|Working Mom enjoying a PTO day|
She wasn’t so much as a pioneer as a trailblazer. And while her path may have been easier because of her Ivy League education, she did it—in heels!
Part of the reason I maintain this blog is to provide lessons for other women who are my sisters in the “working mom struggle”. For that reason, I am sharing this article penned by Hillary Clinton that appeared in Fortune magazine entitled, “What I Learned From Being a Mom Who Works”. I thought we might all learn something from the working mom who is attempting to break through the ultimate glass ceiling.
Like I said initially, you do not have to support her in order to respect the fact that she did the damn thing and seems to have raised a well-adjusted kid.
While the piece is a little heavy on policy and short on personal stories (probably because she’s in the middle of a campaign), I find it sobering to learn that she had to create her firm’s maternity leave policy because no woman had ever returned to work after having a baby. All of us who are in the midst of the working mom journey should thank her and our other foremothers who had the courage to ask, to fight, and to demand what they were entitled to—the right to be female and work.