Grantee Testimonials

Members of the inaugural class of grantees share their thoughts on the Time’s Up, Measure Up research grantmaking program:


“The Times Up, Measure Up grant offers us the opportunity to investigate gender and work beyond two categories, delving into the disparities faced by transgender and non-binary workers.” Daniel Schneider, Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Sociology, Harvard University and Co-Principal Investigator, Shift Project; Danya Lagos, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; and Rebecca Wolfe, graduate student, UC San Francisco



“Funding from Times Up, Measure Up has allowed our team to combine mixed methods to examine an increasingly important issue: the employment trajectories of direct care workers during and after the pandemic. We will be using the Current Population Survey to measure how employment and job quality among direct care workers has changed and is changing during the pandemic, and we will also be conducting interviews, allowing us to get much more nuanced descriptions from workers about their experiences during the pandemic and how this is shaping their future employment plans. The application process was clear and straightforward, and the interview with the TIME’S UP team was a really helpful conversation about the direction of the project.” Janette Dill, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota



“Our critical research on the intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawai‘i was made possible almost entirely by the generosity of the TIME’S UP Foundation. The RFP process was straightforward, and submitting our application was simple. We were also grateful that we did not have to wait long after the interview to be informed of our successful application, and as a result we were grateful to be able to get started right away. Throughout the research and writing process, we worked with Stephanie Odiase, the Senior Manager of Research and Partnerships. Her input was valuable, and this relationship, in our view, personalized the process.

As a small organization in one of the most remote places/states, we were thrilled to receive the funding, recognition, and attention to make this important report possible. Ultimately our research represents a significant contribution to feminist thinking and will, we believe, improve the status of women in Hawai‘i, in the workplace and beyond. The support of TIME’S UP gives our work credibility and gravitas, for which we are deeply grateful. Imua! (Move forward!)” Leela Bilmes Goldstein, Executive Director, Amanda Shaw, Head Researcher, and Kristin Hamada, Consulting Researcher, Women’s Fund of Hawai’i



“The Times Up, Measure Up research grant is allowing us to go beyond crunching the numbers and to uplift the experiences of child care workers to spur a reckoning with the entrenched exploitation of their hard work and dedication that has long challenged their physical, mental, and economic well-being. 

Both the ease and relational nature of the application process was welcome it felt to me like a race-conscious approach to funding by breaking down some of the barriers and racial biases that researchers of color face in accessing funding.” Lea Austin, Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley



With the support of Time’s Up, Measure Up, our research team has begun to explore and analyze the legal response to unpredictable scheduling burdens for women in the workplace prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to be a part of the inaugural class of grantees contributing to research that focuses on understanding and addressing disparities that perpetuate the workplace. 

Working with Time’s Up, Measure Up has been both seamless and rewarding. Their dedicated team (especially, Stephanie!) has supported our vision and our research, while providing continuous feedback since the start of the project. We greatly appreciate their support and truly hope to work with them again in the future. Lindsay Cloud, Director of the Policy Surveillance Program, Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University 


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