​Versatility of women’s roles in life calls for greater flexibility in their jobs

Asha Bajaj
8 min readJul 26, 2021

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New York/Canadian-Media: Women perform different roles in their lives as mothers and caregivers and many times they are either the sole source or the primary source of income for their families. According to Pew research 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18, the mother is either the sole source of income or the primary source of the income for the family. Added to this is the wage gap between women and men is 21 percent which meant women earned 70 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts, iwpr.org reported.

During a very special Zoom call with Fatima Salaam, an employee of LegalShield discusses the LegalShield Opportunity and women in the workplace.


Across the globe and with no exception, women dedicate more time than men to unpaid care work like caregiving at home for their elders and their children.

“A number of factors are blocking equality in employment, and the one playing the largest role in caregiving,” said Manuela Tomei, Director, ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department and added, “it will take more than 200 years to achieve equality in time spent in unpaid care work…When men share unpaid care work more equally, more women are found in managerial positions,” added Tomei, highlighting the role of men in creating a more gender-equal work of work.

LegalShield, a community of law firms, with over 7,000 attorneys protecting about half-million people across N America provides an opportunity for future work in which women will no longer lag behind men.

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According to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report published for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, a future of work in which women do not lag behind men is within reach, said Tomei and added

“We need to make it happen, said the report, ‘A Quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all, provides a way forward’

The report is the culmination of five years of work under the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative.

Asha Bajaj

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