Now’s our chance: After a tumultuous 2020, women leaders share 8 ways to rebuild a better world

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December 30, 2020

Now’s our chance: After a tumultuous 2020, women leaders share 8 ways to rebuild a better world

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It has been an unrelenting and rough year. We have faced a global pandemic that has sickened millions and caused over 300,000 American deaths, a national reckoning over systemic racism and racialized police violence, destructive wildfires and hurricanes linked to the climate crisis, and the pandemic causing economic devastation with record levels of unemployment, thousands of small businesses to close, hundreds of thousands of women to leave the workforce and worsening levels of food insecurity—and all of these factors have disproportionately affected women and people of color.

If we try to find a silver lining in all of this, it could be that these crises have dramatically exposed the many flaws, cracks and inequities in our systems, giving us a rare opportunity to rebuild in a way that creates new paradigms and values and cares for all members of society equally, as well as the earth.

I spent 2020 interviewing a diverse group of female thought leaders who shared their insights and expertise on where we must focus our efforts to ensure the world that emerges post COVID-19 is more just, sustainable and equitable. I went through these interviews and selected a small sampling to help illuminate the work ahead. There is no question that women, and particularly women of color, will need to be at the forefront to help lead the way.

Click here to read the full interview published on 15 December by Forbes.

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