BFF - Business Forward Females - 4/13/2021
Breaking Through the "She-cession"
The economic impact of the pandemic is undeniable -- especially for women. Millions have been laid off, furloughed, or otherwise forced to leave their jobs. In fact, women's participation in the U.S. workforce is at its lowest rate since 1988. Even those still in the workforce are struggling. Between anxiety about health and finances, home-schooling children, and feeling socially isolated, it’s been a challenging time. On the other hand, female leaders have been shown to be particularly effective over the last year, and those working for women report higher engagement. Getting more women up the hierarchy is vital, but as we look ahead to the “other side” of the pandemic, there is concern that progress may stall. So what can we do about it now?
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• Hear the facts about the "she-cession"
• Gain insight on why it's important to get and keep more women in leadership
• Reevaluate leadership and success
• Discuss steps that you and your organization can take now
Jean Beaupre, EdD, is an Associate Professor of Communication at Nichols College, where she is also an advisor to their Institute for Women's Leadership. She studies issues of women in the workforce, including serving as the lead author of Nichols' Massachusetts Women's Leadership Index, a biennial assessment of women's representation in leadership in the Commonwealth. Prior to joining Nichols and after working in NYC, Jean was the co-founder and director of Smith & Jones, a full-service marketing agency, for 15 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in Corporate & Organizational Communication also from Northeastern, and a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Providence College.