Resources for Working Moms #3 (#BMHW20)

By Kiley MayfieldApril 17, 2020

Navigating COVID-19 for Nonprofit Leaders, Business Owners, and the Self-employed

The novel coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping our state’s health system and economy has caused more unemployment than any other time in recent history. Black women in Louisiana are disproportionately represented in public-facing jobs and earn 47 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men— the steepest income inequality in the nation. So where are the most up-to-date resources for Black birthing people? Below are helpful links and contacts to figure out the next few months, as we all stay safe and weather the economic storm.

Responsible for others as a small business owner or nonprofit leader?

Resources are being made available by the federal government. Congress is working to approve additional relief funds but there is no guarantee. Act quickly, because funds are being depleted from high demand across the country.

Support for small business owners

Louisiana Workforce Commission provides:

Support for nonprofit leaders & self-employed


We want to hear from you. Is there information you need that has been difficult to find? What services have been unavailable that are important to you? How can the
city of New Orleans, and the state support your family and your health during this pandemic?

Contact Kiley Mayfield, Birth Equity Policy Analyst, at