Mothers have been three times as likely as fathers to be responsible for most of the housework and childcare during the pandemic, according to McKinsey’s study on women in the workplace.

Many mothers are also worried their work performance is being judged negatively because of caregiving responsibilities. Recalibrate your expectations, re-set your goals, extend deadlines, and rethink performance evaluations. Empathic leadership will pave the way for future success at all levels of the organisation.