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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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The Institute for Women’s Policy Research Names Dr. C. Nicole Mason New President and CEO

Contact: Adriane Brown: WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2019) - The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women, announced today its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Dr. C. Nicole Mason as the Institute’s [...]

November 13, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

IWPR Statement on New USPTO Report on Diversity and Inclusion in Patenting

Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC—Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a new report that shares more information on the demographics of inventors applying for patents. The report presents findings of the USPTO’s study of the gender and racial gaps in [...]

November 1, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

College Partnerships with Head Start Programs Can Support College Students with Children

New study is the first to identify the number, types, and benefits of Head Start partnerships with colleges Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 Washington, DC—As many colleges and universities look for ways to improve graduation rates among their growing adult student populations, a new report [...]

October 30, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Contraception Access Increases Women’s Educational Attainment and Earnings

Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 New resource summarizes economic research on the effects of access to contraception on women’s education and work Washington, DC—Access to contraception increases women’s educational attainment, labor force participation, and earnings, according to a new report released today by the Institute [...]

September 26, 2019|Categories: IWPR, Press Releases|

IWPR Statement on New GAO Report on Student Parents

Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 Important new research confirms that student parents need better access to financial aid and affordable child care to complete college Washington, DC—Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an extensive report on student parents called, “Higher Education: More Information [...]

September 12, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

Progress on Closing the Gender Wage Gap Remains Stalled

Contact: Jennifer Clark,, 202-785-5100 White women saw the largest earnings gains in the last year, while Black women saw the smallest Women will not see equal pay until 2059, if current trends continue Washington, DC— A fact sheet by the Institute for Women’s Policy [...]

September 11, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|