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COVID-19 and the disappearance of millions of working women

If it wasn’t clear before this month’s job numbers, it is now: the pandemic is turning back the clock for women.

In September, more than 1.1 million workers left the labor force, meaning they were no longer working or looking for work. A full 80 percent of those workers were women, with Latinas especially overrepresented. In fact, a net 2.65 million women have left the labor force since February. These numbers are unprecedented. Before this year, January 1958 held the record for women’s labor force losses. In that month 62 years ago, 550,000 women left the labor force — hundreds of thousands fewer than this September. 

Alternatively, if we look at labor force participation rates, 56.8 percent of women were in the labor force in September, compared to 59.2 percent in February. The current rate was last seen late in the Reagan administration. We have lost more than a generation

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Women Moving Million’s Executive Director, Sarah Haacke Byrd, Shares Details about A New $100 Million Campaign For Global Gender Equity

On September 30th 2020 Women Moving Millions, a community of nearly 350 women philanthropists committed to mobilizing millions for gender equity, hosted their 9th summit, The Power of Us. Virtually bringing their community together from across the globe, they engaged dynamic speakers such as Jamia Wilson, Laverne Cox, and Vicki Saunders to discuss the need for mobilizing catalytic resources to gender justice during this incredibly difficult time for women and girls around the world. Citing recent data that showcases the impact of the current pandemic, members learned of the realities of women and girls at this present moment in time and were invited to #GiveBold and #GetEqual by stepping into Women Moving Millions’ new $100 million campaign for gender equity. 

With 750 million girls out of school, rising domestic and sexual violence as

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Millions of Views and a Gift Truck Later, Nathan Apodaca Keeps the Vibe Going

Nathan Apodaca is here for the good vibes.

About 8 a.m. on Sept. 25, his 2005 Dodge Durango’s battery cut out as he was trying to get to work at an Idaho potato warehouse. This was not a new experience for him: The S.U.V. has more than 330,000 miles on it.

So, Mr. Apodaca grabbed his phone, his large bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and his longboard — the skateboard kept in the car just for such emergencies — and wheeled the rest of the way to work.

That was his “morning vibe” as he filmed himself coasting down the highway, boasting his mother’s Native American heritage with a feather tattoo on the side of his head, chugging juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

As he sailed down the road, he took a gulp, looked behind him and lip-synced to Stevie Nicks’s soaring vocals: “It’s only right that you

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