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May 9, 2020 by C. Nicole Mason

The system was never designed for working moms

We understand the system is broken and that it’s not our fault. It was never made for us. It was made for working men.

Five Pathways to Good Jobs for Women

As Labor Day approaches, we’re thinking about the jobs and opportunities that do the best job of promoting women’s economic mobility and security.

IWPR Statement on 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Today, we celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

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.

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Three Ways to Build on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Three Ways to Build On the Families First Coronavirus Response Act A new study in the journal Health Affairs this week, “COVID-19 Emergency Sick Leave Significantly Reduced US COVID-19 Cases”, finds that the emergency paid leave in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) reduced [...]

October 20, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

‘If We Had a Panic Button, We’d be Hitting it.’ Women Are Exiting the Labor Force En Masse—And That’s Bad For Everyone

The United States is in the midst of a crushing economic recession, COVID-19 infection rates are spiking, and thousands of schools and childcare facilities have yet to reopen in-person classrooms. The group bearing the brunt of this torrent of bad news? Women.

October 17, 2020|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , , |

What’s At Stake This November And How You Can Get Out The Vote

We are constantly being inundated with political ads and told about the important issues. But with all the noise, it can be difficult to understand what is truly at stake. So, what’s really at stake for all of us this November? Here are just a few things.

October 16, 2020|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , |

Three Years After #MeToo, the Movement Remains Critical

Three years ago, the #MeToo movement exposed an open secret: Survivors of sexual violence were living with shame, guilt, and fear over their assaults while their assailants faced no consequences for their actions. Powerful people, mostly men, were perpetrating abuses with impunity, trusting that the culture of silence around sexual violence would prevent survivors and witnesses alike from leveraging accusations that could bring them down.

October 15, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|Tags: , , , |

What’s at Stake this November: Pay Equity (Show Me the Money!)

The pay gap between working women and men is one of the highest ranking concerns for women. It’s increasingly a priority for men—because when one earner in a family brings in less than she should, the family suffers overall.

October 15, 2020|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , |