Just when women thought they might be making progress toward equality at home and at work, COVID-19 crushed years of effort in a matter of months. For many professional working mothers, sheltering in place has meant working full time, home schooling their children and bearing the brunt of parenting duties – all while fearing the loss of their jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately six in ten of the jobs eliminated in the first wave of the pandemic were held by women. Single mothers have been hardest hit, losing jobs at a higher rate than married women.
In the midst of a pandemic, how can women have the necessary conversations with their bosses and partners to halt this regression and continue a dialogue toward fairness at home and at work? Join Executives’ Club of Chicago President and CEO Margaret Mueller for a powerful conversation with Eve Rodsky, author of the best-selling book Fair Play, at noon on Friday, Oct. 16. Rodsky’s book is the result of exhaustive research into how responsibilities can be reimagined, reprioritized, and redistributed so that women can reach their full potential – and everyone benefits.