Women have really been negatively impacted in the Workforce due to COVID-19. Many of them have been laid off or furloughed having to put their careers on hold and struggling financially. It particularly puts a strain on working mothers. We have always put in a full day of work, then getting home to care for our children and doing household labor. The Pandemic has also added schooling and childcare to the list. More than one in four women are now considering what many would have never considered just six months ago: downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce completely. Companies now risk losing women in leadership roles. The progress that was made in gender diversity now looking to start over again.
According to an article from McKinsey there are 6 steps that companies can do to reduce the additional pressures that women are experiencing:
It is important that Employers learn to support working women now more than ever. Work life balance is so important to maintain healthy, focused, and happy employees. Just by taking these 6 steps is a start in the right direction. If you are a working mother and are currently dealing with these issues I would love to hear from you.
Margherita C. Amplo
President, MCA Consultants