The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 30 years of progress for women in the
The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out 30 years of progress for women in the workforce. It’s time for action.
TARRA is partnering with Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce on the 5th Annual State of Women in Business event—sponsored by HealthOne—where we will dive into the reality of the Shecession. This unique event will feature a data presentation, community engagement opportunities, and the launch of CWCC and TARRA’s Getting Women Back to Work Executive Roundtable Discussion series.
This landmark roundtable series led by Metropolitan State University, is bringing together local thought leaders, research experts, and corporate executives to determine a path forward for our communities to actively address the post-COVID “Shecession”. It’s going to take all of us, not just women, to get women back to work.
This is a free event.
We are committed to creating safe spaces, and if this topic is in your shared experience—please join us!
The Impact On Women in Business:
— Women lost 5.3M jobs during the pandemic. Women’s labor force participation is at a 33-year low.
— Caregivers are in crisis. Nearly a million women who’ve left the workforce are mothers. Black, Hispanic, and single moms are among the most affected.
— Unemployment is higher for BIPOC women. Overall, unemployment stood at 6.3% in January. It was 5.1% for white women vs. 7.9% for Asian women, 8.5% for Black women, and 8.8% for Latinas.
— The gender pay gap could get worse. Economists estimate the pandemic could increase it from 81 cents on the dollar to 76 cents.
About Getting Women Back to Work Executive Roundtable Discussion Series:
Launching at State of Women, this roundtable is bringing together executives, hourly workers, business owners, women who have left the workforce and more to:
— Create guidelines to ensure LGBTQ, BIPOC & AAPI women have equal access to professional opportunities, affordable childcare and flexible work options
— Develop a recommended set of solutions and guidelines for businesses and corporations to ensure women are hired back, paid equal wages and given a clear path to equal opportunities for promotion
— Draw a roadmap for our communities to address the needs of what women need now to get back to work
About Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce focuses on strategies to help professional women work smarter, network effectively, and compete successfully. Our programs cultivate business development, professional excellence, alliances and leadership. We seek to make Colorado the state in the nation for women to advance in business.
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