Last month, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council, in partnership with Women Employed, World Business Chicago, and Civic Consulting Alliance, released a report detailing the impact of COVID-19 on women in Chicago. The report finds that women remain economically vulnerable.

Women experienced worse employment outcomes because they were uniquely vulnerable prior to the pandemic and occupied lower quality, low-paid jobs. Fewer women were in the labor force in 2020 compared to 2019. And regardless of educational attainment, women earned less than men. Women deserve workplaces that are equitable, fair, flexible, and safe. Women Employed will continue to advocate to make that a reality, and to ensure women can emerge from the shecession strong and financially secure.

Read the full report here.