About Keri Potts

Keri Potts a is 21-year corporate communications executive with stops at Nike, the NCAA and, for the past 17 years, ESPN, where she served as senior director, communications, leading strategy for the company’s largest content portfolio – college sports. During her tenure, she publicized properties ranging from Monday Night Football, NBA and WNBA, to ESPN Films and its 30 for 30 documentary series, The ESPYs, English Premier League, and the launch of espnW. In addition, she provided training and content guidance across the company on matters of gender-based violence.

Potts is an experienced anti-sexual violence speaker, victims advocate and non-profit leader for domestic and international gender-based violence crisis services. She serves as President of the Board for Pathways to Safety International, which provides comprehensive assistance and case management to Americans sexually assaulted or abused abroad. In addition, she is a certified rape crisis counselor and victims advocate, volunteering for the past seven years in the states of Connecticut and Georgia.

Potts was graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a B.S. in magazine journalism and a M.S. in organizational management and public relations. She was co-captain of Syracuse’s Division I volleyball team and was a first-team Academic All-American selection and a LetterWinner of Distinction. Professionally, she has won numerous industry awards for her work, has served on the board of the Naismith Award and as a member of the Atlanta Hawks Diversity & Inclusion Council, and has been recognized as a PRWeek ‘2020 Woman to Watch’ and ‘40 Under 40’ honoree (2016), and ESPN’s Volunteer of the Year (2017).

Potts hails from Long Island, New York

New IWPR Report Shows Economic Recovery Hinges on School Reopenings, Strong Care Infrastructure, and Putting Women Back to Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts [...]

By Keri Potts|2020-11-11T21:08:49-05:00November 10, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

Despite modest employment gains, women still 5.5 million jobs below pre-pandemic level. Unemployment for Black and Hispanic women remains high.

New October jobs data show women remain 5.5 million jobs below February's levels. Despite women gaining 280,000 (43.9 percent) of 638,000 new non-farm payroll jobs since October and adult women having lower unemployment rates (6.5 percent) than men (6.7 percent) for the first time since April, stubborn trends continue.

By Keri Potts|2020-11-06T17:44:33-05:00November 6, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

Same Gap, Different Year: IWPR says wage gap persists

An analysis released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that women are still almost 40 years from reaching pay equity with men if trends continue at the current pace. Each year the wage gap persists, women fall further behind men in overall earnings and ability to build assets and wealth with a cumulative effect each year in which earnings differences continue.

By Keri Potts|2020-09-16T18:01:17-05:00September 16, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

IWPR Receives Significant Gift from Pivotal Ventures to Launch New Research and Action Hub, Accelerate Change for Women

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has received a significant gift from Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation firm, to create real-world solutions to increase women’s power and influence in society.

By Keri Potts|2020-08-20T16:07:52-05:00August 20, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments