Why COVID-19 could force millions of women to quit work - and how to support them

Women walk past a closed shop, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Oxford Street in London, Britain, October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay - RC2EIJ92H4Q8

One in four women are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce entirely because of the impact of COVID-19 Image: REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Victoria Masterson
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Mothers fathers covid-19 employment workforce
Mothers are more likely than fathers to consider leaving work. Image: McKinsey/Lean In
Senior women men employment workforce
More senior-level women are burning out than men. Image: McKinsey/Lean In
Black women work employment racial inequality
Black women are less likely to feel supported at work during COVID-19. Image: McKinsey/Lean In
Caregivers father mother covid-19
Black women are less likely to feel supported at work during COVID-19. Image: McKinsey/Lean In
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Employees don’t always support or advocate for others with less power. Image: McKinsey/Lean In
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