CALGARY: The She Session: Workplace Realities for Women in the time of Covid - Lean in Canada

Work-life balance? More like work-life survival.

It’s no shock 2020 has flipped all of our worlds upside down and around again and again. 

Covid has rocked the workplace and, in some ways, created forever-changes to the way we work. Women have been especially affected. Either by choice, feeling pressed to “downshift” because of the “third shift”, or being on the receiving end of layoffs and job changes, more than one in four women are considering taking a big step back.

We are eight months into this pandemic, and we are all still in survival mode. According to the McKinsey Women in the Workplace study, 18 per cent of mothers are considering leaving the workplace, including 23 per cent of women with children under 10. 

Join Lean In | Calgary for a virtual fireside chat with Brandy Payne, Workplace Mental Health Consultant and former Associate Minister of Health, Emma May, local business leader and former lawyer, Bonnie Shepherd, former chief development officer of the Equality Fund, and Kiran Seetal, co-founder of the the Calgary Black Chambers.  This virtual event will give you a chance to:

  • Hear from peers with shared experiences;
  • Identify strategies and resources we can all use to weather the storm; and
  • Lean on each other and find a new source of strength as we head into a holiday season unlike any we’ve experienced before.


Join us from the comfort of your home from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on December 9 for our free event. 


Virtual Event FAQ’s 

What if I sign up for the event and can’t attend?

We get it. Sometimes plans don’t work out, which is why everyone who signs up for the event is sent a replay link. You can watch or rewatch the entire event at your own convenience.

Do I have to purchase a Zoom account?

Absolutely not! Zoom is free to use for participants. In fact, you don’t even need a Zoom account if you are strictly joining a meeting as a participant. An account is ONLY required if you want to create your own meetings and send invitations out. If interested, you can create a zoom account here

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