From She-cession to She-covery: Rising from the Pandemic

May 20, 2021
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The Buzz [May 2020/updated January 2021]: “Women are in the bullseye of this pandemic … In leisure, hospitality, education, health care and retail — the sectors that are getting hit the hardest — women are the ones who are falling victim to the first massive waves of this economic crisis.… Women are disproportionately those who do the lowest paid jobs in our economy… women of color in particular are over-represented.” (Emily Martin, VP, National Women’s Law Center, www.cnbc.com/2020/05/14/coronavirus-job-losses-disproportionately-impact-women.html] From the 2020 start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was apparent that the economic crisis affected women more than men – 61%, according to some reports. In this “She-cession”, the financial challenges, career-juggling burden, children’s education, and shortages of food and other necessities fell disproportionately on women. Today, as the economy opens up and we enter a “She-covery” period, some analysts project it may take at least a year for most women – up to several years for women of color – to recover. How can businesses, IT and technology use learning systems and financial guidance to help female employees, their families and local communities expedite this She-covery? We’ll ask Maryann Abbajay at SAP, Denise Malecki at PwC and Ali Wyatt at the Female Founder Collective for their insights on “From She-cession to She-covery: Rising from the Pandemic”.

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Our world is shifting, changing, and digitalizing at a faster pace than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the way we live and work and, for business leaders, there are still many more questions than answers.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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