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Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

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But today, the year-old strikes a different tone. That, she adds, has given her a misguided reputation among her colleagues and managers — the majority of whom are male — for not being professionally driven. Then when Covid hit, it was as if all the factors already holding her back were supercharged. I could feel my career slipping through my fingers and there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. For multiple reasons, women, particularly mothers, are still more likely than men to manage a more complex set of responsibilities on a daily basis — an often-unpredictable combination of unpaid domestic chores and paid professional work. Though the mental strain of mastering this balancing act has been apparent for decades, Covid has cast a particularly harsh light on the problem. Statistics show that stress and burnout are affecting more women than men, and particularly more working mothers than working fathers.

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