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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.

Paid Family Leave Policies Lead to 20% Fewer Women Leaving the Workforce

A new study underscores the long-term effects of paid family leave on women’s participation in the workforce. States that have implemented paid leave policies found a 20 percent reduction in the number of women leaving their jobs in the first year after welcoming a child, and up to a 50 percent reduction after five years.

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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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|

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|