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Our report in partnership with the New Jersey Policy Lab makes a contribution toward understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted New Jersey women. Have women really left the workforce? Who took on more jobs? What were the economic consequences of child care disruptions? Who are our frontline workers (and how many of them have healthcare!)? What role did the Economic Impact Payments play? The Child Tax Credit?

While New Jersey’s paid family leave program, NJFLI, allows most workers in the state to receive wage replacement for their leaves to bond with a new child or care for a loved one, our recent fact sheet shows that some of the most vulnerable workers—who are often already in precarious workplace and economic situations—do not have the job protection from the New Jersey Family Leave Act that would allow them to take a leave, even with wage replacement.
Sharing Our Expertise
Our director of professional development and training, Glenda Gracia-Rivera, and program coordinator, Ludine Daux, wrapped another successful year facilitating workshops for the participants of the Sanofi Corporate Mentor Program at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC). Topics this year included preparing for career fairs and interviews, developing your professional presence, and building your career plan.
Nazneen Merchant, Alicia Hermo-Weaver, and Michelle Amparbin of the RVCC team with Glenda and Ludine at the Building Your Career Plan workshop on March 17.
Our executive director, Debra Lancaster, joined the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights on April 20 for their Embracing Diversity: Women’s Rights in the 21st Century Virtual Program. The program focused on how the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and New Jersey Family Leave Act protects women at work, and some of the most common barriers to success that women can face in today’s workplace.
Debra with colleagues at the NJ Division on Civil Rights, NJ Department of Labor, and Rutgers Law School.
CWW in the News
Our research associate, Sarah Small, shared with Marketplace how the motherhood penalty affects the gender pay gap.

Debra discussed Pew Research findings that young women now earn as much or more than men in several large American cities with the Washington Post.

Our faculty director, Yana Rodgers, spoke with Rutgers Today about how COVID-19 may shift social norms and workplace policies to positively impact working women in the long run.

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