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COVID-19 + Working Women: How to Reverse the Shecession

26th April 2021

The pandemic has disproportionately affected working women. The lines between work and home are blurry for everyone and women are often the primary caregiver for children and parents. As a result, women are downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce, a trend that is erasing decades of progress. MSI's Massachusetts-based law firm member Bowditch & Dewey and the Worcester Business Journal organized a panel discussion entitled COVID-19 + Working Women: How to Reverse the Shecession.

The data is clear — companies that embrace diverse ideas and contributions achieve greater success. Supporting and retaining women is critical to the bottom line. How do you build a flexible support system that can be adapted as necessary? What practical and progressive family-forward policies and programs work? Which ones aren’t working?

Moderator: AiVi Nguyen, Attorney, Bowditch & Dewey
Panelists: Shelley Costantino, Vice President, Field Human Resources, BJ’s Wholesale Club – Desiree Murphy, Sr. Labor & Employee Relations Specialist, UMass Memorial Medical Center – Kati O’Brien, Vice President, HR Corporate Functions and Total Rewards, Staples, Inc. – Chelsie Vokes, Attorney, Bowditch & Dewey

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With nearly 60 lawyers, Bowditch & Dewey offers a depth of practice in the core areas of business and finance, real estate and environmental, litigation, employment and labour, and estate and tax planning.

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