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Women’s History Month Has Lots to Celebrate

With some caveats

Sobering statistics shadow the many reasons to celebrate Women’s History Month. For example, 27 times more men than women joined the labor force in January 2022, and there were 1.1 million fewer women in the workforce in January 2022 compared to February 2020, according to an analysis by the National Women’s Law Center.

The pandemic played a large part in that gender disparity for many reasons, including that women tended to have jobs that were more affected by the economic downturn and shutdowns than men, and there were larger demands on women related to child care, elder care and other familial responsibilities, according to Gallup research.

However, women—and their history—have always been marked by perseverance, as many associations are highlighting during this month to call attention to the many obstacles women have overcome to forge careers for themselves despite adversity.

Please select this link to read the complete article from Associations Now.

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