The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world, radically shifting the way we work, causing massive unemployment, and creating anxiety for both employers and workers. And when a crisis hits, it tends to expose and exacerbate areas of existing inequality. In this case, it has become clear that women—and to a greater extent, minority women and mothers—have been hit hardest: Nearly 2.5 million women have been forced out of their jobs since March 2020, compared to 1.8 million men, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor. And in industries where gender disparities already exist—such as in the tech world—the pandemic exposes and exacerbates already existing inequalities.
Why has the pandemic impacted workers differently? What are the long-term consequences of these gender disparities? And how can employers retain female employees or bring them back if they dropped out? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this free PDF ebook from TechRepublic.
In the ebook:
- The COVID-19 gender gap: How the global pandemic has forced women out of the workforce in droves
- The COVID-19 gender gap: How the crisis has created a new avenue for entrepreneurs
- The COVID-19 gender gap: What employers can do to keep women on board
- The COVID-19 gender gap: What happens if women don’t return to work?
- And more!