This 12 months is tough on working ladies. They’re losing their jobs and leaving the workforce at greater charges than males. To not point out school closures are disproportionately creating more work for mothers.

So how are ladies on the prime doing? How do they see the pandemic altering their work?

To search out out, Fortune surveyed a gaggle of greater than 600 ladies leaders in our Most Highly effective Ladies (MPW) group. In all, we acquired 112 responses in September. Amongst these, 88% work on at the least one company or nonprofit board and 30% are CEOs. 

Among the many ladies executives surveyed by Fortune, 66% say the pandemic is exacerbating gender bias.

The pandemic is leading to extra childcare work for employed dad and mom—and far of that’s falling to moms. However 57% of girls leaders instructed Fortune that their firm isn’t providing extra child-care sources or paid depart. On the flip facet, 43% of them say their employers are increasing advantages for folks. These corporations, based on our survey outcomes, usually tend to be led by a girl CEO.

The pandemic is taking a psychological toll on ladies leaders too. Whereas half of respondents say their psychological well being hasn’t been negatively impacted, nearly 4 in 10 say their psychological well being has.

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They aren’t alone: A recent Brown University and Boston University study finds psychological well being problems, similar to nervousness and melancholy, are hovering in the course of the pandemic.


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