Future Works In The News

Recording: Women, Work & COVID: The Future is Still Female

Watch the Main Event and Breakouts: Next Act Career Pivots, Racial and Gender Bias

recorded March 16, 2021 9:30 – 11:30 AM

The pandemic has exacerbated long-standing workforce challenges for parents, especially women. Hundreds of thousands of women have lost their jobs. Black and Latino women are experiencing a historically high unemployment rate, well above 8%. And, 1 in 4 women are considering leaving careers, according to a recent McKinsey-Lean In report, a likely result of the pandemic thrusting families into an untenable and unsustainable position.

For decades, policymakers have struggled to adequately support working families. Right now, whole industries are suffering while just a few corporations take independent action. How we respond now will have major implications for work in the future and gender equity. Join The Future Works Alliance PHL, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Chariot Solutions to understand the challenge and explore solutions interactively. Through collaboration, we can support women and our economy can thrive in the future of work.

Short on time? You can also read about the event at Technical.ly Philly.