Adiam Tesfaselassie

About Adiam Tesfaselassie

Adiam Tesfaselassie is the Mariam K Chamberlain Fellow for 2018-2019 at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Adiam works on projects related to the status of women in the states, women and wealth accumulation, and future of work, examining how these topics intersect with racial and economic disparities.

Adiam’s prior research focused on the experiences of first-generation students in comparison to continuing generation students at Colorado State University. She independently analyzed the overall engagement of first-generation students using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data. Adiam also served as a research assistant on a Ph.D. dissertation that examines the relationship between a student’s networks and their academic performance, retention rate, and overall college experience throughout the years.

Adiam received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The FFRCA is set to expire. Its paid sick day protections are more important now than ever.

The ongoing spread of the COVID pandemic, now more than ever, makes it evident that we need a national guarantee of permanent paid sick days laws to support the health and economic security of workers and their families.

By Adiam Tesfaselassie|2020-12-09T19:42:10-05:00December 9, 2020|In the Lead|0 Comments

Fast Facts: Pregnancy in the Workplace and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

Passing the PWFA would mean a step towards workplace gender equity, healthy pregnancies, reduced health disparities, and the economic security of pregnant and parenting women and their families.

Stepping Up to Lead: Women Re-Shaping America’s Leadership, Politics & Priorities

Women comprise more than 50 percent of the U.S. population but currently hold just 23 percent of elected seats in Congress and about 1 in 3 state legislative seats. In 2018, a record number of women were elected to office—117 women, including 42 women of color—bringing their expertise, diverse experiences, and agenda for broad and inclusive change to Congress and state legislatures across the country.

The Status of Women In North Carolina: Political Participation

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Political Participation presents data on several aspects of women’s involvement in the political process in North Carolina, comparing North Carolina to other states and the United States overall.

By Elyse Shaw and Adiam Tesfaselassie|2022-02-17T12:25:03-05:00August 11, 2020|Report, Status of Women|0 Comments

The Status of Women in North Carolina: Health & Wellness

This report provides information on the health, well-being, and reproductive rights of women in North Carolina, including differences by race and ethnicity and by county where data are available.

By Elyse Shaw and Adiam Tesfaselassie|2022-02-17T12:29:10-05:00June 25, 2019|Report, Status of Women|Comments Off on The Status of Women in North Carolina: Health & Wellness

Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio

Building wealth is integral to women’s economic security, good health, and overall well-being. Wealth—the value of assets minus debts—enables women to weather unexpected economic hardships and provides them with resources that allow them to have proactive control over their lives, giving them the chance to pursue educational degrees, business ventures, or other opportunities without accruing significant debt.

By Elyse Shaw, Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., Chandra Childers, Jeff Hayes and Adiam Tesfaselassie|2020-10-12T01:03:01-05:00April 24, 2019|IWPR|Comments Off on Assets for Equity: Building Wealth for Women in Central Ohio