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Women Lead Network Podcast Episode 1: Let’s Talk About Women and Labor

Women Lead Network Podcast Episode #1: Let’s Talk about Women and Labor
Women Lead Network Podcast Episode #1 Playlist

Resources used in Episode #1:

What is Work? Formal vs. Informal Labor

UN Women: Women in Informal Economy


Informal Work and Sustainable Cities: From Formalization to Reparation – PMC

Addressing the Gender Dimension of Informality

Are women in formal sector more empowered? Revisiting empowerment | UNICEF Global Development Commons

Joy To Pain: Hustle Culture and Its’ Impact on Women

What You Love is Killing You…Absher Thesis

Hustle Culture

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Exploitation in Women’s Organizations


Passion Exploitation

Additional Resources on this Topic:

Cahuas, M. C. (2019). Burned, Broke and Brilliant: Latinx Community Workers Experiences Across the Greater Toronto’s Non-Profit Sector. Antipode Vol. 51 No. 1, 66–86.

Chen, C. W., & Gorski, P. C. (2015). Burnout in Social Justice and Human Rights Activists: Symptoms, Causes and Implications. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 1-25.

Data USA. (2019). Social and Human Services Assistants. Retrieved from Data USA: https://datausa.io/profile/soc/social-human-service-assistants#:~:text=77.6%25%20of%20Social%20%26%20human%20service,of%20Social%20%26%20human%20service%20assistants.),

Evans Robino, A. (2019). Global Compassion Fatigue: A New Perspective on Counselor Wellnes. The Professional Counselor Volume 9, Issue 4, 272–284.

Gouin, R. R., Cocq, K., & McGaven, S. (2011). Feminist participatory Research in a Social Justice Organization. Action Research 9(3), 261–281.

Jenkins, K. (2009). “We have a lot of good will but we still need to eat…”; Valuing Women’s Long Term Voluntarism in Community Development in Lima. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations , Vol. 20, No. 1, 15-34.

Silva, C. (2020, August 10). Black Activist Burnout: You Can’t Do This Work if You’re Running on Empty. National Public Radio, pp. https://www.npr.org/2020/08/10/896695759/black-activist-burnout-you-can-t-do-this-work-if-you-re-running-on-empty.

Timm, J. (2016, August 24th). The Plight of the Overworked Nonproët Employee; Do mission-driven organizations with tight budgets have any choice but to demand long, unpaid hours of their staffs? The Atlantic, pp. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/08/the-plight-of-the-overworked-nonprofit-employee/497081/.