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IWPR Statement on 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

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

Biden’s Vice President Selection Affirms Women, People of Color will Decide the 2020 Presidential Election
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.

IWPR Names Dr. C. Nicole Mason New President and CEO

Author, researcher, professor, and inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute Dr. C. Nicole Mason is the new President/CEO of IWPR.

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New IWPR Report Shows Economic Recovery Hinges on School Reopenings, Strong Care Infrastructure, and Putting Women Back to Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org New IWPR Report Shows Economic Recovery Hinges on School Reopenings, Strong Care Infrastructure, and Putting Women Back to Work Washington, DC — According to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), [...]

November 10, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Despite modest employment gains, women still 5.5 million jobs below pre-pandemic level. Unemployment for Black and Hispanic women remains high.

New October jobs data show women remain 5.5 million jobs below February's levels. Despite women gaining 280,000 (43.9 percent) of 638,000 new non-farm payroll jobs since October and adult women having lower unemployment rates (6.5 percent) than men (6.7 percent) for the first time since April, stubborn trends continue.

November 6, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

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.

Jobs Day Numbers Show Slow Recovery Efforts

Women continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID 19 pandemic as they remain 6.1 million jobs below pre-COVID levels from February, despite making a gain of 800,000 jobs compared with men’s 600,000 new jobs since July.

September 4, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |
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