How is the pandemic impacting women from work to home to mental health? Two experts explain
This morning, News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Jocelyn Frye, a former Obama administration official who now works at the Center for American Progress, and Caroline Poland, a licensed mental health counselor and a certified clinical trauma professional, to speak about the pandemic's impact on women.
More than 67 million women are currently employed in the United States.
Since February 2020, 5.4 million women have lost their jobs. Over 2.5 million women have disappeared from the workforce entirely. And three working mothers are unemployed for every father, as of September 2020. Frye talks about the impact on women, and what we can do about it. Poland talks about how unemployment affects women mentally:
How can employers help working women right now? What can they do? Frye and Poland answer in the video below:
This year, Choose to Challenge is the theme for International Women's Day, with a call to action for us to all step up and challenge inequity:
Poland talks about compassionate fatigue and burnout in women: