Washington Post: Melinda Gates: This Pandemic Has Exposed Our Nation’s Broken Caregiving System

Caregiving, Changing Laws & Policy, Equity, Federal Policy, TIME'S UP 2020

Remote learning and the closure of daycare and long-term care facilities are forcing women to choose between caregiving and their careers. The result: women, especially those of color, are leaving the workforce at rates we haven’t seen since 1986.

Melinda Gates, the founder of Pivotal Ventures and the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, argues that President-elect Joe Biden must appoint a Caregiving Czar when he takes office to prioritize and address our nation’s caregiving crisis. Read her op-ed in the Washington Post here.