New 2022 Report Reveals Surprising Stats on Pandemic for Mamaprenistas – “The Juggle is Real!”
We are moving quickly into the third year of “unprecedented times” and working parents are burnt out. In order to shine some bright light on the issue in an effort to compel employers to change, 3 women founded companies Kuli Kuli, Sylvatex and Uncommon Cacao launched a Pandemic Supermom campaign last fall and surveyed over 1,000 moms.
The report was written in collaboration with researchers from The University of California San Francisco, The University of California Berkeley, The University of California Los Angeles, and Northeastern University.
Five key findings were identified:
1. The Mommy Burden. With loss of childcare and prevalence of traditional gender norms, many moms became the “default parent,” shouldering the majority of the burdens.
2. The Breaking Point. As we enter year three of the pandemic, working moms are at breaking point. 53% of working moms are getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night (7-9 hours is recommended). More than a fifth of working moms (23%) have no time for self-care, including healthy eating, exercise, or connecting with friends.
3. Workplace Discrimination. Many moms experienced discrimination in the workplace as they struggled to balance the responsibilities they disproportionately shouldered.
4. Workforce Exodus. Discrimination, childcare challenges and personal mental health concerns prompted 48% of moms surveyed to leave the workforce or switch to part-time.
5. Flexibility Works. Working moms with flexible, remote jobs, and empathetic employers stayed in the workforce, with 79% of moms saying they prefer remote work. Enabling flexible hours and paid time off are the top two things employers can do.
These female founders just released the report with detailed statistics, case study examples, quotes from working moms and videos. More important, the report presents actionable measures for employers to drive change and what business leaders can do to attract and retain moms in the workforce. Working moms are an important segment of the labor force, and their departure from the workforce stresses an already impacted labor market. According to the Center for American Progress, if moms do not come back into the workforce, it will cost our country $64.5 billion.
Click here to read the full report.