Women And The Pandemic Workplace: Leadership’s Critical New Challenges

Leadership’s responsibility for assuring gender equality within the workplace just received an important, highly public “push.” The sixth annual Women in the Workplace study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org, featured in a recent special edition of The Wall Street Journal, concludes that women have born an outsized workplace-related burden during the Covid-19 economy, which could have long term consequences if not promptly addressed.

The message to corporate leadership is clear— either invest in a more flexible workplace or risk losing women employees, especially in leadership.

In many respects, this important message comes at a most inopportune time. Corporate leaders are already struggling to manage pandemic-related operational, financial and strategic concerns, while confronting nontraditional issues such as underrepresented communities, social justice and corporate social responsibility. Volatility projected from an unstable economy, a potentially contested national election and a deeply

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Security guard critical after attack at Brisbane shopping centre

A security guard has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after being bashed at a Brisbane shopping centre.

A spokesman for Queensland Police told news.com.au a serious assault had occurred at the Caboolture Shopping precinct about 1.40pm on Friday.

The spokesman said the security guard, 38, had been taken to hospital in a critical condition.

Police said in another statement on Friday evening a man, 30, had been taken into custody following the incident.

Queensland Police said the man allegedly “punched the 38-year-old security guard in the face, causing him to fall backwards and strike his head on the ground.

“The victim suffered severe head injuries and was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.”

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These Are the Most Critical Details to Pay Attention to Before Signing Contracts with Four Key Wedding Vendors

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While some couples think finding their wedding vendors is the most difficult part about planning the big day, it’s actually what comes next that’s the most complicated: signing the contracts. We talked to four different types of big-day professionals to find out what you need to know about each vendor category’s contracts before you enter into a legally binding agreement. Armed with their advice, the contract process should be a lot clearer and more manageable.

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The Wedding Venue

When you’re reviewing the contract for your wedding venue, make sure it contains an itemized list of what the property is going to provide for your specific package, including anything you’ve made a verbal agreement about. Will they be providing rentals, or is it your job to bring them in? Does the

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Women in Minneapolis suburbs have ‘critical’ role in 2020 election

ABC News Live recently met with five women voters from diverse backgrounds and political views in the suburbs around Minneapolis to discuss the 2020 campaign and issues important to mothers, young female professionals and retirees across the state.

WATCH: Meet suburban women voters in the Twin Cities tonight at 7pm ET and 9pm ET on ABC News Live Prime.

They described anxiety over a year of cascading crises for their families, from the pandemic and recession, to protests for racial justice, a spike in violent crime and looting and a sudden vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Michelle Fazi, a realtor and mother of three in Chanhassen, Minn., says

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