Coming on the heels of Women’s History Month, let’s continue the celebration of women and acknowledge the superhumans that we are. From leading the home to leading in the office, women take on many roles. Many women with families currently serve as caretakers, taxi drivers, line cooks, housekeepers and, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers, and tutors.
In a recent Forbes article, contributor Maggie Germano stated that women are eight times more likely than men to look after sick children or manage their children's schedules.
Additionally, women are heavily involved in their professional work. In fact, despite having already heavy workloads in the office, women also take on more work when asked by supervisors, clients, and colleagues. “Gender Differences in Accepting and Receiving Requests for Tasks with Low Promotability,” written by Linda Babcock, Maria P. Recalde, Lise Vesterlund and Laurie Weingart, shows that where people worked in groups composed of men and women, women were 48% more likely to volunteer than their male counterparts, thus taking on more work.