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Gender Wage Gap in Louisiana (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-12-11

Duration: 00:04:53

Subjects: Pay equity | Equal pay for equal work | Women


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Mercure, Tammy Interviewee
  • Gowland, Lelia Interviewee
  • Harris, Julia Schwam Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker


This segment from the December 11, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the gender wage gap in Louisiana. Sanford reports that Louisiana women currently make 65 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Her report includes highlights of Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards discussing his support for ending the gender wage gap. Sanford also interviews: Tammy Mercure, an artist who opened up a pop-up shop highlighting the gender wage gap; Lelia Gowland, workplace negotiations coach; and Julia Schwam Harris, Legislative Agenda for Women.