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theSkimm Survey Reveals Millennial Women's Attitudes on Remote Work, Announces Panel on Back To "Normal"

Back to Normal
August 19, 2021

August 19, 2021 (New York, NY) – Today, theSkimm revealed its insights on how millennial women are thinking about remote work and the "Great Her-Turn" to office. At a time when companies are either delaying or reconsidering their return to office policies, theSkimm surveyed its audience to get a pulse check on millennial women's attitudes about work-life balance, pressures to go back to the office, the value of in-person work, and more.

These findings will be used in part to help guide theSkimm’s virtual Back to “Normal” Power Panel, on Thursday, Aug 26, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Thought leaders like Fatima Goss Graves, CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, Tina Tchen, CEO of Time’s Up, Ai-jen Poo, Co-founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Tami Forman, Executive Director of Path Forward, will discuss the challenges faced by women during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected the future of work. theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg will also take part and moderate the panel discussion.

"Women have disproportionately lost economic opportunities due to the pandemic, and when people talk about going back to ‘normal,’ they are talking about going back to a society that’s not set up to support women in the workplace," Zakin and Weisberg said. "Drawing on insights from our audience on how they’re thinking about the return to work, our Back to “Normal” Power Panel will feature leading thinkers on the inequities women are facing in this 'Great Return' and what we can do to correct them."

theSkimm’s Back to “Normal” survey shows millennial women's nuanced views on returning to office...

Here's the data:

  • Two-thirds of millennial women say that remote options are a priority. They value the flexibility it offers to work at more convenient times, the lack of commute time, that they can work from anywhere, and that they can spend more time with their families. 

  • 65% of millennial women say they have better work-life balance when working remotely

  • However, two-thirds of millennial women also say they believe they are missing opportunities by not being in the office, where they can discuss their career goals and development. 

  • 76% of millennial women miss seeing friends and colleagues.

  • More than half think working on-site helps provide routine and a set place to work. 

  • 40% of millennial women say they feel more pressure to go back to the office if they know their male colleagues are.

The Back to “Normal” Power Panel will be broadcast live via Splash on Thursday, Aug 26 at 1:00 pm ET. To register for the panel and for additional information on the panelists, click here

About theSkimm: 

theSkimm is a mission-driven media company dedicated to giving millennial women the info they need to live their smartest lives. By seamlessly integrating into their existing routines, theSkimm has become a trusted source for its community of more than seven million daily subscribers.

The company's flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is still the fastest-growing newsletter in the market, and its sub-brands have expanded to help her maneuver all of life’s necessities – from news to money, wellness, career, and recommendations.

The company’s product suite has grown to include two top-rated podcasts, theSkimm app, Skimm Money and Skimm Your Life newsletters, and Skimm Studios, its in-house production team that creates engaging video and audio content. theSkimm’s first book, "How to Skimm Your Life," was released in June 2019 and debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

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