The onset of the pandemic in 2020 led to vast amounts of women exiting the workforce. Three years later, women are beginning to return to the office. In fact, in March 2023, there were more than 77.8 million women in the workforce, which is more than pre-pandemic levels.
There are several factors behind the decision to return. One is more reliable schooling options, which takes stress off of mothers. Additionally, there are fewer overall business and industry closures, and the public health outlook is improved, creating more flexibility. Women contribute invaluable skills to the workforce, particularly in certain women-led occupations such as kindergarten and preschool teachers, speech language pathologists, and licensed vocational nurses.
While many women have transitioned back into the office, there are still barriers that prevent other women from making the same choice. Common barriers include ageism, caregiving responsibilities, and lack of confidence.
To overcome these barriers, women have turned to professional mentorship, or are pursuing hybrid roles. Another option is cosmetic surgery, which boosts self confidence. Cosmetic surgery is especially popular among recent mothers, 39% of whom say they are insecure about their post-baby bodies. This insecurity can bleed into work and make women less likely to pursue a career.
The growing trend of women returning to the workplace is promising, but there is still work to be done in making the transition more accessible. Plastic surgery procedures are one of several methods of easing the transition and can make a huge difference on self-esteem.
Source: Sieber Plastic Surgery