018. Pay Equity & Women in the Workplace in the Age of COVID-19

Earlier this year the World Economic Forum released the 2020 Global Gender Gap Report in which it highlighted that it will be close to 100 years before we see gender parity. A more sobering realization is that due to COVID-19, and the reimagined workplace where work and home responsibilities have intersected, many women are scaling back their careers. In a recent Department of Labor report on unemployment, women have left the workforce at four times the rate of men. Women are often the caregivers, and COVID forces schools to close and distant learning, women are juggling in a pressure cooker to the breaking point multiple priorities at home and at work.

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