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Is Working 9-to-5 Slowing Women’s Progress?

I wanted to pass on an interesting article I read this morning regarding how the 9-to-5 workday is slowing the progress of women:

The 9-to-5 workday is choking women’s progress

The article states that in today’s environment most people are working more than ever at work. Since women usually have the responsibly of more care-giving, they’re trying to juggle even more responsibilities at home and at work.

The article highlighted some statistics:

  • Of the Fortune 500 companies, only 23 have female CEOs
  • This is a big decline from 2017, when there were 32 female CEOs

This was surprising to me, as I thought women were making more progress! The answer to women’s advancement seems to be in less rigid schedules, adaptable desk arrangements and remote work set-ups. A more flexible work environment isn’t just a women’s issue, it should be offered to everyone.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!