This report provides a framework for shared prosperity and equitable economic recovery. It examines the impact of the economic crisis and recession on working women, their families, and communities. It provides a blueprint for a gender- equitable recovery that is not only about meeting the immediate economic needs of women and families, but lays out a long-term strategy for creating stronger systems and institutions that reflect the experiences and contributions of women in the workforce, in society, and to their families.
“I didn’t sign up for a pandemic, but I am not going to walk away when people need me.”
— Andrea Lindley, 34,
an I.C.U. nurse at a Philadelphia hospital
“I lost my job [in food service] after 20 years with the same company. I couldn’t believe it. I have a son. What am I supposed to do?”
Single mother, 42, in Las Vegas, Nevada
Build(ing) the Future Symposium
We joined leading experts for an online event following the release of our latest economic recovery report and reflected on the policies and programs will be needed the federal and state levels to build an economy and society that uplift women and families.
“As the women who got this administration elected, we have to say ‘no, not this time.’ We need structural fixes and unless we have them, women are going to continue to exit the workforce and women are half the economy” - @cnicolemason in Ms. https://msmagazine.com/2020/11/23/women-workers-biden-harris-election/