Some Borderland women tell KTSM they have first-hand experience with facing unfair situations in the workplace.

The YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region launched an economic status survey. The non-profit is looking to collect current data on local working women in hopes of getting a better understand of their career growth.

“It’s pretty evident in terms of wages and equal pay, but also in daily life. The difference that you’ll see in the workplace or as a student,” El Pasoan Graciela Blandon  shared.

The organization said some women who take breaks in their work history in order to take care of others have a harder time keeping higher wages.

“We want to figure out ‘how do we help that mom that’s trying to balance life and work?’ To be able to maintain that position or come right back in, start again, and actually have a career path. To have economic independence and thrive,” Empowerment and Diversity Programs Administrator Sonya Saunders told KTSM.

While collecting current data, YWCA El paso is looking to improve the lives of younger women in the Borderland.

“Hopefully I’ll get to grow up in a world where I can have equal opportunity and equal pay,” Graciela Blandon said.

If you want to take part of this survey, you can complete it here.