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Work Flip Series: Work, Women, and COVID with Joanna Meyer

The COVID-19 pandemic has created chaos for many families. Women are finding themselves in the middle of the upheaval, needing to make up for lost income or needing increased flexibility to care for children home from school. For those in frontline positions as part of their paid work, health risks may be an additional stressor as women determine what they need from their work life under unprecedented circumstances.

It’s for this reason we invited Joanna Meyer to help us kick off our newest series, Work Flip, where we’ll be exploring what it means to pivot in work due to the pandemic. Joanna leads the Women and Vocation Initiative for the Denver Institute for Faith and Work. She also serves as the Director of Events and Sponsorships, creating meaningful opportunities for Christians to consider what it means to serve God in and through their work. In this conversation we cover the God-given purpose of work, how women are uniquely called to vocation and leadership, and how the pandemic is offering unique opportunities for women to advocate for themselves at work.

Whether you work for pay or not (and we cover unpaid work in this episode), you’ll be reminded that God gave us work as part of our design. When we feel different roles pulling at us, we can step back and use some creativity to meet the world’s needs with our talents while (hopefully) gaining income. An episode for any woman in the world who knows she was made to be a world changer for good right where she is … through her work.

Connect with Joanna at The Denver Institute for Faith and Work and watch her speak on Women, Work, and Calling here:

You can listen to this episode on iTunes or here:

https://theopendoorsisterhood.libsyn.com/ep242-work-flip-series-women-work-and-covid-with-joanna-meyer

A few things mentioned on the show:

“Lightening the Mental Load that Holds Women Back” by Jennifer Garcia-Alonso , Matt Krentz , Deborah Lovich , Stuart  Quickenden , and Frances Taplett / Boston Consulting Group


“What Moms Always Knew about Working from Home” by Brigid Schulte / New York Times


“You Can’t Reopen the Economy without Childcare” by Emily Peck / HuffPost USA


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