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The last year devastated women’s participation in the American workforce, with 3.8 million lost jobs since the pandemic began. And while recent job numbers are showing signs of recovery, women and people of color are missing out on recent wage and job growth. So, how can we be changemakers in modernizing the American workforce to create a more equitable recovery for women and workers of color?

This week JUST Capital hosted an amazing fireside chat with Jean Case and Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, to explore that question. They discuss how we can address the needs of women and workers of color in a post-pandemic workforce and why CEOs and boards need to make a diverse workforce a long-term company-wide priority — not only because it is the right thing to do but because it is good for business.

Watch now and feel free to hit reply with your thoughts.

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