"I choose to challenge injustice"
In our mini-documentary series, 'The Future of Women', EUR asks some of our thought leaders from across our community about their views and the key issues facing women in the post-COVID world. In five videos, we explore issues ranging from socio-economic inequality, to our future leaders studying within our institution.
Continuing this series is a focus upon: Chasing Inequity. Whilst gender inequity in the workplace remains a continuing challenge, its extent and prevalence are not independent of other societal challenges. For example, COVID, despite its universal effects on society, has had notably gendered outcomes also. In this mini-documentary, we investigate how women have been affected differently from men during the era of COVID-19 and what it means for the future.
We discuss these themes with Dr. Jess Bier, assistant professor of urban sociology at EUR's School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). She tells us more about the factors of structural inequity in the workplace and the pandemic's gendered consequences alongside it.