September 28, 2023

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Supporting Women’s Return to the Workforce

Did you know that nearly 2 million women disappeared from the workforce during the COVIS-19 pandemic? 32% of women report that they feel they need to stay home to care for children and loved ones, and this led to a number of women leaving their jobs in order to take care of their families while stay-at-home orders were in effect. Today, women are beginning to return to the workforce, but there are still some barriers that make the transition difficult. 

One of the biggest challenges women face when looking to return to work is finding reliable child care. 12% of women report that the cost of caregiving services such as nannies, babysitters, or daycares has prevented them from returning to work. As more companies offer childcare services, more women will feel confident that their children will be well taken care of as they pursue their careers. This decrease in stress can also allow women to take better care of their physical selves which can lead to the boost of confidence necessary to feel ready to reenter the workforce.
The societal pressure women face to be full-time caregivers can be exhausting. Supporting women by making childcare more accessible and reliable is the first step in seeing the number of powerful women in business increase. To learn more about supporting women returning to the workforce, take a look at the infographic below:

Why women are finally returning to the office
Source: Sieber Plastic Surgery