Preventing a “Shecession”: The Path to Economic Resiliency for Women
The downturn triggered by the COVID-19 crisis has taken an unprecedented toll on women, specifically women of color. Compared to past recessions, the pandemic has created larger job losses for women than ever before. Women in America have endured a decades-long childcare and workforce support crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has simply brought the role of women in the US workforce into stark relief. In recent months, due to job loss and/or lack of childcare, women have been forced out of the workforce in droves. If left unmitigated, this “shecession” could jeopardize hard-fought advances in the labor force. Join the Socrates Program for this webinar as we discuss the systemic failures and inequities that have engendered this crisis, and the opportunity that we have to create change and emerge from the COVID-19 crisis with a robust economy that catalyzes future growth and stability, and supports women in the workforce now and in the future.