As McKinsey & Company’s 2020 Women in the Workplace study showcases, COVID has threatened to erode gains in gender and race diversity. One in four women are contemplating downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce — something needs to happen.
When Tracy Musser and Sharon Hayman started Women in Investing Network of Philadelphia (WIN) twelve years ago, they were driven to help professional women connect and share ideas, empowering professionals and providing a forum for building relationships within the investment industry.
Now more than ever we need to help and support each other and to acknowledge and accept that we (may) need help from our employers, network and families.
The challenges the Women in the Workplace study cites a list of threats to women’s professional progress due to COVID, including:
If you or someone you know faces these challenges, what can you do?
As a member of WIN, know you are not alone.
WIN was founded to support and empower women. As a member, you have a large and capable group of fellow women in financial services here to help.
How can you use WIN’s resources to support you now?
Networking and leveraging my professional and personal connections has been one of the greatest resources to help manage anxiety and burnout. A conversation or walk and talk with a trusted friend or professional connection can be invaluable.
Especially during COVID, networking is almost easier than it used to be – we are all seeking the connection we miss from being in the office and engaging socially in a pre-COVID world.
Ask yourself, why did I join WIN? Do I have more to get (or give)?
You are not alone; we are not alone. We will get through this together.
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