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Keri Potts Joins IWPR as Vice President, External Affairs

Communications executive Keri Potts will bring her skills and talents to IWPR. Her past experience includes positions at Nike, the NCAA, and, for the past 17 years, ESPN, where she served as Senior Director, Communications.

Paid Family Leave Policies Lead to 20% Fewer Women Leaving the Workforce

A new study underscores the long-term effects of paid family leave on women’s participation in the workforce. States that have implemented paid leave policies found a 20 percent reduction in the number of women leaving their jobs in the first year after welcoming a child, and up to a 50 percent reduction after five years.

IWPR Names Dr. C. Nicole Mason New President and CEO

Author, researcher, professor, and inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute Dr. C. Nicole Mason is the new President/CEO of IWPR.

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Biden’s Vice President Selection Affirms Women, People of Color will Decide the 2020 Presidential Election

For Immediate Release August 11, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org Washington D.C.—Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris—the first Black woman to be nominated as a vice presidential running mate for a major party ticket, and the [...]

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New IWPR Branding, Tagline Proclaim “A Just Future Begins with Bold Ideas”

For Immediate Release August 11, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org New logo, sizzle reel, and blog unveiled Web site refresh for increased access and engagement Cohesive look across initiatives Washington, D.C.—With under 100 days until the 2020 elections, the Institute for [...]

August 11, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

July Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Fell Slightly for Women, but Remains Historically High

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug 10, 2020 Contact: Keri Potts | 202-785-5100 | potts@iwpr.org Washington, D.C.—New jobs figures from July show much less job growth than in the previous month, and while women were the majority of those who gained jobs, they continue to face a [...]

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Paid Leave Victory for DC Families

Believe it or not, there is some light in the COVID-19 darkness for working families trying to hang on to their jobs while caring for themselves or family members in a pandemic. As of July 1, 2020, DC Paid Family Leave provides workers employed [...]

August 11, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

IWPR’s Nicole Mason On the Frontlines

This past Saturday, IWPR President & CEO, C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D. got the opportunity to talk to CBS This Morning about the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on wages and employment for women of color and especially women with children. [...]

August 11, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

Gender pay gap may not close “for more than 100 years” for Black and Latina women, and pandemic could make it worse

By Michelle Miller and Vidya Singh "I think it has to do with a lot of antiquated...gender norms and rules and expectations that we have around who should be ... the primary breadwinner," said C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute for [...]

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