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Creating a more equitable recovery: Addressing the economic barriers COVID-19 exacerbated for women in Chicago

June 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Partner Event

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed pain points in our economy and safety net systems (or lack thereof). We can no longer look away, avoid nuanced discussions, or fail to acknowledge the deeply rooted racial and gender disparities that exist in the labor market.

Inspired by the advocacy of the Mayor’s Women’s Advisory Council, a collaborative team across the Mayor’s Office, World Business Chicago, Women Employed, and Civic Consulting Alliance is releasing a report detailing the impact of COVID-19 on women, and particularly women of color, in the workforce.

Please join us for a virtual event on Wednesday, June 29th, from 2-3pm Central time to hear key takeaways from the report, as well as a discussion from a panel of experts on the pandemic’s impact and how we can all work together to create a more equitable recovery.

City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services Commissioner Brandie Knazze will moderate the panel, which will include:

  • Ai-jen Poo, President at National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Camille DiCicco, Director of Social Impact at Discover Financial Services
  • Cherita Ellens, President and CEO at Women Employed
  • Matt Bruce, Executive Director at Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
  • Lisa Bly-Jones, CEO at Chicago Jobs Council

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June 29, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!