Webinar:“Women in the Workforce: Addressing the Impacts of COVID-19”

Senate President Karen E. Spilka to headline Zoom event on job losses affecting women during pandemic

WHAT: The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce are both severe and lopsided in comparison to men. For women of color, who make up a higher percentage of essential workers, job losses are even worse. Addressing this “she-cession” will take a focused effort across sectors: government, business, advocates, and academia must all play a role, and the effort must be sustained and funded adequately over time.

MAPC will host a panel discussion of the strategies and policies that could help address this growing gap.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) has hosted a series of webinars to keep local officials and stakeholders aware of resources and initiatives to help assist in their response efforts. All webinars are free and open to the public.

Learn more at http://www.mapc.org/covid-19-webinars.

WHEN: Thursday, April 1 @ 11 a.m.


  • Karen E. Spilka, D-Ashland, Massachusetts Senate President
  • Saskia Epstein, Founding Member, MA Business Coalition for Early Childhood Ed.
  • Tanisha Sullivan, Esq., NAACP Boston Branch President
  • Leslie Forde, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts Member, Brookline

There will be Q&A following the panel discussion.

WHERE: RSVP and tune in on Zoom: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf-yqqj4jE9LqGPLIee_TwA4mZJIWdBJi.

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