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8 Organizations Helping Female Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Over the past few months, millions of workers across the globe have been furloughed or laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic – a reality that has affected women the most.

Just in the second week of March 2020, according to data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, over 412,000 of the total 701,000 jobs lost were held by women. Moreover, in April 2020 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found that women accounted for over 55 percent of the 20.5m jobs that were eradicated during that month.

To address this imbalance, companies and non-profits are mobilizing to offer targeted support for female employees and entrepreneurs, including female-oriented networks, job-hunting platforms and emergency funds.

If you’re uncertain about your next career steps and looking for further support, we’ve compiled a list of eight US and UK-based organizations that are here to help.

WomeninTech Jobs

WomeninTech Jobs is part of the British collective WomeninTech and is dedicated to women who are looking to kick-start their career or progress in the technology industry.

Aside from career advice sections, guides and case studies, the site offers a search platform where women can find jobs and narrow down their options based on location, role and company name.

Diversity in Tech

Diversity in Tech is a partner of WomeninTech, working to tackle the lack of gender, ethnic and background diversity in the technology and innovation industry.

The site provides career advice, case studies and a wide range of roles from employers who are looking to increase diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

Fairygodboss

Fairygodboss is a women-centered career and networking company based in New York City.

The platform has recently launched its own job-hunting server, through which job-seeking women can land roles at companies that are actively looking to diversify their team during the coronavirus pandemic.

Blooming Founders

Blooming Founders is a London-based organization that helps early-stage female entrepreneurs turn ideas into profitable businesses.

Through the platform, women have access to a wide range of products that can help them kick-start their career, such as in-person and digital networking events where they can meet investors to whom they can pitch their ideas.

Ellevate Network

Ellevate Network is a community of female professionals dedicated to help each other succeed.

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization has launched EllevateHer Forward, a fellowship program through which women can receive year-long access to networking and mentorship opportunities, career development resources and digital events.

Women Who

Women Who is a platform that helps women in the creative sector make connections, share information, gain new skills and advance in their careers.

Through social media and a weekly newsletter, Women Who advertises exclusive opportunities to its members, allowing them to land 9-5, freelance and part-time jobs within a highly diverse network.

The Société

The Société is a business platform powered by global brand Boss Babe which focuses on assisting aspiring female entrepreneurs launch a successful business.

By becoming a member, women gain access to exclusive guides on how to set up, launch and advertise a business, video coaching calls with business experts, and a network of thousands of female entrepreneurs.

National Domestic Workers Alliance

The US National Domestic Workers Alliance has helped domestic workers organize, cultivate partnerships and pass protective bills and policies since 2007.

During the Covid-19 outbreak, the organization launched a Coronavirus Care Fund through which care workers, nannies and cleaners who have been laid off can access US$400 worth of emergency funds.

Written by Linda Mohamed

Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 

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