This year, women overtook men as the majority of the U.S. workforce for the first time in a decade. Now, in the coronavirus crisis, women are finding themselves the majority of essential workers and are losing jobs at slightly higher rates than men, according to the Department of Labor. They’re often carrying a larger burden of unpaid domestic work, too — caring for children or family members whose health may be at risk. And they’re less likely to have financial safety nets to fall back on. How will these issues affect women’s working lives — and financial futures — in the long term? Listen as we search for answers.
With Jessica Bennett, gender editor at large; and Sallie Krawcheck, former Wall Street executive and co-founder and chief executive of Ellevest, a firm focused on closing the gender investment gap.