May 24, 2018

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Washington, DC—This week, economist and IWPR President Heidi Hartmann was named one of Apolitical’s Gender Equality Top 100, recognizing the most influential people in gender policy around the world.

Dr. Hartmann, who is also Economist in Residence at American University, was recognized in the Academia category, and joins a list of policy leaders from civil service, politics, non-governmental organizations, and advocacy, including fellow academia honoree Melanne Verveer of Georgetown University, activist Malala Yousafzai, philanthropist Melinda Gates, Time’s Up leader Tina Tchen, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, among other women and men who are leading the charge for gender equality in the United States and around the globe.

“It is an honor to join so many other leaders in the global fight for gender equity on this list. It takes the expertise and commitment from many sectors to tackle such a complex and ingrained problem as gender inequality. This list recognizes the deep bench of leaders we have in academia, government, philanthropy, and advocacy that understand the stakes of improving the economic, social, and health status of women,” said Dr Hartmann of the honor.

To see the full list, visit the Apolitical Gender Equality Top 100 website.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences. IWPR also works in affiliation with the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics at American University.