'Unstoppable Together' summit will help women driven out of the workforce by COVID-19

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Posted at 5:12 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 07:34:48-05

The pandemic has not impacted men and women equally when it comes to job losses.

More than 11 million women have fallen out of the workforce, either voluntarily to take care of home duties or because they lost their job, according to research by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Now experts are worried this could reverse trends in closing the gender wage gap..

"So during the pandemic women have had to make some really tough choices and someone and many women have had to leave careers that they love or off ramp and It's not a choice that I think women should have to make," C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D. of the Institute for Women's Policy Research said.

That group is holding an all-virtual summit next month called "Unstoppable Together" on Feb. 24.

You can sign up for the summit here.