COVID and Gender Equality
As we, potentially, return to the workplace but in a hybrid approach in which time is split with working from home, there will be many effects.
To consider one, it is generally assumed that women will spend more time at home than male colleagues. This was a view strongly expressed by the experts in a Reuters Conference seminar. A specific negative for women may be that men build strong collegiate relationships in the workplace, which exclude them.
Nothing deliberate or discriminatory by design, but it could put the clock back by years and enlarge the pay gap between the genders.