To Retain Women, Workplaces Need to Fight Burnout

Written by: Melissa De Witte
Published on: Feb 12, 2024

Workplace Burnout

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Burnout is leading to devastating consequences for women, and it could set gender equality back a generation, sociologist Shelley Correll warns.

Emerging from the pandemic has provided opportunities to build more equitable workplaces—but only if employers act now. Otherwise, burnout will continue to either drive women out of the paid workforce entirely or cause them to dial back their careers. 

"If we don't attend to the different experiences that different groups of women have in our workplaces, we will inadvertently create policies that mostly benefit straight white women," says Shelley Correll.

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