Gender Inequality

This is how the US female workforce has been affected by COVID-19

women likes these ones pictured here are an important part of the workforce

2.3 million women left the US workforce in 2020. Image: Unsplash/ LinkedIn Sales Solutions

Kweilin Ellingrud
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
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this is Farida Mercedes who left the workforce in 2020
Farida Mercedes was an HR executive before leaving the workforce in 2020. Image: Mckinsey and Company
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this chart shows that mothers are twice as likely as fathers to spend an extra five hours a day on chores since the COVID-19 crisis began
Inequality has been shown when it comes to chores. Image: Mckinsey and Company

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