A nurse at a Bangkok hospital receives help from a colleague putting on her protective suit before attending to Covid-19 patients on April 22. Women are not just taking care of their own families, but are also active on the Covid-19 front lines. Worldwide, 70 per cent of health and social service providers are women. Photo: Reuters
Gordon Watson
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Gordon Watson

Coronavirus should drive businesses to unleash the full value of women’s talent

  • This means removing barriers for their full participation at work, including work from home that has become the norm amid the pandemic
  • Research shows that inclusiveness and attention to gender equality raise team performance and do not just contribute to companies’ bottom lines, but also create value for the whole of society
A nurse at a Bangkok hospital receives help from a colleague putting on her protective suit before attending to Covid-19 patients on April 22. Women are not just taking care of their own families, but are also active on the Covid-19 front lines. Worldwide, 70 per cent of health and social service providers are women. Photo: Reuters
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