Last December 156,000 people lost jobs due to the pandemic - and all of them were women.
Not just a high percentage of them. All of them.
It comes as no surprise that Black and Latina women have been disproportionately affected. At this time during the pandemic, Latinas have the highest unemployment rate at 9.1%, followed by Black women at 8.4%. White women have the lowest unemployment rate at 5.7%. In addition, many women are leaving the workforce altogether: 2.5 million of them, so far.
This could be the biggest backward step for women’s representation in the workplace we’ve seen. While there are many factors at play, this session will spotlight the hidden culprit that has an outsized impact - gender bias.
Tune in to watch Deb Campbell (Senior Consultant, NLI) facilitate a panel discussion with Francine Rosado-Cruz (Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Davis Polk & Wardwell), Janet Stovall (Senior Client Strategist, NLI), and Elizabeth Haines (Professor, Social Scientist, William Paterson University).
Together they will unpack the research about gender and performance and how this shows up in workplace hiring and development. This diverse panel will shine a light through the lens of intersectionality. Lastly, they will discuss organizational strategies that can put us back on the road to gender parity.
Women’s History Month is a timely opportunity for this conversation to see how the pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted so many gender and racial disparities. Don’t miss out.
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Davis Polk & Wardwell
Professor, Social Scientist, William Paterson University