Viewpoint Why Work Isn’t Working For Women

Boston Business Journal
By Lynn Wooten and Andrea Silbert
November 11, 2021

For decades, women in the workplace have been “doing it all,” juggling professional, personal, and civic life in a balance that, unfortunately, has been widely accepted as the norm. Now, as we approach two years under a pandemic, we’ve seen the “norms” unravel under the pressures of job insecurity, increased need for child and elder care, and the collapse of female-dominated industries, causing a massive flight of women from the workplace.

Now that employers are embracing hybrid and reimagined workspaces, there is a need and opportunity to reset the model. As physical workplaces reopen, we must implement meaningful, forward-thinking policies to offer women the structure and support they need not just to stay, but to advance.

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