COVID-19 forced more than 2.3 million women out of the labor force, and 1 in 4 women are contemplating downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce entirely.
It’s clear that the pandemic didn’t undermine a functioning system. Rather, it exposed what women have known for decades: work doesn’t work for moms, and work-life balance is an illusion. Too many employers continue to fail to provide the basic policies and practices moms need to thrive — at work and at home.
Today, employers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine the future of work and participate in rebuilding our economy in a way that is inclusive, equitable, and values women’s labor.
In partnership with APCO Impact, we surveyed more than 1,000 American moms, reviewed hundreds of academic studies and articles, and interviewed dozens of experts to create a new playbook outlining the 10 things moms need to return to — and thrive at — work.