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.
By Sa'iyda Shabazz When COVID hit and the stay-at-home orders began, some women were losing their jobs due to closures, while others were forced out to care for their families as schools and daycares closed. In December, a report was released showing that women accounted [...]
IWPR Statement—We applaud the Biden administration's establishment of the Council for Gender Policy and the appointments of Jennifer Klein, Chief Strategy and Policy Officer, Times Up and Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón, Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden to co-lead the office. Employing an intersectional framework, the Council [...]
by Juliana Kaplan In December 2020, the unemployment rate was 6.7%. December also saw a surprise decline of 140,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls, with 10 million Americans still unemployed. That unemployment rate is still just a percentage of the pandemic's peak of 14.7%. In her [...]
By Alisha Haridasani Gupta From the get go, this economic crisis has been markedly different from previous ones: It wasn’t caused by geopolitical or financial forces, and it disproportionately affected women. A bulk of the jobs that vanished at the start of the coronavirus pandemic [...]
by Tatiana Walk-Morris Gender disparities throughout their careers lead women to receive Social Security benefits that are, on average, 80 percent of what men receive, according to the Brookings Institution. Add in racial inequality—census data shows that Black women make 61 cents on the dollar [...]
By Joan Michelson Big Data dominates our economy. Yet, we don’t have consistent, standardized and real-time data on the jobs driving that 21st century-Big Data economy: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Especially for women. In the labyrinth of sources, the government’s Bureau of Labor [...]