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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas Families

mother and son article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Texas women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Danielle Corley, Maggie Jo Buchanan | Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Colorado Families

A daughter is pushed in a sled. article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Colorado women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson and Danielle Corley | Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Florida Families

Florida mother and daughter article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Florida women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson and Danielle Corley | Monday, June 20, 2016

When It Comes to Your Health, Whose Judgment Do You Trust?

Pro-abortion rights protestors article icon Issue Brief The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health holds implications for medical practice in the United States.

by Maggie Jo Buchanan | Monday, June 13, 2016

Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

A pre-K student does paper mache. book_alt2 icon Report Our child care assistance system is due for major reform. In this report, parents and providers make the case for rules and regulations that put children first and respect the real-life struggles of working parents.

by Judith Warner | Friday, May 6, 2016

What’s Keeping Women’s Pay in the Mad Men Era?

play_alt icon Video Today, the average woman who works full-time, year-round earns 79 cents to every dollar earned by men. What’s behind the wage gap?

by Andrew Satter, Sarah Jane Glynn, Kaitlin Holmes | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Fast Facts: Economic Security for South Carolina Families

Workers prepare peaches article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping all South Carolina women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Women’s Leadership Gap

Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum article icon Fact Sheet Using new data, this fact sheet update shows that women make up a majority of the U.S. population, but they lag substantially behind men when it comes to their representation in leadership positions.

by Judith Warner | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Progress Continues One Year After the White House Summit on Working Families

cursor icon Interactive It has been one year since the White House Summit on Working Families. This interactive shows some of the progress that has been made for working families during that time.

by the Women's Initiative | Friday, July 17, 2015

Infographic: Small Business Owners Support Contraception Insurance Coverage

New polling data shows widespread support among small business owners for providing employees with birth control coverage.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Small Business Owners Are More Progressive than the U.S. Supreme Court Thinks

Hobby Lobby vigilAs the U.S. Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling becomes the law of the land, small business owners show just how unnecessary the religious accommodations for contraceptive insurance are.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Infographic: To Promote Women’s Leadership, We Need Public Policy

Public policy is an essential tool for promoting women’s workforce participation and leadership.

by Emily Baxter, Judith Warner, Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, December 11, 2014

Can Public Policy Break the Glass Ceiling?

Pensive woman book_alt2 icon Report There are lessons to learn from other countries, such as Canada and Norway, where public policy has been used to help women stay in the workforce and succeed.

by Dalia Ben-Galim and Amna Silim | Thursday, December 11, 2014

For Women to Lead, They Have to Stay in the Game

Women in business book_alt2 icon Report If women can’t work, they can’t rise. Only public policy can ensure that all women have the chance to participate fully and thrive.

by Judith Warner | Thursday, December 11, 2014

An Anti-Shackling Wake-Up Call

shackling protest States slowly recognize the rights of incarcerated pregnant women.

by Heather Schultz | Thursday, May 22, 2014