How can we ensure London’s recovery is gender equal?

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Join Centre for London as we explore what opportunities are emerging for the future of work for women as London eases out of lockdown.

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We’ll hear more on how women are coping in lockdown via new research from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London and look forward to a solutions-focused discussion with our panel and audience. We will also welcome suggestions from the audience on how Centre for London can take this work forward.

Working women have faced a number of specific challenges during lockdown, from a greater loss of hours, to increased risk of coronavirus, to taking on a larger amount of home schooling and housework alongside working from home. As we start to see the easing of lockdown restrictions, these are likely to continue.

Over a third of working women are key workers who have been facing the biggest health risks, and women are more likely to have been furloughed or work in shutdown sectors. Even before the crisis hit London maternal employment was the lowest in the country, and during the long school closures, mothers’ work has been suffering more than fathers’.

The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a networking mixer for the attendees at 17.00. Children are welcome to join for both sessions.


Chair: Claire HardingResearch Director, Centre for London

Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King’s College London

Abena Oppong-Asare, MP for Erith and Thamesmead

Julia Waltham, Head of Policy & Influencing, Working Families

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