Bake Sale for Equality

Samantha Rose, Assistant Managing Editor

The Women’s Empowerment Club Bake Sale took place in the bus loop from April 9-11 after school. Students donated baked goods that were sold for $1 for boys and 75 cents for girls. 

“The average woman is paid 77 cents for every dollar a man is paid,” said communications junior and Women’s Empowerment Club officer Erica Maltz.

The purpose of the sale was to raise awareness of the wage gap between men and women in the work force.

“It was supposed to create conversation between people. People are supposed to realize that [men] paying an extra 25 cents is crazy,” Maltz said. “It showed everyone that [the wage gap] is unfair.”

Most of the bake sale’s proceeds will go to benefit the Association of Abused Women and Children.

 The bake sale was held to lead up to Susan G. Komen founder Nancy Brinker’s presentation at Dreyfoos that occurred on April 15, which was organized by the Women’s Empowerment Club. Susan G. Komen is an organization that raises awareness and money for breast cancer. Ms. Brinker also served as United States Ambassador to Hungary and as Chief of Protocol in the White House.