Supermom: Can career women have their cake and eat it, too?

Our Guest post this week is by Ingrid Peschke, a Christian Science practitioner and spokesperson for Christian Science in Massachusetts. 

Women “having it all” has been trending on Twitter ever since the July cover story of The Atlantic Monthly came out and Marissa Mayer was named the new CEO for Yahoo.

Only they seem to be sending mixed messages. Marissa is pregnant (expecting her first child in October) and left the Google giant (net worth pushing $200 billion) to take on the hefty job of turning Yahoo around (net worth $20 billion). She’s also the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The world is watching for nothing short of an Apple miracle, and I for one am excited for women that pregnancy is no longer a barrier to positions of power. At least not in the United States.

But there’s a chorus of women who are asking, “At what cost?” and . . . “What about the baby?”

Anne-Marie Slaughter essentially asked herself that question 18 months into her job as the first woman director of policy planning at the State Department. Slaughter wrote the cover story in the Atlantic Monthly“Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.” The photo of the baby in a leather briefcase flanked by a skirt and heels caught my attention. Because yes, I can relate…..   read more of this post on Ingrid’s blog

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One Response to Supermom: Can career women have their cake and eat it, too?

  1. I very much enjoyed the post! For a new mom and young attorney, this was very interesting! Thanks!

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