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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 Branding, Tagline Proclaim “A Just Future Begins with Bold Ideas”

For Immediate Release August 11, 2020 Contact: Keri A. Potts | 860-839-3438 | potts@iwpr.org New logo, sizzle reel, and blog unveiled Web site refresh for increased access and engagement Cohesive look across initiatives Washington, D.C.—With under 100 days until the 2020 elections, the Institute for [...]

August 11, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

July Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Fell Slightly for Women, but Remains Historically High

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug 10, 2020 Contact: Keri Potts | 202-785-5100 | potts@iwpr.org Washington, D.C.—New jobs figures from July show much less job growth than in the previous month, and while women were the majority of those who gained jobs, they continue to face a [...]

August 11, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |

Former ESPN Senior Communications Director Keri Potts Joins IWPR as Vice President, External Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Washington, DC—Twenty-one year communications executive Keri Potts will bring her skills and talents to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Her past experience includes positions at Nike, the NCAA, and, for the past [...]

July 20, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Women net more jobs than men post shutdown, but remain disproportionately impacted by overall losses.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org As the economy reopens and re-hiring begins, unemployment rates remain high for Black and Latina women, and younger workers. Washington, DC — Most recent employment data show steady declines in unemployment for both women and men. Women [...]

July 2, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

As Unemployment Drops, Gains Made by Women in the Workforce Remain Threatened by Historic Job Losses and Lack of Childcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org In January, women made a little more than 50 percent of workers on payroll. Today, they make up just 49.2 percent due to tremendous job loss since March in sectors dominated by women. Women dominated [...]

June 5, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Women’s Job Losses Over Past Month Quintuple Women’s Total Job Losses During Great Recession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Women no longer workforce majority after sustained job losses wipe out economic gains. Washington, DC — Unemployment data released May 8, 2020 show mounting job losses for both women and men. Women continue to lose a disproportionate number [...]

May 8, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|