The strain on working parents is clear and disproportionately affecting mothers, who are taking on the extra share of childcare and home-schooling. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Five months into the worst global pandemic nearly all of us have ever seen, the topic of women’s health remains a major focus. Health plans and employers, everyone from small to Fortune 100, need to be taking women’s health and child wellbeing immensely more seriously now than in previous decades. Some are, and these forward-thinking trailblazers are ones that I encourage others to follow.

So why is women’s health such an important focus for chief medical officers, chief people officers, chief commercial officers, chief diversity officers, leadership, founders and the board room now? Shouldn’t it have always been, and shouldn’t it always be?

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