The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally impacted women, both in terms of gender equality and women’s economic gains. Heading into the pandemic, women, particularly women of color, were more likely to work in sectors hit hardest by business closures, such as healthcare, retail, and the informal economy. Women were also more impacted by the burdens of caregiving, and mothers with young children have been especially slow to reenter the labor force.

The External LinkFederal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar Series focuses on a recovery that is inclusive. Each seminar in the series will present research illuminating an issue critical to our economy, and presenters will discuss how the community development field can use these findings to support a recovery that benefits everyone. Join us October 21 for a research seminar that will explore issues related to women’s economic declines during the pandemic and the ability of women to participate equally in existing markets, post-recession.

Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Understanding and Empowering Women’s Economic Participation
October 21, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT

About the Series
The External LinkFederal Reserve Community Development Research Seminar Series is a forum for exploring the intersection of research, policy, and practice in the community development field. The Series expands access to high-quality research that informs stakeholders who are working to support low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color.