The Long-Term Effects of the Shecession: A Case Study

  • Women who cut back their paid-work hours to accommodate family responsibility risk losing wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement,
  • The women who are eventually able to go back to work are not going to be able to advance to the degree they would have before because of the gap in their employment,
  • Women who work in service industries as low-wage workers may not be able to regain employment at all. A lot of their jobs were planned for automation before the pandemic, and the pandemic accelerated that timeline.
  • In addition to lost paychecks, lost contributions to retirement savings and Social Security will result in long-term hardship.
  • A robust reskilling and retooling program to enable lower socioeconomic women to find stable employment
  • Fixes to our broken childcare system
  • Maternity leave

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Author of ‘New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the Way Women Work Together', OD Consultant, Keynote Speaker, and Workshop Trainer

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