IWD 2021 Panel Event: The Impact of the Pandemic on Working Women

IWD 2021 Panel Event: The Impact of the Pandemic on Working Women

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International Women's Day 2021 panel event - 5 panellists discuss the impacts of the covid crisis on working women

About this event

It has been a challenging year for everyone, but many have argued that the covid crisis has played particular impact on working women.

It has been said that the pandemic has dragged women back to the 1950s with women having to triple their workload juggling home-schooling, housework, cooking and a job.

The South Westminster BIDs have welcomed 5 panellists to discuss the pros and cons of the pandemic on working women and other exisiting inequalities to mark this year's International Women's Day and the 2021 theme #ChoosetoChallenge.

Panel Line Up -

Joy Burnford (Chair), Nicholas Cheffings, Lisa Burger, Jessica Laditan and Jessica Chivers

Find out more about our panel here

Event Format -

Introduction: Ruth Duston, Chief Executive for Victoria, Victoria Westminster & The Northbank BIDs

Charity welcome: Rebecca Gill, Executive Director for Rosa

Chair introduction & panel discussion:

* The progress made prior to the pandemic

* The increase in workload for working women during the covid crisis, particularly for mothers

* The job loss threat

* The role of female key workers

* Self employed and the lack of financial support

* Working from home developments

* Innovation and skillset demand changes

*The impact of the crisis on society's other existing inequalities

Panel conclusion and opportunity for Q&A

*During the event, live illustrator Katie Chappell will capture the key points discussed

Charity Partner - Rosa

This year, the South Westminster BIDs have partnered with the charity Rosa to help raise funds for the amazing work they do to support women from all backgrounds across the UK. While the event is free to attend, we are asking attendees to support the charity by making a small donation to their JustGiving page

Rosa is a grant making charity that invests, connects, and champions grassroots women’s organisations working to make the UK a fairer, safer place for women and girls.

All attendees to the event will be entered into a raffle to win prizes very kindly donated by some of the BIDs local businesses. Donations to Rosa are not required to be entered into the prize draw but they would be greatly appreciated.

#IWD2021 #ChoosetoChallenge

@victoriabid @thenorthbankbid @rosaforwomen