This Week in Women

‘I had to choose being a mother’: With no childcare or summer camps, women are bring edged out of the workforce

The Lily

There is not enough time to do everything. Families have to make tough choices: If a ball must be dropped, which one should it be? Chances are, in a heterosexual couple, it will be a woman’s paid labor.


Are women publishing less during the pandemic? Here’s what the data say


So, she looked at preprint servers to investigate whether women were posting fewer studies than they were before lockdowns began. The analysis — and several others — suggests that, across disciplines, women’s publishing rate has fallen relative to men’s amid the pandemic.

Evidence shows that women perform more household work than men do.Credit: Getty

Affordable childcare is increasingly difficult to find in the U.S. – Coronavirus could make it harder

Megan Leonhardt, CNBC

Like Fletcher, about 17% of child-care centers around the country are closed to all but the children of essential workers, according to a recent survey of 5,000 providers nationwide conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. About half of child-care providers opted to close temporarily when the pandemic hit their businesses.

7 Leadership Lessons Men can Learn from Women

Harvard Business Review

As we have argued before, the real problem is not a lack of competent females; it is too few obstacles for incompetent males, which explains the surplus of overconfident, narcissistic, and unethical people in charge.

Why do men win 99 percent of all procurement contracts?


At ITC we have created a series of offerings related to public procurement, many of which are targeting women-owned business in particular. These include best practices and guidelines such as Empowering Women through Public Procurement and Procurement Map, a database that details information on over 150,000 tenders daily and specifies opportunities for women-owned businesses and legislation on women and procurement.

Transparency with Diana B: Working Mothers in Quarantine (podcast)

I enjoyed participating in this discussion with three other mothers working from home while homeschooling children.

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