Covid-19 has impacted all businesses in some way, shape or form but for female business owners, it’s hit that bit harder. All of the social and financial inequalities that already existed between men and womxn in the UK have only been heightened by the pandemic. Whilst men have seen their health deteriorate faster with the disease; many womxn have watched their careers and businesses wither.
Womxn with children, for instance, are one-and-a-half times more likely than men to have either lost their job or quit since the lockdown began, according to figures from the IFS. Those still working found they also still bore the brunt of childcare, chores, and home schooling.
We found these stats in a recent blog from one of our (incredible) Benefits partners, Equipsme. They provide simple, practical and affordable health insurance for small businesses and the self-employed.
We don’t need to tell you that when there are kids to home school, washing to put on, meals to make, tax returns to prepare, client emails to get back to… we could go on, making time for self-care and checking in on how we’re genuinely feeling, more often than not comes last on the ‘to do’ list.
But it’s so important that our health isn’t one of the things stopping us from reaching our potential.
It’s also important that we don’t let this health crisis, or any other, get in our way.
We believe that taking care of yourself first and foremost is in no way selfish but rather the sensible choice to protect both you, your business and your family in the long run.
All female business owners that sign up to the She can. She did. Benefits Programme get a £20 voucher of their choice when signing up to Equipsme Health Insurance (to make protecting your health all the more rewarding) so do have a look at the Benefits here for more details. On the hunt for more reading on the topic? Take a look at their ‘Who rules the world’ blog here.