The COVID-19 pandemic has seen women dropping out (or being forced out) of the workforce in record numbers. What are the reasons behind this shift and how might they affect gender equality in the long run? Additionally, how can brands support mothers as they strive to find success and balance?
Dr. Pamela Stone is a sociologist and professor at City University of New York. She specializes in gender inequality in employment, job segregation and pay equity. She is the author of Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home and Opting Back In: What Really Happens When Mothers Go Back To Work.
Carmina Ravanera is a research associate at the Institute for Gender and Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is also the co-author of the Feminist Economic Recovery Plan. Her research focuses on gender, race, social justice and human rights.
Many workplaces are beginning to confront the societal structures that perpetuate systemic racism but it’s just the start of a long conversation. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, to understand why it’s important to have uncomfortable discussions about race.
The financial inequalities faced by women in America aren’t limited to a pay gap. Traditional gender expectations and a lack of tailored services mean that they’re also less prepared for retirement than men. So, how can women be encouraged to build a nest egg as they move through life?
The soccer mom cliché couldn’t feel more dated. These days, American moms are more likely to be breadwinners than pitchside cheerleaders. But a new era for moms doesn’t mean businesses have adapted, so they’re making new realities instead. How are moms taking control – and are brands keeping up?
The company Awaken aims to create a compassionate space for uncomfortable workplace conversations. Running thought-provoking workshops around inclusion and social justice, its principles are built on long-term commitment to DEI, rather than knee-jerk reaction initiatives.