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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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Women in President Donald Trump’s White House earn 69 cents for every $1 paid to male staffers

The gender pay gap is wider than the national pay gap and wider than the gap in the Obama White House.

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We’re in a She-cession

The economic recession caused by Covid-19 has disproportionately affected women, especially women of color. IWPR President/CEO Nicole Mason joins CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast for a discussion on how the pandemic has exposed gaps in our childcare and employment systems.

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Coronavirus crisis caused 40% of parents to change their job situation, survey finds

Working parents are feeling the sting of the coronavirus pandemic — and it's hitting women especially hard.

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Same Gap, Different Year: IWPR says wage gap persists

An analysis released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that women are still almost 40 years from reaching pay equity with men if trends continue at the current pace. Each year the wage gap persists, women fall further behind men in overall earnings and ability to build assets and wealth with a cumulative effect each year in which earnings differences continue.

OPINION: Why Black student parents are at the epicenter of the student debt crisis — and what we can do about it

Black students with children hold more student loan debt than any other group. But there are steps we can take to reduce the crippling financial burden by Nicole Lynn Lewis When I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary in 2003, I desperately needed [...]

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