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overview: Experts say the enterprise should examine why the pandemic impacted workers differently and actively try to retain female employees or bring them back if they dropped out.


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The COVID-19 pandemic has majorly—and perhaps permanently—disrupted the way we work, forcing employees out of offices and into the digital workspace. While this has had some benefits for both employers, in terms of productivity and reduced overhead, and employees, who now have some increased flexibility and can cut out their daily commutes, there have been unforeseen setbacks, as well. And women are experiencing the brunt of them.

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Hope Reese

hope reese is a writer based in louisville, kentucky, currently living in budapest. her work has appeared in the atlantic, the boston globe, vox, vice and other publications.