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Pandemic pummels female workforce

A new report has determined that the pandemic has not just halted improvements in employment for women but set it back by two years.

The report also states: “Women from Ethnic Minority groups are still more than a decade behind White women in terms of unemployment, and are proportionately worse off now than they were in 2011.

The tenth edition of PwC’s Women in Work Index compiled data from Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries and the results were concerning.

PwC Bermuda director, and the inclusion and diversity leader, Megan Green said: “The pandemic has resulted in a setback for women and our goal of gender equality in the workplace.

“Whilst we have all felt the impact of the pandemic, women as a whole have shouldered a greater burden when balancing the increasing home requirements of child care and home-schooling and their role in the workplace.

“We need governments and businesses to address this consequence of the pandemic and to consider the needs of women and other disadvantaged groups. This is essential if we are to close the gap and improve gender equality in both work and society, and finally #breakthebias.”

Ethnicity and gender pay penalty analysis shows that, in Britain, women from ethnic minority groups earn less than men from both White and ethnic minority groups and White women, based on (like-for-like comparison) of people working in the same occupations and with the same qualification levels.

Megan Green: PwC Bermuda director, and inclusion and diversity leader (File photograph)

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Published March 09, 2022 at 7:46 am (Updated March 09, 2022 at 7:46 am)

Pandemic pummels female workforce

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