In this 2021 conversation, our host Leslie Morse discusses gender equitable recovery and the dynamics of how COVID-19 has impacted women in the corporate workforce with Denise Purtzer. Together they explore a variety of gender dynamics in the workplace including authenticy, the pay gap and the importance of mentorship. Denise also shares many recommendations to consider for people reentering the workforce which are important not only for those going through transitions, but also for those of us who are supporting our friends and colleagues who had to step away from the workforce.
We considered not releasing this episode since it has been so long since it was recorded, however after we revisited this conversation the insights and take-aways still seem incredibly relevant in 2023.
About the Featured Guest
Denise Purtzer loves to connect the right people to make things happen. At the time this episode was recorded she served as the VP of Partnerships and Alliances. During that time she oversaw the partner network at ClearSale, a global fraud prevention system. Denise’s 20 years of experience in ecommerce has taken her around the globe, speaking and working in different areas to gain a greater understanding of locales including APAC, EMEA and AMER regions.
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- AmericanProgress.org – October 2020 – “How COVID-19 Sent Women’s Workforce Progress Backward”
- Forbes – February 2021 – “COVID-19 has driven millions of women out of the workforce. Here’s how to help them come back”
- The Washington Post – July 2020, – “Coronavirus child-care crisis will set women back a generation”
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About our Host
Leslie Morse is an agilist at heart. She was leveraging agile practices and appreciating agile principles long before she even knew what they were. Her agile journey officially started in 2010 and she never looked back. Her career has taken many twists and turns. She led a digital marketing start-up in college, was involved with replatforming Lowes.com while they adopted agile practices, provided training and coaching for agile transformation across a wide array of industries, and now serves as a Product Owner for Scrum.org. She is trained in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) and has been involved in the Women in Agile movement since its original inception at Scrum Gathering 2013 in Las Vegas. You can follow Leslie on LinkedIn
About our Sponsor
Scrum.org is the Home of Scrum, founded in 2009 by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber focused on helping people and teams solve complex problems by improving how they work through higher levels of professionalism. Scrum.org provides free online resources, consistent experiential live training, ongoing learning paths, and certification for people with all levels of Scrum knowledge. You can learn more about the organization by visiting www.scrum.org.