COVID-19 brought unequal impacts to women and intensified already widening inequities. The pandemic drove acute job losses in lower-paying service roles, which are largely staffed by women. Women in all industries and levels also disproportionately downshifted their careers to take on increased caregiving burdens as schools and daycares closed.
Against this backdrop, Equileap, a leader in corporate gender equity research, issued its fourth annual Gender Equality Global Report and Ranking in March 2021. Utilizing publicly available data and policy information to assign gender equality scores, the report summarizes key findings and 2020 gender lens metrics by country and sector.
The above is a excerpt from a piece by Marypat Thenell Smucker featured on TheImpactivate.com.