Revisiting Women and Work in the New Normal
October 29 | noon - 1:30 p.m. EST
Zoom Panel Discussion Virtual Event Via YouTube
The Intersection of Children, Career, and COVID-19
In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, we posed questions to a panel of women asking how they were navigating the balance of work and life required in response to the coronavirus. That attempt at balance continues, as we revisit women’s experiences in our “new normal.”
As women adjust, persist, and find creative solutions to a new normal, there is power to be found in the resilient nature of women. However, the consequences of the gender imbalance will long outlast the pandemic. The burden of unpaid care for example, which is disproportionately carried by women, was exposed by the virus and will continue to be a challenge. Juggling remote work, home life, personal relationships, parenting, homeschooling, caring for family members, emotional and physical health and more, means that this has been a most challenging time for many.
Coronavirus will have a disproportionately detrimental effect on women. The facts are clear: Women make up 39 percent of global employment but account for 54 percent of overall job losses. Female jobs are 19 percent more at risk than male ones simply because women are disproportionately represented in sectors negatively affected by the COVID-19 crisis. These numbers paint a gender-regressive narrative that needs to be planned for and discussed openly.
So, what does the world look like now and how are we navigating these new challenges?
In the fourth installment of our virtual panel series, Daemen College will revisit the topic of women and work in the new normal. A diverse group of professional women will address work/life, leadership, social and public policy that affects women, and more. Join in live on the discussion to chat about your life and work during the coronavirus crisis, and what your experience has been thus far.
Sponsored by graduate programs at Daemen College, listen in on this virtual event and join our panelists as they share their outlook on what’s next and how they have navigated through this global public health crisis, or leaned on resources to do so.