Solving the Pay Gap

Ali, Maya, Sierra, Addison, Lauren, Sterling, Elizabeth, Keira, Caroline, Coralie, Ali, Cynthia, Sydney, Lauren

As a group, we were concerned that the world-wide gender pay gap is not expected to close for 118 years. We want to help change that! Our website is designed to share information about the pay gap and help women build negotiation skills.

Women receive more college degrees than men, despite that, women still get paid less than men. On average in the United States, women get paid 75-80 cents to every dollar a man makes. It will take 44 years, or until 2059 to gain pay equality in our country. African American women will not reach equal pay until 2124 and Hispanic women, not until 2248 for equal pay.

We compiled and shared information about the pay gap to build awareness of the problem, and we built a JavaScript quiz to test users' knowledge of the extent of the problem. We also built Scratch games to help women increase their negotiation skills.

We had to learn how to write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We spent most of the year learning those. We also had to figure out why the Scratch embed code doesn't work. We figured out that they don't give the full source (you have to add the "http://" to what they give you). Reading the code closely was important but hard to do. We thought adding the chat feature would be hard, but it turned out to be super simple.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Club students at Albuquerque Academy.