During extensive and exhausting lockdowns, Australian women have been hit with a triple whammy.
A report from the Grattan Institute found women were more likely to lose their jobs, do a lot more unpaid work, and less likely to get government support.
With women now making up almost half the workforce, we are overwhelmingly employed in the industries that have been hit hardest by the government-imposed lockdowns. Think tourism, higher education, and hospitality.
Take Brisbane lady startup, Ange, who launched her gourmet cooking business in the last twelve months.
"COVID definitely put a dampener on those plans," she tells Mamamia.
Fortunately for Ange, she already had a side hustle that has remained an essential service – she’s been driving with the rideshare app Uber for the last five years.