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Women, work and COVID: Ending the Shecession

Providing women meaningful work post-pandemic

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Accelerate change

One: Companies identify talent needs

Companies assess their workforce gaps and identify talent pools that match their top priority business needs.

Two: Candidates apply

Candidates who are ready to grow their skills, and to find a new role, enroll in the FutureofU program. Candidates choose roles based on an area of interest and for which they meet the basic qualifications. Candidates enrolled in the program are matched and may apply to prospective employer’s role(s).

Three: Participants start upskilling

Next, selected participants begin upskilling. FutureofU participants receive pay and benefits while enrolled full-time in the program. Coaching and support are provided to help prepare participants to perform and grow in a new, future-ready role.

Four: Participants transition to their new role

Upon successful completion, FutureofU participants begin their new role full-time. Companies benefit from new sources of talent to unlock growth and foster environments where all employees can thrive.

Get the facts


Wage earnings foregone in the economy by women “missing” in the labor force, as reported by the Aspen Institute.


Women work in the informal economy per the ILO. Their income fell 60% during the first month of the pandemic, as reported by UN Women.


Estimated jobs lost by women since Feb. 2020, which accounts for 54% of the overall net job loss. Two-in-five of the jobs lost have not returned since the pandemic, as reported by NWLC.

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