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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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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 | 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 | 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 |  Washington, DC— The number of U.S. Congressional seats held by women will not reach parity [...]

March 5, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

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|
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