SOUTHERN COLORADO — Studies show this pandemic disproportionately hit women harder than men. According to the National Women's Law Center, nearly 2.2 million women have left the workforce since last January. The struggle for working moms is even harder, due to current strains in childcare.
While many companies have allowed their employees to work virtually, many “essential workers” lack the skills needed to secure a flexible work-from-home job.
News5 spoke to a former military wife and mother who hit rock bottom. Esther Inman, is the CEO and founder of Virtual Assistant Internship, a company that helps other women gain the skill-set they need to enter a new workforce.
"Everything that you were passionate about before your significant other got into the military; The things you're passionate about now even if it's dogs, knitting, or even child psychology, those things are worthy of being pursued," Inman said.
Inman says she was once on food stamp, but has since built her way back up, and is now passionate about helping other military wives or stay-at-home mothers, find their purpose with online careers.
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