Dr. Heidi Hartmann

2016 Speaker

HEIDI HARTMANN is a MacArthur fellow, and leading economist and women’s movement intellectual whose work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. In 1987, she founded the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the leading American think tank informing women’s policy issues. Hartmann is sought after by the media to comment on the most pressing issues impacting the status of women, including the gender wage gap, paid family leave, Social Security and the glass ceiling for women in leadership. She has appeared as an expert on “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams, been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and is frequently quoted in notable press outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Hartmann is the recipient of honorary degrees from Swarthmore College and Claremont Graduate University, the Wilbur Cross Medal for distinguished alumni of the graduate school of Yale University, and the 2012 Women of Vision award from the National Organization for Women. Most recently she was named the 2014 Charlotte Perkins Gillman Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. She earned B.A. from Swarthmore College and M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, all in economics. She is the president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. She is also a research professor at George Washington University. @heidiatiwpr

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