Libraries, CEC event ‘Honoring Women on the Frontline of COVID-19’

The University Library System and Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in Homewood are celebrating Women's History Month with a conversation “Honoring Women on the Frontline of COVID-19” on March 30.

The frontline workers include nurses, pharmacists, doctors and other healthcare workers, along with teachers, librarians, cashiers, executives and food industry workers. Studies have shown that women have been taking on a higher proportion of household and caregiving duties during the pandemic, even while male and female parents are both working remotely, and some women are dropping out of the workforce entirely due to these pressures.

Audrey J. Murrell, professor of Business Administration, Psychology, and Public and International Affairs, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include

  • Bridgette N. Cofield, assistant vice president, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Carlow University

  • Jessica Isaac, UPMC Pharmacy administrative fellow, UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside

  • Abby Jacobsen, media production equipment & services coordinator, Hillman Library

  • Allison McLaren, ELL/Spanish teacher, West Allegheny School District

Register here for the event, which is from 1 to 2 p.m. March 30.