The 21st Show

Women Make Up Large Share of Essential Workforce


Workers on the front lines of the pandemic often face risks just showing up to work — whether that means caring for those who have contracted COVID-19 or ringing up groceries.

And a New York Times analysis found that one in three jobs held by women has been designated as “essential,” and women of color are more likely to be doing essential jobs than anyone else.

Guests: Sharmili Majmudar, the Executive Vice President of Polict and Organizational Impact and Women Employed.