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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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Breadwinner Mothers Face Additional Burden and Dual Role During Pandemic: Primary Wage Earner and Primary Care Provider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Half of all U.S. households with children under the age of 18 have a breadwinner mother—an earner: single, married, or head of household—that contributes at least 40 percent of household income. Breadwinner mothers of color [...]

May 8, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Looming Economic Downturn Will Hit Women Hardest as They Make Up Majority of Job Losses Across All But Three Sectors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Since March, Women lost nearly 6 out of every 10 jobs across all sectors, with the service sector most impacted. Job loss among women were highest in retail and leisure and hospitality at 396,000. Washington, [...]

April 6, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

IWPR Launches Equal Pay Day Campaign

Also, new IWPR research released shows men out earn women in nearly every occupation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Washington, DC — The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is launching a multi-platform, multi-pronged campaign today that will highlight the impact [...]

March 24, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Despite Increased Labor Force Participation Among Women, Gender Wage Gap Persists, Even in the Occupations They Dominate

Men out earn women in nearly every occupation and sector, making the gender pay gap nearly impossible to close Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Washington, DC— Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, according to a new IWPR report. In the top [...]

March 24, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

IWPR Report Shows Declining Progress on Closing the Weekly Gender Pay Gap

Greater Earnings Equality is Essential to Reducing Poverty and Improving Economic Security for Women and their Families Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org Washington, DC— Progress in closing the gender earnings gap between women and men has slowed considerably in the last decade, according [...]

March 10, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Women Not Projected to Reach Parity in US Congress Until 2108

New IWPR analysis finds women will have to wait until the next century to hold as many Congressional seats as their male counterparts Contact: Lea Woods | 202-785-5100 | woods@iwpr.org  Washington, DC— The number of U.S. Congressional seats held by women will not reach parity [...]

March 5, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|