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About Us

The Drake Institute of Women's Policy is a national, nonpartisan, public policy think tank with locations in the greater Washington, D.C. area. We develop high-quality...

Women’s Policy Briefing

The Drake Institute of Women's Policy will be partnering with the YEO Network and the National Foundation for Women Legislators to present discussions on...

Mayor Heidi Herzberg Joins the Drake Institute’s Board of Advisors

Washington, D.C.—Mayor Heidi Herzberg has joined the Drake Institute of Research and Policy as one of its seven executive board advisors. She is the...

Women Executives in Illinois’ Finance Industry: Examining Barriers to Upward Mobility

REPORTS OCTOBER 3, 2019 • UPDATED March 1, 2021 There is a significant gender gap among executives working in the financial services industry. Nationwide, there...

Georgia House Bill 286 Prohibits Hair Discrimination

The Drake Institute of Research and Policy SUPPORTS Senate Bill 286 which calls on the Georgia State Legislature to pass, the Governor to sign,...

Closing the Gender Wage Gap in the U.S.

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the wage gap between women and men has narrowed over time: women working full time earned 62...

Sexual Harassment of Female Farmworkers

In the United States, there are an estimated 2.4 million farmworkers laboring on farms and ranches, with 25.5 percent of the workers being women. Approximately...

U.S. Bail System Disproportionately Affects Women Inmates

Over 30% of people incarcerated in US jails cannot afford bail. Bail conditions are set by a judge, often within 24 to 48 hours...

Violence Against Transgender Women

Violence against transgender people has risen 36% since 2013.  As the current administration revokes trans rights and sets new transphobic policies, this rate is...

Women’s Equality in Corporate Leadership

Globally, women are vastly underrepresented in leadership roles. Gender equality is a human right, but the gap persists in the opportunities and decision-making power...

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