The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on working women, with millions losing their job or being forced to quit their job due to day-care centers and schools being closed. Experts say this mass exit of women from the workforce could limit an individual's earning potential and possibly lead to long-term effects on the overall economy. "Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden" (The New York Times)
In early October, videos surfaced on social media showing the Nigerian Police Force's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) shooting, harassing and killing unarmed citizens, leading to the #ENDSARS hashtag going viral online. Behind this viral movement is a group of young female activists fighting for change in their country. "How Women Powered Nigeria's #ENDSARS Movement" (ELLE)
Though there's been a lot of talk about the need for greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace, a new report from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles shows that since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, only 3% of CEO seats at the world's largest companies have gone to women. "World's Biggest Companies Chose Men to Lead in the Pandemic" (Bloomberg)
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