Gosia Bowling: Why women are more at risk of burnout than ever before

Growing workplace burnout gender gap

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On International Women's Day 2022, Gosia Bowling, explores why so many more women are at risk of or experiencing burnout and how employers can better support women in the workplace to foster greater mental health

The last two years have had a profound impact on how and where we work, and how our lives are organised. The pandemic introduced new stressors to almost every domain of life, increasing the risk of stress, exhaustion and burnout. Whilst there is hope that the pandemic is finally loosening its grip on society, many stressors remain indefinitely and will continue to place strain on employees struggling to balance home and work demands. A growing body of research indicates that whilst all employees faced an increased susceptibility to stress and burnout, this risk was faced disproportion...

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