At 5:00PM EDT
Defining HERstory:
Equal Pay for Women
& Dissolving the Wage Gap

¡Cafecito y Dinero! Webinar

Defining HERstory: Equal Pay for Women & Dissolving the Wage Gap
Wednesday, October 28th from 5:00PM EDT to 6:15PM EDT

On October 28th, LSR and AARP will partner to host a conversation on Equal Pay for Women & the Wage Gap to promote awareness of Latina Equal Pay Day.


Today, women are working longer hours and pursuing higher education at higher rates than any time in history. Despite this progress, significant wage gaps between men and women persist — particularly for women of color. We’ll take a deep dive into this conversation to talk about the causes of the gender wage gap and the steps we can take to advocate for equitable pay for all women. 


Our conversation will begin with a discussion on the causes and response to the gender wage gap. Followed by an intimate salary negotiation training and learning about AARP Saving & Planning tools to pay off debt or invest in a long-term savings plan.


3:00 PM     Welcome Remarks
3:05 PM     Equal Pay for Women & Dissolving the Wage Gap with Nancy LeaMond
3:20 PM     Salary Negotiation Training
3:50 PM     AARP Savings & Planning Tools
3:55 PM     Closing Remarks



  • Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer 
  • Representative, AAUW



  • Veronica Segovia Bedon, Senior Advisor, AARP Multicultural
  • Monica Sibri, Director of Programs & Outreach, Latinos for a Secure Retirement

For any questions please email Monica at

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Meet The Speakers

Portrait of Veronica Segovia 

Board of Governors portraits in Riggs Alumni Center.

Veronica Segovia Bedon, Senior Advisor, AARP Multicultural

Verónica Segovia Bedón, Senior Advisor, works to impact lives across the areas that matter most to Latinos and their families: Health, Wealth, and Fun/Fulfillment, or as her team says, “Salud, Dinero y Amor.” In her role, she applies more than a decade of experience in strategic digital, social media and mobile communications to reach consumers on AARP’s issues of health security and financial resilience across key channels. Veronica joined AARP Studios in 2014 before moving to MCL in 2016. Prior to AARP, she worked in Social Media roles at MXM, Vocus, and Edelman. She speaks Spanish and holds a B.A. in Communications: Public Relations from the University of Maryland, College Park. She’s also a volunteer leader on the Board of Governors for UMD’s Alumni Association representing the College of Arts and Humanities.


Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer

As AARP's chief advocacy and engagement officer, Nancy LeaMond has responsibility for driving the organization’s social mission on behalf of Americans 50-plus and their families. She leads government affairs and legislative campaigns for AARP, widely seen as one of the most powerful advocacy organizations. She also manages public education, volunteerism, multicultural outreach and engagement, and she directs major AARP initiatives that include supporting family caregivers through advocacy, education and innovative programs, and expanding AARP’s local footprint in communities across the country. She leads a team of 650 staff members and more than 17,000 volunteers across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Abigail Zapote, Executive Director, Latinos for a Secure Retirement

Abigail is the Executive Director for Latinos for a Secure Retirement where she leads a coalition of national Latino organizations to advocate for Social Security, Medicare, increased pension access and greater financial literacy for Latinos of all ages. Abigail has a life-long passion for social justice which emerged through her experiences as a Dreamer and the 22 year process of gaining U.S. Citizenship. Follow Abigail’s work at @AbigailZapote

About Cafecito y Dinero

Our curated Cafecito y Dinero webinars bring essential information on Savings & Planning to aid Latino families in preparation for life’s important events. These educational webinars focus on the Latino experience and enhance dialogue around economic challenges, Savings & Planning, and retirement readiness.

In Collaboration With

About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment or “Salud, Dinero, y Amor” in Spanish. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPEnEspañol on social media.


LSR’s mission is to safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security. We seek to protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk Hispanic populations in the United States. To learn more, visit or follow @LatinosRetire on social media.

Questions, Comments or Concerns?
Please Email Monica at