Women's History Month: Elizabeth Gleason

Staff Spotlight:

In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we will hear from Research Specialist Elizabeth Gleason, who has experience as a research analyst focusing on safety net and child support policy.

Q&A with Elizabeth Gleason

  • What advice do you have for young women today? 
    Find meaningful work and do it well. Always believe that you deserve a place at the table.
  • What is one way your life/work has been impacted by women? 
    I am lucky to have had many female professors, colleagues, and friends who inspire and encourage me to work hard and have faith in my own abilities. 
  • Can you think of a specific project you have worked on that directly impacts women? 
    The majority of low-income families I studied when I was working at the University of Maryland were headed by women. Ensuring a robust economic safety net benefits these women and their families.