10 Nov 2020
How COVID-19 has added to the ‘motherhood penalty’

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.

Genelle Levy is a writer and journalist who covers art, culture, and social issues. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Global News, and The Canadian Media Guild.