ON THE JOB
Women hold 50% of U.S. jobs, but they hold 70-79% of frontline jobs in the pandemic.
- 84.7% Bank Tellers are women
- 88.9% Registered Nurses are women
- 71.2% Grocery Cashiers are women
- 93.4% Childcare Workers are women
IN THE HOME
Women are spending 20 hours more per week than their male partners on family and household chores
- Childcare – 40 hours per week / 23% more than men
- Caring for relatives – 10 hours / 100% more than men
- Housework – 21 hours / 50% more than men
AT THE HELM
Women leaders around the globe have been the most effective protecting their citizens.
Germany, led by Angela Merkel, has had a far lower death rate than Britain, France, Italy, or Spain.
Finland, where Prime Minister Sanna Marin, 34, governs with a coalition of four female-led parties, has had fewer than 10% as many deaths as nearby Sweden.
Tsai Ing-wen, leader of Taiwan, has presided over one of the most successful efforts in the world at containing the virus, using testing, contact tracing, and isolation measures to control infections without a full national lockdown.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand had been largely successful in meeting her ambitious goal of eradicating, rather than just controlling, outbreaks of COVID-19.
In industry, healthcare, and research labs, women are at the forefront of response and recovery:
Pivoting to Masks from Wedding Veils
Sara Gabriel Designs
After two decades growing her wedding accessories company, Ms. Gabriel found her small business fighting to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. A quick pivot from designing tiaras and veils to creating high-quality face masks enabled her to avoid layoffs and stay in business.
Dr. Elaine Batchlor
Protecting LA’s Most Vulnerable
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
As the CEO of award-winning Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Dr. Bachelor has led the hospital’s fight against COVID-19 in the underserved South Los Angeles community.
Dr. Jessilyn Dunn
Tracking a Deadly Virus
Dr. Dunn’s research study, called CovIdentify, is exploring how data collected by smartphones, smartwatches, and other wearable tech may help identify the COVID-19 illness in device users.
Dr. Maya Petersen
Forecasting Demand for Ventilators
Dr. Petersen is working on a web application to provide projections of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and ventilator needs to improve public health responses to the pandemic.