2/n In our initial response, the Bay Area workforce was severely cut and those with caregiving responsibilities had to step away from their professions to care for dependents.
3/n These inequities have blocked participation of key talent from our lifeline institutions of scientific discovery, medical advancement, data collection, and technology innovation, which we urgently need to combat COVID-19.
4/n On the long path to recovery, we need the full strength of our workforce. To ensure working women don't get left behind, we urge our leaders to be intentional in our recovery by prioritizing the provision of safe, scientifically-driven, high-quality child and elderly care.
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