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For the past year, working mothers have been juggling childcare, homeschooling, and their actual daily jobs. This struggle of balancing different priorities has led to rising mental health problems for mothers during the pandemic. Research has found that school closures have had a significant detrimental effect on mothers' mental health, but have had no impact on fathers' wellbeing. In particular, women have faced increased loneliness or general unhappiness, and their children have been negatively impacted by school closures as well.

In this webinar, two of these UK-based researchers will speak about their findings. Dr. Laura Fumagalli will discuss the impact of school closures on mothers, and Dr. Jo Blanden will talk about the effects on children. Ms. Sou Moniveark, CEO of ChemDry Cambodia, will speak on her experiences as a working mother, and the session will be moderated by Ms. Kim Tol Tan, AmCham Governor. We will then have a long Q&A session, where participants can raise their own challenges and experiences.

*This webinar is for AmCham members only and is open to both women and men.

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Jun 24, 2021

4 PM - 5 PM (GMT+7)


  • Dr. Jo Blanden (full-time researcher at Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics)

    Dr. Jo Blanden

    full-time researcher at Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics

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  • Dr. Laura Fumagalli (Research Fellow at University of Essex)

    Dr. Laura Fumagalli

    Research Fellow at University of Essex

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  • Moniveark Sou (Managing Director of ChemDry Cambodia)

    Moniveark Sou

    Managing Director of ChemDry Cambodia


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