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Recent months have dealt hard blows to women’s progress in the workplace. Data has shown that women are shouldering the brunt of coronavirus job losses. And this trend shows no sign of abating, with McKinsey and LeanIn reporting that women—especially women of color—are more likely to have been laid off or furloughed during the COVID-19 crisis and that at least one in four women are now thinking about downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce altogether because of the pandemic.

And employment is not the only area where the economic downturn has hurt women. The latest report on venture capital shows that funding of female founders has dropped to the lowest quarterly total in three years. The Pitchbook reports that many VCs have chosen to close ranks and rely on established networks during these unprecedented times—instead of reaching beyond their bubbles and ensure that their conversations and virtual meetings are diverse and inclusive as possible—affecting the women and people of color trying to break into their circle.

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl on Sunday, we urge all to join us in recommitting to creating a more equitable world for women and girls to succeed both professionally and personally. 

Last night, National Geographic Chair Jean Case posthumously awarded Katherine Johnson the Hubbard Medal, National Geographic’s highest honor, in recognition of her pioneering work in math and exploration which was critical to the success and safety of several decades of spaceflights.
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MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant 2020 Winners
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