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A workforce crisis hurting women, especially mothers

Jan 22, 2021
Women left their jobs at a far greater rate than men in 2020. What does this mean for the economy?
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, says the new administration should press companies to bring back female employees who have left the workforce.
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Who gets to decide what “feminism” looks like?

Jan 5, 2021
Read an excerpt from the new book “White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind,” by Koa Beck.
"Like any sorority, white feminism does have specific parameters for anyone who wants to join their cause," writes Beck. "Just ask those beyond the parameters." Above, a woman removes two masks after disinfecting a hospital room used by a COVID-19 patient.
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A year ago, women were the majority of the workforce. Then 2020 hit.

Dec 28, 2020
Chabeli Carrazana of The 19th News looks back at how women's place in the economy changed this year.
A nurse in Worcester, Massachusetts. The coronavirus-induced recession has hit fields with female-majority workforces.
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Pandemic burnout takes a toll on women working, caring for kids and more

Dec 4, 2020
The CDC says two out of every three caregivers are women, who support not only children but also adults with chronic illnesses.
A survey from health startup Maven estimates 10 million women are struggling to juggle their responsibilities.
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Mothers overwhelmingly supervise remote learning, poll finds

Oct 15, 2020
It's the latest example of how the pandemic is exacerbating inequality.
Our poll found a stark gender disparity in who was responsible for supervising classes.
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The COVID recession is driving more women than men from the job market

Oct 2, 2020
Industries that tend to employ women have been hit harder. The effects will reverberate long after the recession ends.
Four times more women than men dropped out of the job market in September.
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Women are working more jobs than men. It's probably not a blip.

Jan 10, 2020
For the first time since 2009, there are more women in the workforce than there are men.
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This NFL exec wants to “normalize women in football”

Nov 20, 2019
Sam Rapoport is trying to make careers in football more accessible to anybody who loves the sport.
Sam Rapoport, senior director of diversity and inclusion at the NFL is trying to grease the pipeline for women who want careers in football.
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