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Women are Leading the Great Resignation

Women are leading the Great Resignation. Americans quit their jobs in record numbers in 2021 and according to The Wall Street Journal, approximately 4.4 million people left their jobs in September alone. A closer at the numbers reveals that women and frontline workers comprised the majority of those leaving their jobs. So what is leading women to leave the workforce, and how is this phenomenon affecting the women that remain? Why are Women Leading The Great Resignation? With women leading the Great Resignation, it has left many wondering why. What is causing women to leave their jobs in droves? Why would women walk away from careers they have spent years striving to build? As it turns out, a combination of factors is at play. However, three reasons…

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