This Week in Women

CFP Board Elects Kamila McDonnough, CFP as 2021 Board Chair-Elect

McDonnough, the First African American Woman Chosen to Chair-Elect Role, Brings Strong Board and Leadership Experience to CFP Board.

Kamila McDonnough, CFP

Moms are twice as likely as dads to have been negatively impacted at work by the pandemic

Nearly twice as many working moms (81 percent) as dads (41 percent) said their ability to engage effectively at work has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. The most common reasons moms have been struggling were anxiety/stress in their personal life, family pressures and anxiety/stress due to job security.

Women’s careers could take a long-term hit from coronavirus pandemic

Opening economies without schooling and child care is a “recipe for a generational wipeout of mothers’ careers,” said Joan Williams, a professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and the founder of the Center for WorkLife Law.

How coronavirus could do real, long-term damage to women’s careers

Women have been hit harder by the economic crisis sparked by Covid-19. June unemployment numbers show that 11.2% of women over age 20 are unemployed, which is a full percentage point higher than male unemployment in that same age group, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent jobs report.

‘I’m going to physically explode’ – Mom rage in a pandemic

“We’re asking all parents, but it’s especially moms on the front lines, to try to do 24/7 child care without a break at the same time that they’re trying to often hold down a job,” said Laura Markham, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, parenting coach and author of “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting.” “So, is there more mom rage?” she asked. “How could there not be?”

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