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Lapses in professional employment can occur to women for many reasons, including to care for children, parents, or other personal reasons. However, the pandemic forced women to leave the workforce in large numbers. Now, about 2-1/2 years after the pandemic began, the number of working-age women in the job market is returning to pre-pandemic levels.  As of August 2022, there were more than 49 million women, aged 25 to 54, working or looking for work. If you are seeking to ease back into the workforce, here are some resources that may help you navigate the work world.

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The Memo

Minda Harts

From microaggressions to the wage gap, The Memo, by Minda Harts, empowers women of color with actionable advice on challenges and offers a clear path to success.

The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career

Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew

This is a pre-pandemic career book written by the founders of, a popular online career platform.

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