CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Women Lead Change, in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago, has released a survey in which results are aimed at being able to better understand the range of challenges that working women face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Adult women currently working and living in the U.S. are eligible for this voluntary study at https://uic.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tgjHOMNpRiUeWN .

“This is a unique data set. Wo men Lead Change is more committed than ever to supporting our colleagues at work, home and in our communities, so this comprehensive survey looks at the affects of COVID-19 in all of these areas.” Tiffany O’Donnell, CEO of Women Lead Change said.

Zhenyu Yuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Managerial Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago is collecting the data and survey responses which are confidential and will be completely de-identified.

“I am hoping results from this study can help organizations, policy makers, and communities identify effective ways to support professional women,” Yuan said.

This critical data will be released as a public report to help drive future policies and practices going forward throughout the Midwest.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Protocol # 2020-0950: Challenges for professional women in the COVID-19 pandemic).

IWLC d/b/a Women Lead Change is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement, development and promotion of women, their organizations, and to impacting the economy and future workforce. For more information visit WLCglobal.org.