How the pandemic’s push toward remote work could end the motherhood penalty

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Instead of putting their careers on hold to start families, women can maintain their professional momentum by exploring flexible work-from-home opportunities. In the five years after I graduated from business school, I was excited to watch my close friends and peers—many of whom were smart and ambitious women—launch companies and ascend to senior-level executive roles. Ultimately, a good number of these women dropped out of the workforce to raise children. Read Full Story

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Even women in the C-suite are burning out during the pandemic

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In a survey by Chief, a private club for women executives, 70% of women reported taking on more professional responsibilities since the pandemic started. The lagging economic recovery from the pandemic was laid bare in yet another jobs report last week, as hiring rates continue to fall and temporary unemployment becomes permanent for many Americans. One major story of the pandemic-induced recession has been the damage done to working women, hundreds of thousands of whom were forced to drop out of the workforce or have lost their jobs. And a new survey by Chief, a private club for high-powered women, indicates that women in the executive ranks aren’t exempt from the pandemic’s effects. Read Full Story

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What is a ‘Peter problem’? Jaw-dropping study of U.K. CEOs reveals more named Peter than women

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The U.S. has a John, Robert, Michael, William and James problem. Did you know that there are more CEOs named Peter leading top U.K. companies than female CEOs? This and other jaw-dropping findings come in a new report on U.K. corporate leadership among 350 companies on the FTSE index. The research was conduced by diversity and inclusion consultancy The Pipeline . Here are just a few insights: Read Full Story

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