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— Photo from NYS Governor’s Office

On Women’s Equality Day, Governor Kathy Hochul, right, announced that Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon, center, will oversee a study to examine the impact of COVID-19 on women in the workforce and explore equitable solutions. Starletta Smith, left, who directs the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, spoke with passion about the hardship women endured during the pandemic when many had to choose between being employed and caring for their children.