Women’s participation in the workforce has plummeted since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020—so much so that some refer to it as the “she-cession”.
McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace Report, published in September 2021, sheds a light on the many impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women in the workforce: “Women have made important gains in representation, and especially in senior leadership. But the pandemic continues to take a toll. Women are now significantly more burned out—and increasingly more so than men.”
And perhaps at the top of the burnout pyramid are those who are trying to juggle both work and parenthood. Though the challenges that the pandemic has highlighted for working parents (and moms in particular) aren’t necessarily new, it’s brought to the forefront important conversations about the need for systemic reform and improvement.
At Teal, we want to do our part to empower women—and even more specifically, mothers—to re-join the workforce should they want to, especially if their departure was forced due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic. Today, we’re adding several new integrations to Teal’s free Google Chrome extension, making it easier to save and apply for roles from specific sites that are geared toward empowering moms.
The following job boards are geared toward moms in particular, those who’ve taken a career break for whatever reason, or those who are looking for more flexible, remote conditions conducive to working from home. You’ll see a few overlaps from our list of 10 job boards that focus on empowering women.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t shout out two of the better known resources for mothers who are job searching: The Mom Project, designed to connect talented professionals with employers who understand that no one should have to choose between family and career, and FlexJobs, a site dedicated completely to remote and flexible jobs. While jobs from these sites can’t be integrated into our extension, they offer great resources for parents who are looking for flexible opportunities, and you can always add roles manually to your Teal Job Tracker.
While searching for jobs, consider how you're presenting your stay-at-home mom experience on your resume. You likely developed organizational skills and other skills that employers want to hear about.
If you’re not seeing a role that piques your interest on any of these sites, it may be worth checking out the opportunities listed on these 40+ job boards, all of which already integrate with our Chrome extension.