Media Advisory

New York Fed to Host Event on the Impact of the COVID-19 Shock on Women’s Labor Market Outcomes

March 12, 2021

NEW YORK—On Monday, March 22, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin, will host a virtual event titled The Impact of the COVID-19 Shock on Women's Labor Market Outcomes and Equitable Policy Solutions. This event, held as part of Women's History Month, will bring together thought leaders, researchers, community development practitioners, and policy influencers to discuss the COVID-19 "shecession," with a focus on women of color, as well the effects women's job losses have had on families and children.

Pamela Dyson, Executive Vice President of the Technology Group at the New York Fed, will deliver opening remarks. Jaison Abel, Assistant Vice President and Head of the Regional Analysis Function at the New York Fed, as well as speakers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Brookings Institution, and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, will detail the effects the pandemic has had on women in the workforce and potential policy solutions.

The event is part of an economic inequality policy series and follows a public forum hosted by the New York Fed in September on COVID-19's impact on communities of color and policy solutions for an equitable economic recovery.

The event is open to the media and the public. All remarks will be on the record and the event will be recorded.

For more information on the event, including an agenda and list of speakers, see here. To sign up for our new Community Development newsletter, "Fed and Main," click here.

Ellen Simon
(347) 978-3036
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