Workplace authenticity can be a woman's best friend
Women have been struggling to strike the right balance between work and personal life for years. Research shows that about five years ago, 58% of millennial moms said being a working mom makes it harder to get ahead in their careers. Even more concerning, half of women age 30 and under said they thought their gender was a disadvantage at work. Fast forward to 2021 and COVID-19 has further complicated the problem.
While it’s easy to assume that the shift to remote work in response to the pandemic would ease some of the burden pressing on women’s work/life balance, that is far from the truth. Increasingly, evidence shows that COVID-19 has impacted women in the workplace at every level — all the way from frontline workers to senior managers.