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Back to the Future: Black Women’s Equal Pay is 100 Years Too Late

Mark 2130 on your calendars, it’s set to be a momentous year. Far from being the year we invent time travel, it’s the year Black women are finally projected to close the wage gap and catch up to White men’s earnings. And that milestone is set to arrive 110 years too late.

Black Lives Matter
IWPR Staff Statement on Black Lives Matter

We mourn and condemn the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many others who have lost their lives to police violence and racial hatred. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families and the communities that have been impacted by the loss of their loved ones, and commit to working alongside them until there is justice.

Spill the Tea
Spilling the Tea: Why Salary Transparency is Necessary for Pay Equity

Knowledge is power—especially when it comes to your paycheck.

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COVID-19 Recovery Virtual Discussion

“We’ve treated care like the private responsibility of families rather than a public good.” @IWPResearch’s @cnicolemason joined today’s #Covid19Recovery panel organized by @TheWilsonCenter & @EMDSerono to discuss women’s work. The discussion primarily focused on the impact of COVID-19 on women’s economic and health security. The panel of experts provided insights on best practices, innovative solutions, and supportive policies to ensure women have equitable opportunity to financial success, health and safety while at work, and that caregiving is finally front and [...]

November 4, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

For Women in Unions, Paid Leave Is Not a Pipe Dream

New Institute for Women's Policy Research analysis suggests unions are associated with greater access to benefits like paid leave that provide work-life balance and improve family well-being. #Unions represent just one pathway to these benefits in the absence of a federal #paidleave program. Access to paid sick leave, paid time for doctor appointments, or paid vacation are NOT equally distributed for women across all racial and ethnic groups. #Latinas in particular, are unlikely to have these important benefits without union [...]

November 2, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

COVID-19 Recovery: Recognizing Women’s Paid and Unpaid Work Virtual Event

On November 4 at 9am ET, Institute for Women's Policy Research’s President and CEO C. Nicole Mason will be joined by experts in a discussion hosted by Wilson Center and EMD Serono. The panel will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on women’s health and economic security — focusing on supportive policies to ensure women have equitable opportunity to financial success, health and safety while at work. Register today! COVID-19 Recovery: Recognizing Women's Paid and Unpaid Work: https://bit.ly/3j6mpuN

November 1, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: |

What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?

In a new @nytimes article ‘What if It Never Gets Easier to Be a Working Parent?’— our President & CEO @cnicolemason suggests it is crucial to reflect on working mothers’ experiences in the work force after #BuildBackBetter. Read the full article.

November 1, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , |

Big News This Week on the Build Back Better Framework

Big News This Week on New Federal Investments in child care, children’s education, care for our aging population, Medicaid coverage for low-income Americans, and housing and nutrition programs in the Build Back Better Framework “The Build Back Better framework is an historic win for all of us. The plan President Biden outlined and its promised investments are a down payment on a fairer, more equitable economic future,” said C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy [...]

October 29, 2021|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , |
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