The pandemic took a toll on professional women, especially women with children. Faced with the challenges of trying to balance domestic responsibilities and work, many women left the workforce early on. The lack of childcare during this time period was a major contributor to their exit.
Now the tide may be turning. School is back in session and companies are beginning to offer more flexible options, including remote work. Research indicates that women between 25 and 54, especially those with college degrees and children, are returning to work. In fact, they are returning to work faster than men.
For women, however, especially those working remotely, successfully navigating the workplace is more challenging than ever. An unlevel playing field still exists where men have more opportunities for promotion, sponsorship, salary increases, and participation in special projects. But now, the unlevel playing field has another component; those who work in the office and are present every day versus those who work from home.
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