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The Gendered Impact of COVID 19 and Remote Work on Women and Organizations

By Mary Shapiro
July 15, 2020
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The world of work has dramatically shifted with the COVID outbreak. Employees across all industries and all levels are now working remotely, significantly impacting how work gets done. In this commentary we first provide a brief overview of the gender dynamics that are present in every organization and how those dynamics may be exacerbated by remote work. Secondly, we offer recommendations for both organizations and individuals who are committed to continuing their diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) efforts during the COVID crises and remote work. Our goal is to assist organizations and individuals in facing the immediate crises and in continuing their DE&I work for a brighter future beyond.

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