• Arlene Quiñones Perez, Partner | Decotiis Law Firm

    Ancestry: Puerto Rico
    Residence: Grew up and currently resides in New Jersey
    What You Should Know:

    Arlene Quiñones Perez is also president of the Hispanic Bar Association–New Jersey. She is both the first woman and the first Latina to be appointed as chairwoman to the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee.  Additionally, Perez was elected councilwoman in the town of Clinton, becoming the only Latina official in conservative and Republican-dominated Hunterdon County. (My Central Jersey)

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    The Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project features women with Hispanic or Latino ancestry who have leadership stories to tell and aims to inspire other women with a mission to close the pay gap.


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