By now, the general American public has grown accustomed to news that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic-gripped economy, but when the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals 140,000 job cuts in December, with women accounting for all of them, it becomes clear that it’s not just the economic recovery that may be backsliding, but workplace gender parity, too.
She was the first woman to be put to death by the federal government since 1953 and had been the only woman on federal death row.
When an overwhelmingly white, male mob rampaged the Capitol last week armed with guns and zip ties, attacking police with metal pipes and erecting a gallows, the nation reeled in horror.
Netflix Inc. has made gains in adding women and minorities to its workforce over the past three years, vaulting it past Silicon Valley peers, according to the entertainment company’s first-ever report on diversity and inclusion.
Record Number of Women to Serve in the 117th U.S. Congress
At least 131 (100D, 31R) women will serve in the U.S. Congress in 2021, surpassing the previous record of 127, first set in 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. A record 106 (83D, 23R) women have already been elected to the U.S. House, including 85 (75D, 10R) incumbents and 21 (8D, 13R) non-incumbents. The previous record for women in the U.S. House was 102 and was set in 2019.
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss a drop in women in the workforce due to COVID-19, and a historic debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. Was there a winner?
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Debra Carnahan, Ann Stone & Linda Chavez
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