C. Nicole Mason

Nicole Mason
Placed Leader

C. Nicole Mason

President and CEO
Institute for Women’s Policy Research

November 27, 2019

Koya Leadership Partners is delighted to announce the placement of C. Nicole Mason as President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

One of the nation’s foremost intersectional researchers and scholars, Dr. C. Nicole Mason has spearheaded research on issues relating to economic security, poverty, women’s issues, and entitlement reforms; policy formation and political participation among women, communities of color, and youth; and racial equity.

Prior to IWPR, Dr. Mason was the Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the nation’s only research and policy center focused on women of color at a nationally ranked school of public administration. She is also an inaugural Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mason is the author of Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America (St. Martin’s Press) and has written hundreds of articles on community development, women, poverty, and economic security. Her writing and commentary have been featured in the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, Real Clear Politics, the Nation, the Washington Post, Marie Claire Magazine, the Progressive, ESSENCE Magazine, Bustle, BIG THINK, the Miami Herald, Democracy Now, and numerous NPR affiliates, among others.


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