Women--especially single moms and women of color--are bearing the brunt of this recession. Many have experienced closed schools and day care facilities, forcing primary caretakers to juggle between childcare and work. In addition, women have been disproportionately affected by the decline in female-dominated service jobs. They are likely to experience layoffs, drop out of the labor force, or have their hours cut.
Care.com estimates that the American workforce could lose 4.5 million women. The National Bureau of Economic Research found that between February and April 2020, female unemployment increased 12.8 percent compared to a 9.9 percent increase for men.
Given the mountain of issues that women are facing –what does this mean for women entrepreneurs?
Join us September 24, 11:00am PDT as we explore how women entrepreneurs are being affected by the current “female recession”. A panel of colleagues who work closely with women entrepreneurs will discuss what trends they are seeing and how they are pivoting to support women-owned businesses. Then, we will open the floor for participants to ask questions and share their resources and strategies.
- Welcome: EA Purpose, and Introductions
- Feature Topic: Panel on Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in a Female Recession
- Q&A and Discussion
- Schenae Rourk, Vice President, National Association for Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-CA)
- Dr. Pamela Williamson, President and CEO, Women's Business Enterprise Council - West (WBEC-West)
- Swann Do, Director of Women's Business Center, Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)
Mark your calendar for this opportunity to connect and discuss this important topic. To learn more about Entrepreneurship Advantage, visit our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.