Women and the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19

by | May 28, 2020

Join Workmatters for a free digital event at 12:00 PM Central on June 9 as we discuss the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had on women as the worlds of work and home collide. Whether you feel the strain of it or not, this is an important conversation that everyone needs to be a part of.

And while not every woman is married with kids, every woman understands the mental load of competing priorities and disproportionate obligations. In a recent Washington Post article, the writers pointed out that while men spend much more time with their kids than they used to—and that the number of “stay-at-home fathers has doubled in the past 20 years”—there is still so much work to do if we are to create truly equitable workplace culture that values work-life balance for all people, regardless of life season, marital status, and gender. 

Social distancing has taken a particular toll on women who find themselves simultaneously carrying the mental load of work and home as their worlds have completely merged. Some have moved from office park to kitchen table, while others find themselves working in essential roles and carrying the additional worry that the risk brings along with it.

This Offsite digital event will be moderated by Workmatters’ executive in residence, Catherine Corley, as she leads a discussion with a panel of executives and directors from Walmart, Harvest Group, and P&G. They will discuss balancing work and family in a COVID-19 world and our role, and obligation, as believers to flip the script as we lead the charge into this next normal.

Attendees will receive “Balance: Faith-in-Action Plan,” a free downloadable tool to help you navigate, through the lens of faith, your own struggles with balancing life and work.

To learn more about the speaker lineup and to register for this free event, visit workmatters.org/offsite.