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  • Aditi Surie

Webinar: Conversations with Women in the Gig Economy

Webinar on how digital platforms impact women's work and entrepreneurship

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives and livelihoods worldwide. Among those affected are service providers and sellers that rely on digitally mediated platforms to connect them to consumers. But the pandemic's impact has, and will for some time to come, vary across different kinds of gig work. Social distancing norms, for instance, will have a greater impact on location-based gig work than cloud-based freelance work, or other forms of gig work that allow individuals to work from home. Against this backdrop of the differential impacts of COVID-19 on gig workers, how have and will women gig workers/sellers fare? This webinar will bring the voices of some women entrepreneurs that have leveraged platforms to build their livelihoods to the forefront.

Here, folks from Etsy (operators and sellers) talk through their experiences. While I speak about the larger context of women's work and how it gets translated in the digital economy. Funda Ustek Spila talks about the work that the Fairwork Foundation is doing in tracking platform responses to the pandemic.

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