Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery and Resilience After COVID


The event is free and open to the public via Zoom, but pre-registration is required.

Register at: https://go.unl.edu/nmas

Following the worst pandemic in modern history, policymakers are debating how to address the deeply unequal impacts and recovery from COVID-19. Women and people of color suffered disproportionate harm from the pandemic, further threatening an inclusive, equitable, and prosperous economy and society. Dr. C. Nicole Mason will discuss the varied impacts of the pandemic on women and long-term policy needs that will lift and sustain women's well-being, economic stability, and upwards mobility in the United States.

Read the report co-authored by Dr. Mason and colleagues from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research: Build(ing) the Future: Bold Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery.


About C. Nicole Mason

Dr. C. Nicole Mason is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a leading voice on pay equity, economic policies, and research impacting women. For the past two decades, Dr. Mason has spearheaded research on issues relating to economic security, poverty, women’s issues, and entitlement reforms; policy formation and political participation among women, communities of color, and youth; and racial equity. Her writing and commentary have been featured in The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, Real Clear Politics, Nation, Washington Post, Marie Claire, the Progressive, ESSENCE, Bustle, BIG THINK, Miami Herald, Democracy Now, and numerous NPR affiliates, among others. 


Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens is The Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also an Organization of American Historians’ (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. Her first book, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology (UGA Press, 2017) won the 2018 Darlene Clark Hine Book Award from the OAH as the best book written in African American women’s and gender history.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences through the Thomas C. Sorensen Endowment.

For more information, please contact Tarik Abdel-Monem at tarik@unl.edu.