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Juggling Childcare and Careers: Motherhood in COVID

Women have fought hard for their place in the workforce, which is why the challenges of COVID-19 are landing a particularly painful blow. In her article “The Motherhood Recession,” Carol Sankar explains how the impact of COVID-19 is pulling women back from being able to focus on their careers to – once again – juggling full time childcare while trying to work.

This has been a theme I have heard over and over from my clients, and I have felt it in my own experience as well. The framework of women needing to cover childcare needs on top of their own career is a longstanding patriarchal structure that, although is making progress, still has a long way to go.

I appreciate Carol Sankar’s analysis and her practical tips for supporting mothers in the workforce during these times.

by Janelle Chandler

The Motherhood Recession

7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a country, we’ve made monumental and historic strides around the value of women at work. Women, now more than ever, are demanding their voices be heard in almost every industry, highlighting the pay disparity on a consistent rotation for the world to see.