For a moment in early 2020, women made up over 50% of the workforce. By January 2021, women’s labor force participation had fallen to levels last seen in 1988, more than three decades ago. Recent evidence suggests that women may be returning to work, much of it part-time or gig work, but so much remains unknown.

In this webinar, we’ll talk about the ways COVID has affected women at work. We’ll examine the particularly harsh effects on women of color, single mothers, and low-income women, as well as the impact on mothers of taking a career break. We’ll focus on the path forward for women and their companies, and discuss the nature of remote work for organizations. We’ll also offer guidance and considerations for those choosing to pursue remote work moving forward.

Suggested Audience:
This webinar is designed for women and those who employ, mentor, or support them. It will have value to both individuals and HR professionals/organizational change-makers as we enter a new frontier of work and adapt to the evolving needs of the workforce. Those looking for guidance on updating remote work arrangements or are considering remote work personally are also encouraged to attend.

Presenter: Distinguished Professor Joan C. Williams, UC Hastings College of the Law

Check out Joan’s LA Times op-ed that delves into the popular culture themes and fairness gap
Discussion & Reflection Questions
Tools for Workplace Flexibility Proposal
Presentation slides

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