads of should I stay and feel bad inside and feel unworthy insider. Should I leave and fuel coal? It showed me they can. It showed me you should. It showed me. If you feel it, please take that step. Take that step because we're J. Cole has a line and he says It's really simple. What's the cost to live your dream? Do you feel me? I feel you because you know, we hear the blood, sweat and tears. We know that we're supposed to sacrifice time, sacrifice money, sacrifice gas in l. A. But no one ever told us about sacrificing integrity, sacrificing morality, sacrificing principle. And it's that that is too pricey when we are in these situations. And so for that, I ask, and I encourage anyone, not just letting knows what anyone to choose yourself and choose your wholeness. But you don't know that. I do want to shift, too. Our upcoming presidential election year 2020 and another stat that I'm like, Oh yes, Okay, so in 2020 Latinos will be the largest minority group eligible to vote and off those Hispanics, the Hispanic electorate is going going to be led. Bye, Latinas. It's going to be us who will show up more as history will repeat itself. In 2016 we showed up 35% versus the Latino men at 30%. And with our group being so targeted, it is such an important time for us to show up. The LEM under had a report recently, and they said, the most powerful person in America is there a Latina consumer? The Latina businesswoman and the Latino of owner Latinas are unstoppable when they know their value. The problem is, a lot of us aren't told our value. That's what my Ted talk is about. My Ted talk. If anything, if I hope it serves for anything, it's lets you know you're valuable. Your value will be on the pay gap. You're valuable beyond political attacks. You are so valuable. And you, my fellow Latina survival mathematicians. You I we are the future uncle is gonna stay or No, thank you.