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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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Black & Latinx Women Hit Hardest By Job Loss — Let’s Talk About Why

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 [...]

January 21, 2021|Categories: Press Hits|

IWPR Statement on the Establishment of Council for Gender Policy, and Appointees

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 [...]

January 19, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|

IWPR Statement on President-Elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2021 Contact: Erin Weber | 646-719-7021 | weber@iwpr.org IWPR Statement—The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) applauds the Biden Administration’s ambitious $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that will provide needed economic support to struggling families and the workers who have [...]

January 15, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

December data show women’s employment declining in pandemic—no clear end in sight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org Women's jobs on payroll have declined for the first time since last April. New BLS data for December show women lost 156,000 payroll job. Men's jobs on payroll rose slightly [...]

January 8, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

Statement from IWPR on Passing the Second Stimulus Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org IWPR Statement—We applaud the passage of the $900 billion federal stimulus package meant to ease the economic burden and hardship faced by working women and their families. Although a step in the right direction, [...]

December 21, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

Women’s Falling Unemployment Sign of Long-Term Problems Rather Than Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org Ten months into the COVID-19 pandemic, data continue to show that women are impacted more strongly than men by the recession. Data show 1.7 million women have been officially unemployed for [...]

December 4, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|
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