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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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W.K. Kellogg Foundation Funds New Research on Women In Construction and Manufacturing Jobs

Research will Address How to Increase Women’s Participation and Retention in These Male-Dominated Industries Contact: Lea Woods,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC – The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) was recently awarded a three-year, $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve retention and [...]

February 6, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

New U.S. Report for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland finds Housework and Caretaking Responsibilities Limit Women’s Career Choices and Impact their Well-Being

IWPR Contact: Lea Woods, | 202-785-5100 Washington, DC— New analysis finds despite women entering the workforce in record numbers, they are more likely to be saddled with housework and caretaking demands compared with men. The Oxfam America-IWPR study finds women in the United States [...]

January 19, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

New Study Reveals Paid Family Leave Policies Lead to 20 Percent Fewer Women Leaving the Workforce

Research highlights long-term economic benefit of paid family leave  Contact: Lea Woods,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC—A new study released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) underscores the long-term effects of paid family leave on women’s participation in the workforce. The analysis of [...]

January 3, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Increased Family Supports and Place-Based Policies Could Help Reverse Effects of Declining Geographic Mobility

New report finds sharp declines in people moving for jobs at a time when job growth is increasingly geographically concentrated  Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC—A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds an across-the-board decline in the number of [...]

December 19, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

State Economies Would Benefit from Investments in Higher Education for Single Mothers

A new state-level analysis released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) finds that every state in the country would see economic and social returns on investments in higher education for single mothers, who currently number nearly 2 million undergraduates in the United States.

December 18, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Mothers Work 300 More Hours Per Year than They Did 40 Years Ago

New report finds increasing overwork and lack of paid time off have exacerbated gender inequality at work and at home Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC—Mothers work 300 more hours per year than they did in 1977, while fathers’ hours at work are broadly [...]

November 14, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|