Krannert students pass out cookies to demonstrate gender wage gap

The Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center in the Krannert School of Management handed out cookies Tuesday, April 10 to celebrate Equal Pay Day.

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 6:21 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- The Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center in the Krannert School of Management handed out cookies Tuesday, April 10 to celebrate Equal Pay Day.

But there was a catch.

Females each received 100% of a cookie.
But for the males, something was missing- 23% of their cookie, to be exact.

This was to demonstrate the gender wage gap, in an edible way. 

According to the center, that number comes from the amount of days women must work to reach the same wage men earn, while they are employed in the same position.

Candice Lang is the director of the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center.
She shares what she hopes to see in the workplace in the future.

"We're hoping to see greater gender understanding, greater issue of the kinds of obstacles that exist and then changes in work practices to address it," Lang said. 

Lang says the undergraduate program in the Krannert School of Management is around 45% women. 

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