Studies have supported that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, particularly when it comes to participating in the workforce.
Women were forced out of jobs at a much higher rate than men, leading many of these professionals to throw their support behind remote and flexible arrangements.
But adopting these models means more than just giving women the opportunity to balance their home and work responsibilities — it can influence the gender pay gap.
Prior to the pandemic, finding jobs that gave women the ability to achieve both a healthy work-life balance and fair pay was nearly impossible. As the pandemic loosens its grip and childcare services become more available again, mothers still desire to have workplace flexibility without a loss in pay.
For many moms, part-time jobs have served as the solution to their struggles. However, this leads to a 30% decrease in pay per hour compared to full-time roles according to the Economic Policy Institute.
Now that the tides are turning and remote policies are increasingly becoming normalized, women and mothers may finally be able to achieve equal pay while working their preferred schedule.