COVID Gendered

NO. 12: Hopes for Change and Recovery in 2021

The inauguration of the 46th President was a hopeful moment for so many across the country. When Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Kamala Harris as the first ever female, Black, and Southeast Asian VP, not to mention highest ranking woman in US history, the nation saw women of color leading like never before—with barrier-breaking institutional power.

NO. 11: A Look Forward After a Hard 2020

With the election days away, the US is at a crossroad. The Coronavirus has affected us all but not affected us equally. Women are dropping out of the workforce at rates never seen before. Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Filipino communities have been hit the hardest...

NO. 9: Women Continue to Be the Leaders We Need

America remains the country with the most Coronavirus deaths—more than 200,000—despite having only 4% of the world’s population. As we continue sheltering in place, distance learning, and getting Zoom fatigue, the economy, and particularly women, suffer.

Interview With Brittany Packnett Cunningham

Activist and thought leader Brittany Packnett Cunningham talks in depth about advancing racial justice, supporting Black women's leadership, encouraging confidence in women, turning out the vote this November, what self-care means to her, and much more.

Interview with Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, offers strategies and solutions for managing our lives, work and well-being during these stressful and uncertain times—plus how to address the growing impact on women, the importance of self-care and more.

Insights from Jane Fonda

Interview with actress and activist Jane Fonda where she shares her insights about addressing the climate crisis, women stepping up as leaders to create positive change, the important role activism plays in her life, how we can build a more sustainable, equitable world, and much more.

NO. 8: Spotlight on Black Women’s Leadership

Two weeks ago, to a nation weary from battling two deadly pandemics—coronavirus and systemic racism—Biden made history by announcing Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, the first Black and South Asian woman VP candidate on a major party ticket in US history...

NO. 6: Investing in the Margins During a Pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (and growing awareness about the many cracks and inequities that plague our society and institutions such as systemic racism), women’s philanthropy has become a powerful force responding to the many urgent needs on a local and national level.

Interview with Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading scholar of critical race theory and longtime civil rights activist, shares her insights and expertise on addressing systemic racism, supporting Black female leadership, how we can build an equitable society, and more.

NO. 4: Now Is the Time to Fix Our Broken Caregiving System

In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Melinda Gates argued that in order to reopen the country and rebuild the economy, we will need much more than testing and contact tracing. To keep sick Americans home and get healthy Americans back to work, we will need a radical new approach to caregiving.

Interview with Melinda Gates

“Our economy is built on the back of women's caregiving,” says Melinda Gates as she discusses how the pandemic has hastened the urgency of creating more equitable caregiving systems, what she sees as the solutions we need to implement, and how addressing this issue of caregiving is connected to her overarching goal of achieving gender equality in the US and around the world.

No. 3: Why We Need Women to Lead the Global Reset

We now have a forced opportunity to fix the many cracks in our broken systems—this pandemic is prompting us to rethink and rebuild our world. So one of our top goals should be a more equal number of female leaders (and diversity generally) as part of our stewardship of this planet.

No. 2: Thought Leaders Put a Gender Lens on COVID-19

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is viewed primarily as a global health crisis, having claimed over 130,000 lives worldwide, we are only beginning to understand how this pandemic will deeply impact our nation economically, politically, culturally and socially—and how those far-ranging impacts are dependent on the multitude of identities, situations and communities that make up our country...

No. 1: Why We Need COVID Gendered

We are in unique and uncharted times. As COVID-19 progresses, it is becoming increasingly evident that our society, our economy, and our systems will never be the same. With uncertainty all around, it is important that we support each other and work to ensure the world that emerges post COVID-19 is more just and equitable.