COVID Gendered

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 scary times. As COVID-19 progresses, it is becoming increasingly evident that our society, our economy, and our systems will never be the s...