A business networking group has launched an online survey to gauge how Forsyth County women are faring in the workplace following pandemic shutdowns. 

The survey is conducted by REACH Women’s Network in Winston-Salem. REACH is an acronym for Recognize, Encourage, Advance, and Connect Her. 

Carol Reeve is a founding member of the group. She says the results could help employers create job opportunities in Forsyth County where women can thrive.

“We know that woman were disproportionately impacted by the great resignation that followed the COVID pandemic," she says. "And we really want to equip employers with information that will allow them to attract and retain women at every level of their organization.” 

Reeve says the survey takes on average about 10 minutes to complete. Respondents are asked about things like workplace flexibility, benefits, career advancement, and job satisfaction.

The survey runs through the end of the month, and results are scheduled to be released in April.

The Richard J. Reynolds, III and Marie M. Reynolds Foundation, Twin City Development Foundation, and Woody Clinard contributed funding for the research. 


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