Women’s Caucus March Meeting: International Women’s History Month Podcast Discussion
Join us for our monthly meeting, focusing on Women’s History Month.
We will have a group discussion about how women have been impacted by Covid 19 and will be discussing two podcasts on the subject:
Today Explained: A women’s work is never done
Millions of women left the workforce as Covid-19 forced school closures, but that doesn’t mean they have less on their plates. Is government-funded child care the answer?
At Liberty (An ACLU Podcast)
In early October, the United States Labor Department reported that women were leaving the workforce at four times the rate of men. A few months earlier, a report from McKinsey Global revealed that while women made up just 43% of the workforce, they had borne 56% of COVID-related job losses. This data — and much more — led one news source to call this moment “America’s First Female Recession.” What exactly is going on? Why are women losing and leaving jobs more than men during this global pandemic? And what can we do about it? Here to answer these questions is Colleen Ammerman. Ammerman is the director of Harvard Business School’s Gender Initiative. She is also the co-author of an upcoming book Glass Half Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work.
Please RSVP at womenscaucus@democratsabroad.