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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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IWPR Expands Board of Directors to Include Influential Leaders, Creates Advisory Council to Meet the Moment

Social Cards FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | Noted Economist Darrick Hamilton, Aspen Institute Vice President Anne Mosle, Green New Deal Co-Author Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and National Women’s Law Center President/CEO Fatima Goss Graves, amongst other bold-faced names [...]

August 24, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

IWPR Receives Significant Gift from Pivotal Ventures to Launch New Research and Action Hub, Accelerate Change for Women

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has received a significant gift from Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ investment and incubation firm, to create real-world solutions to increase women’s power and influence in society.

August 20, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Q+A Conversation with Andrea Flynn

Andrea Flynn is joining IWPR from the Roosevelt Institute to head its newly announced Research and Action Hub. Her work includes The Hidden Rules of Race, a book she co-authored on the evolution of racism in our economy; Justice Doesn’t Trickle Down, a report illustrating the inextricable [...]

August 20, 2020|Categories: In the Lead|

Coronavirus forces rethinking of safety net for working women

The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for working women, but one prominent women's policy expert says it could provide a new opportunity to create the kinds of social supports they should have had all along. Driving the news: In an interview with "Axios on HBO," Nicole [...]

August 18, 2020|Categories: Press Hits|Tags: , , , , |

As a Black single mom, how much money will I have lost out on by the end of my career?

What could I do with a million extra dollars in my pocket? That is the question many working women will be contemplating at the end of their careers. As a Black single mother and the breadwinner in my family, I will have to work harder [...]