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What Women Want at Work

Leadership, Skills and the She-Cession

International Women's Day (IWD) on 8 March is an annual event recognizing the social, ​economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The UN has deemed #BreaktheBias the theme for 2022 and is a day that also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. 

Progressing the She-cession towards a She-covery is mission critical and addressing challenges to women’s workforce participation is at its core. With the growing demand for new skills and employers' prediction of a strong demand for talent across key sectors, employers need to help women return to the workplace and better accommodate what women want at work. 

Leading up to International Women’s Day and continuing into March for Women's History Month, ManpowerGroup will share fresh gender parity content featuring standout data and campaign core messages pegged to the timely hooks of International Women's Day and Women's History Month.

Data is beginning to show that women will be impacted longer term by the economic and social crisis:

More than 1.5 billion children out of school worldwide, many

working mothers are juggling full-time careers while taking care of

children and teaching from home. In Europe and Central Asia, 25% of self-employed women lost their jobs, compared to 21% of men.

And in the U.S., 1 in 3 working mothers has considered leaving the workforce or downshifting their career because of COVID-19.

To learn more about the data, complete the brief form on the right to download the copy of the full report.