#thirdshift

Cancel the 3rd Shift: Improving Retention of Women

Mar 16, 2022

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

We’ve all heard of women’s Second Shift at home, but it turns out women also have a Third Shift at work. Women disproportionately carry the burden of “office housework” — that’s what some experts call non-promotable, less valued work — in addition to official work functions. These dynamics are even more extreme for women of color and other underrepresented groups. This not only slows women’s advancement at work; it reinforces problematic gender norms around unpaid home labor. Organizations can’t afford to accept the status quo. Women still make up just 10% of C-suite positions, and the pandemic has precipitated a regression on gender equality — all while top talent is making unprecedented demands for workplace equity. This panel will discuss what’s behind this trend and ways to address it.

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Chandra Adusei

The Fempreneur Consultant

Aubrey Blanche

Culture Amp

Ana Bracic

Michigan State University

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Culture

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Beginner

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