workingmums.co.uk’s latest survey suggests the impact Covid is having on women’s career aspirations.
Nearly a quarter of working mums [24%] say they are less likely to seek promotion as a result of Covid, according to a workingmums.co.uk survey.
There have been big concerns about the potential impact of Covid, particularly the unequal sharing of caring responsibilities, on women’s careers.
The survey of 1,300 working mums shows that just 24% of mums said their mental health hadn’t deteriorated due to Covid.
While the biggest cause of mental health problems was anxiety about the lockdown, including isolation from family, and about Covid generally, with 70% saying this had affected their mental wellbeing, 61% of mums said homeschooling and childcare had had a big impact.
Other factors included:
– worries about children’s well being and security [30% mentioned this]
– job insecurity [25%]
– financial concerns [27%].
Just 19% said their employer had helped them with their mental health, compared to 50% who said they didn’t help.
Gillian Nissim, founder of WM People, the umbrella company for workingmums.co.uk, working