Courtney Buchanan started her silk scarf company, CB Grey, in the midst of the pandemic with a newborn baby, a sick mother and COVID-19 to deal with.
ATLANTA – After more than 18 months, the pandemic continues to create work struggles for millions of Americans, but especially for women.
Even as economic conditions have improved, women continue to suffer, both within and outside the workforce.
The National Women’s Law Center has been tracking the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce every month during the pandemic.
In August 2021, women were responsible for just 11.9 percent of job growth.
At that rate, it will take nine years for women to recover the jobs lost since February 2020 — and experts warn of a long-lasting impact on the women’s pay gap.
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Despite the bleak numbers, a local businesswoman makes sure it works.
We introduced you to Courtney Buchanan in 2020.
She started her silk scarf company, CB Grey, in the midst of the pandemic with a newborn baby, a sick mother and COVID-19 to deal with.
Now, with gratitude for her success, she gives back.
With some help from her son and godson, she created a superhero scarf in honor of children going through childhood cancer.
She donated 100 scarves, half to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the other half to the nonprofit Cure Childhood Cancer to empower children in this fight.
“Superheroes have extraordinary powers — powers to change outcomes,” Buchanan said. “Everyone who fights against cancer is the most super superhero. The colours, the stars – it’s all meant to inspire everyone who wears it and to remind them that even on the darkest of days, they still shine.”
A child recently wore it as a cape to ring the bell to celebrate the end of his clinical cancer treatments.
Buchanan donates 100% of the proceeds to the nonprofit Cure Childhood Cancer and hopes that every child who wears it will feel like the superhero they are.