Justine Roberts is an inspiring example of a woman entrepreneur. She started Mumsnet – the UKs most popular website for parents - after becoming the mother of twins. We spoke ahead of covid. It’s ironic, eerie, whatever you want to call it. We talked about the difficulties of working remotely with kids at home, and the burden of childcare on women’s careers. Little did we know all of this would become exponentially true in just a few weeks with the lockdowns. Empathy, understanding – these are key ingredients to a sustainable workforce. Covid 19 is yet another reminder we need to protect women’s positions in the workplace by enabling their career longevity and growth. Companies like Mumsnet and Roleshare - the jobshare matching site bringing part-time workers together for full-time roles - help to do that. Photo credit: Emilie Fjola Sandy.