Women faculty have been disproportionately impacted by COVID

… because women are more often caregivers. Employers interested in retaining smart women–who bring much-needed diverse thinking to a variety of workplaces, not just academia–had better be thinking yesterday about how to retain them.

“I hope the administration realizes that anything they do now to alleviate this issue for caregivers will directly impact how the professoriate will look five to 10 years from now — how diverse it will be, and how many women will be in positions of power within academia,” Dr. Escallón said.

Read the full article from the New York Times

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