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Checking in on women in the workplace

Even before the pandemic, women faced barriers to advancement in the workplace. But the outbreak of COVID-19 had an outsized impact on women, causing more than one in four to report they're considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce entirely. In honor of Women's Equality Day, marked in the US on August 26, revisit work that unpacks the issues, touching on:

  • the potential long-term effects of a 'shecession' and labor-force exits
  • the challenges of working mothers
  • ways corporate America can help address the problems
  • actions that can support gender equality, diversity, and inclusion more broadly

What we lose when we lose women in the workforce

Unequal America: Ten insights on the state of economic opportunity

For mothers in the workplace, a year (and counting) like no other

Author Talks: Joann S. Lublin on lessons for working mothers, their families, and their employers

Helping unemployed women find work in uncertain times

Women in the Workplace 2020

Ten things to know about gender equality

Personal experience of inclusion: Critical to win the war for talent

The elusive inclusive workplace

Making it work, from Our Blog

Making It Work: An office leader on helping 300 colleagues go remote—and the conversation that kept her in the workforce

Making It Work: An associate on the first days of the outbreak—and what she’s learned 15 months later

Making It Work: On giving birth during the pandemic—and returning from maternity leave with a renewed sense of urgency