Heidi Hartman

Heidi Hartmann is president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Dr. Hartmann founded IWPR in 1987 as a scientific research organization to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. Dr. Hartmann is also a research professor at The George Washington University.

Dr. Hartmann is a co-author of Still A Man’s Labor Market: The Long-Term Earnings Gap; Unnecessary Losses: Costs to Americans of the Lack of Family and Medical Leave; Equal Pay for Working Families; and Survival at the Bottom: The Income Packages of Low-Income Families with Children. She has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lectures widely on women, economics and public policy, frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress and is often cited as an authority in various media outlets.

Prior to founding IWPR, Dr. Hartmann was on the faculties of Rutgers University and the New School for Social Research and worked at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences. In 1994, Dr. Hartmann was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship Award for her work in the field of women and economics. She is vice-chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations and co-editor of the Journal of Women, Politics & Policy.