Investing in Ourselves

September 2, 2021

Economic Opportunity & Older Black Women

Older, Black women experienced the steepest drop in labor force participation during the Pandemic recession and have had the slowest job recovery. According to Teresa Ghilarducci, economist and director of the Retirement Equity Lab, Black female workers “might never recover.” The implications are staggering for individual job seekers, families, and communities.

Our board member, Angela S. Beddoe, sat down with Asahi Pompey and Tonya Veasey to discuss the obstacles facing older Black women as they reenter the labor market and pursue meaningful, sustainable opportunities. They highlighted some of the innovative workforce and policy solutions that Black women across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors are pursuing to not only reverse the current situation but to create lasting change.

Watch the discussion, that was originally recorded on  Thursday, September 23, 2021.


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