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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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Keri Potts, Vice President of External Affairs
potts@iwpr.org | 860-839-3438

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January 19, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , , |

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January 18, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , , |

The Retirement Crisis for Women of Color

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January 18, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , , |

Why Big Data Is Failing Women in STEM and How To Fix It

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