Utah Women, COVID, and Work: What Companies Can Do to Help Women Thrive

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Journal/Book Title/Conference

Women in Business


A B W A Management, Llc.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all Utahns in profound ways. Yet, hundreds of national and global reports have concluded that women’s employment and careers have been disproportionately impacted during this time. In Utah, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah reported that, from 2019 to 2020, jobs held by women declined at a rate more than double that of men, and unemployment rose more for females than males. Although Utah has experienced a quicker economic rebound this past year compared to other states, women are still struggling in many ways.

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