To celebrate Women's History Month & IWD we have brought together 4 leading women in Gibraltar from recruitment, legal, training and tech to talk about the experiences, outcomes and new policies within their work places and international businesses to provide solutions for the issues faced during the impact of the pandemic and working from home acceleration head on.
Because let's face it whether at home or continuing to work, as carers, health workers and frontline workers we need to find ways to better support women who are leading the fight against Covid-19.
Joining us for this panel discussion are Angelique Pearson founder of SRG Europe, Jo Abergel founder of Rock Learning, Kim Alcantara, Director of Legal at BetVictor and Leah Carnegie Chief People Officer at Lottoland. We will discuss attracting and retaining female talent, the new policies for work from home to assist women and families, support for working mothers/ women carers, new opportunities for remote hiring, reskilling, soft skills and demand for startups and tech.
A recent report by PWC UK & Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found women’s jobs are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 because of existing gender inequalities in society. The disruptive impact of the pandemic on service sectors with high levels of female employment has meant that unemployment rate rose across the OECD in 2020, with women losing their jobs at a faster rate than men.
"COVID-19 is also amplifying the unequal burden of unpaid care and domestic work carried by women. Caring responsibilities have already caused more women than men to exit the workforce. The longer this higher care burden on women lasts, the more likely women are to leave the labour market permanently - not only reversing progress towards gender equality, but also stunting economic growth.The full impact of COVID-19 on women in work has not yet been realised. If no action is taken, the pandemic will reverse the progress made by the OECD towards gender parity in the workplace, with the Women in Work Index estimated to fall in 2020 and 2021."
Join us as we raise awareness and celebrate the social, economic and cultural achievements of women globally and the solutions that are being put in place on how to better support them.
Startup Grind Gibraltar Team
Margaret, Mark & Denise