We are concerned about the change in the status of women since COVID hit – and we intend to do something about it! There were gender gaps prior to COVID, but the hardest hit sectors are those where women are most often employed. In fact, gender parity in some industries has stopped. The Gender Gap Report indicates that it will now take 135.6 years to close the gender gap worldwide!
Are you seeing evidence of these changes where you live? I’m seeing women reevaluating their past career choices and looking toward “What’s next for me? Do I want to stay on the same trajectory or is it worth it? Is there a new opportunity for me to pivot and do more of what I really want to do? And what is it that I want to do?”
We are rethinking these questions as well. Our mission is to empower women to be all they can be by providing stories and examples of trailblazing women. However, what more can we do? Our answer is to reposition our website and our thrust to provide more than stories. We want to provide real resources to making change. One of those resources is to provide access to courses to build skills in new directions. The first one we are promoting is a discounted access to the Corporate Board Readiness Workshop. Read about it here. It starts April 30, so think about taking the course if this is part of your new life picture.