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When the pandemic resulted in childcare and many offices shifting to remote work, Frances realized that working parents would suffer and that working mothers would disproportionately shoulder the burden. Partnering with Bright Horizons and their own clinical testing lab, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard opened a childcare facility for all employees and affiliates. By testing all teachers and parents every three days for Covid-19 they were able to run the childcare center all summer with zero transmission. The fees were heavily subsidized in light of the fact that many parents had other childcare costs they were still paying. In addition to providing flexible working models and a supportive culture to keep women in the workforce throughout the pandemic, the organization has also been looking at promotion decisions and pay equity to ensure that women are not disproportionately impacted. Externally, Frances speaks regularly on the topic of D&I and particularly on women in the workplace.