When the pandemic began and schools closed their doors, everyone was crazy understanding. While not everyone had children at home learning, on top of our trying to figure out how to work, it felt like we were all in the same boat. Or at least on the same waters, helping one another paddle toward the coastline.
(That was a terrible analogy. I’m sorry.)
Now, nearly a year later (359 days later, to be exact), people have begun to lose patience. Some schools are fully open. Some are on a hybrid schedule. Some have been quarantined (like us) and some are about to go on spring break. People are exhausted. And, while we can see normal life coming up in the near future, we’re not quite there.
We still have a ways to go and during this day after International Women’s Day, I’d like to spend a little time talking today about all of the women who are out there, trying to have it all. That and more on this week’s Spin Sucks podcast episode.
- International Women’s Day
- Women are leaving the workforce at four times the rate as men
- Recent projections based on economic scenarios modeled by McKinsey and Oxford Economics estimate that employment for women may not recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024—two full years after the recovery for men
- Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world