21 minutes | Sep 25, 2020

COVID-19's Impact on Women's Careers with Pam Cohen

SHRM’s All Things Work podcast continues to provide coverage of how the world of work is responding to the pandemic. On this week’s episode, we examine how the pandemic is disproportionately impacting women and their careers. 

Research from the Boston Consulting Group indicates that women are twice as likely as men to have primary or sole responsibility for cooking, cleaning, childcare and education during the pandemic. This doesn’t leave a lot of time for work. Likewise, many women are concerned that these increased responsibilities may adversely affect their long-term career prospects because of a perceived inability by their employers to handle the workload.

In this episode of All Things Work, host Tony Lee is joined by Pam Cohen, Ph.D. Pam is a behavioral research scientist and the president of WerkLabs, which is the research division of The Mom Project, a Chicago-based company that provides support for mothers in the workplace.

Listen to hear Tony and Pam discuss actionable steps that employers of any size can take to help facilitate women’s success in the workplace during this unusually trying time.

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