The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on working women across the country has been undeniable – with latest reports showing that, as of October, nearly 3 million fewer women are working than before the pandemic hit. Women are being sidelined in the beginnings of economic recovery and, as the so-called “Great Resignation” continues, women are also more likely to leave their jobs.
This GivingTuesday, JUST, Apple, and Unilever board member and Grameen America CEO Andrea Jung sat down with two members of our JUSTGen network to discuss the opportunity corporate America has right now to ensure the post-pandemic economy works for all women. Tonna Obaze, Chief of Staff at Harlem Capital, and Won Palisoul, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon, joined Jung to talk about the momentum they currently see and what further solutions they think are needed.
Watch the full conversation below to hear their thoughts on issues including pay equity, paid leave policies, recruitment, and more.
This GivingTuesday, JUST invited members of our community to join us in building a #JUSTFuture for all Americans. It’s not too late to contribute – learn more about our campaign and hear from the next generation of business leaders advancing a more equitable economy.
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