How The Mom Project aims to get women of color back into the workforce

Women in Construction
Zakiyyah Askia, a female plumber, welds pipes at a high rise residence under construction in Chicago on Jan. 24, 2019. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says women still represent only 3.4 percent of the nation’s 8.3 million construction workers, but that’s an improvement over 2.5 percent a decade ago. Teresa Crawford / Associated Press
Women in Construction
Zakiyyah Askia, a female plumber, welds pipes at a high rise residence under construction in Chicago on Jan. 24, 2019. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says women still represent only 3.4 percent of the nation’s 8.3 million construction workers, but that’s an improvement over 2.5 percent a decade ago. Teresa Crawford / Associated Press

How The Mom Project aims to get women of color back into the workforce

Chandra Sanders, a single mother of three, is one of millions of American women who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Now, she leads The Mom Project’s RISE program to help moms of color rejoin the workforce.

Reset learns more about the initiative and how it aims to close the representation and pay gap.

GUEST: Chandra Sanders, director of RISE at The Mom Project