Following an article written by Chabeli Carranza from The 19th* a non-profit, non-partisan newsroom that is committed to empower women, people of color, and those historically underserved by American media — with the information, resources and community they need to be equal participants in democracy, The Two Jess(es) sit down with Chabeli and talk about the first female recession of American women since they began entering the workforce in the middle of WWII.
Presently, at the height of women leading as the majority in the American work world (50.4%) they have been hardest hit by the recession that America is facing as a result of COVID-19.
With the loss of childcare support, school closings and female dominated industries that are just plain disappearing, Chabeli brings us stark statistics and details from her findings on the impact this global crisis is having on women in general, but predominately women of color and underrepresented groups. Or more accurately, the truth of the inequity which is still a reality for women as workers in the American workforce, and how COVID is uncovering the difficult to acknowledge truth of it all.
Check out Chabeli's article!
Chabeli Carrazana is the women and the economy reporter for The 19th*. Previously, she worked as a business reporter for the Miami Herald, where she covered the tourism industry, and the Orlando Sentinel, where she covered NASA, the private space industry and labor issues.