Women in focus: How COVID-19 affected LSG Group employees worldwide
There is no doubt that the past year presented many around the world with unique challenges, but the pandemic has hit women particularly hard. Last week, PwC published its annual “Women in Work Index”, in which they reported that the “disproportionate burden of unpaid childcare falls on women”. So large is the burden that women are leaving the workforce in much higher numbers than men.
As the world continues to reel in and deal with the impacts of COVID-19, we wanted to take the time on International Women’s Day to recognize some of the many women who keep the LSG Group running.
Whether they have been with the company for years or they are just starting their career; whether based in Germany, Thailand, Brazil, the USA or South Africa; whether they are mothers or not, these are their individual struggles and successes over the past year. (Gallery below)
More findings from the “Women in Work Index”:
According to research by UN Women, women on average spent six more hours per week on unpaid childcare than men every week.
According to the OECS Short Term Labor Market Statistics, that number has increased significantly during COVID-19. Women now spend 7.7 more hours per week on unpaid childcare than men. This increase equates to 31.5 hours per week in total – almost as much an extra full-time job.