"Without public recognition and ownership, mothers may feel like they are inadequate or should put on a façade that they're managing, when truly they are suffering," says Limeade's Nani Vishwanath. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Over the past year, the COVID pandemic has wrought havoc on employment rates. For women in particular, the gains made in recent years have been wiped out. They have been leaving the workforce in greater numbers to care for children and relatives, leaving a massive talent gap.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.