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

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This webinar explored what opportunities are emerging for the future of work for women as London eases out of lockdown.

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About the event

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’. We heard about new research by the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London and had a solutions-focused discussion with our panel and audience.


  • Claire HardingResearch Director, Centre for London (Chair)
  • 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