International Women’s Day is especially relevant this March, as COVID-19 saw nearly 2.4 million women leave the U.S. workforce in 2020, compared with less than 1.8 million men. The pandemic continues to have a disproportionate effect on women.
When daycares and schools closed, many women had to choose between caring for their children at home and working. Fewer women have rejoined the workforce, and statistics show a slow recovery.
Focusing on women’s issues for one day and continuing to raise awareness both globally and in the U.S. will hopefully lead to increased gender parity in our children’s future.
– Katie Betz, C2 Communications