In Australia, women spend 64.4% of their average weekly working time on unpaid care work compared to 36.1% for men. This disparity impacts women’s financial security and the economy, with unpaid work estimated to be worth 50% of GDP in both Australia and the UK.
The disruption of COVID-19 has led to many people are accessing remote and flexible working for the first time, revealing an opportunity to imagine a wildly different post-COVID working environment. Unfortunately, recent data shows that the pandemic has exacerbated gender inequality, with women more likely to face economic insecurity and a disproportionate share of childcare.
In this webinar, our expert speakers discussed how employers can help balance the scales for men and women at work and at home. Our panellists shared insights on the latest data and offered practical tips for how organisations can use COVID:19 as a positive catalyst for change towards workplace gender equality.
Note: this webinar was conducted under Chatham House Rule and no recording is available.