15th Annual Korenman Lecture: Dr. C. Nicole Mason

Impact of the Pandemic on Women’s Work and Wellbeing

March 3, 2022

Dr. C. Nicole Mason

President & CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)

Dr. Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in 2019, is the youngest person to head up an inside-the-beltway think tank, and she is one of the few women of color to do so. Her two decades of research has focused on economic security, poverty, racial equity, and political participation among women, and communities of color. Under her leadership, the Institute has been a leading source of empirical data on the impacts of the pandemic of women’s labor force participation, economic insecurity, and overall well-being. Dr. Mason’s talk explores the pandemic recession, which she has labeled a ‘she-cession.’

The 2022 Korenman Lecture was organized by the Department of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies as part of the 2022 Social Sciences Forum lecture series. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health; the Department of Africana Studies; the Department of Political Science; the CAHSS Dean’s Office; the Office of the Provost; the CAHSS Women’s Faculty Network, and the UMBC Social Work Program.