Friday

Working Mom Tips From Hillary Clinton

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Whether you like her politics or not, you really can’t knock Hillary Clinton’s hustle. She  became a lawyer at a time when there weren’t a lot of women in the game, especially at the “Big Law” level. She also continued to work Full Time after having her child before doing so was the topic of television shows, magazine articles and at the center of political campaigns. (Probably because her husband was pursuing the noble yet underpaid career of a low level politician. Who knew he was going to become president and go on to have a multi-million dollar speaking career?! Maybe she did, but that’s a topic for another 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.

Enjoy!!!


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