"As a mother to four young girls, the desire to effect change and build the right infrastructure so my girls are able to “be anything they can be” is more than palpable - I breathe and live it everyday. The issue of equal pay goes beyond gender; it is symptomatic of old beliefs and mindsets that as a society, we have not been able to shift."Read More
"I felt so ready to dive back into my “old self.” I quickly realized that being a mom had changed my approach to work in fundamental ways. I’m able to celebrate the small successes where I hadn’t been before. I’ve gained patience and am more forgiving of myself and others as we trip and learn from our stumbles."Read More
"At a time when feminism is strong and we are being told to lead our children by example, I feel almost guilty when I say that at this stage in my life - my truest desire - is to be a good mother."Read More
"While the women we knew earned advanced degrees and cut uphill paths into the professional world, we learned to cook and clean, and resolved to be an equitable presence in our children’s lives. I wanted to be a dad. I saw honor in it. With my daughter, never had my questions of “purpose” felt so self-evident."Read More
"I’m old enough to know that work/life balance is a myth. Sometimes life needs your full attention, and other times, work is all-consuming. When I believe in what I am doing, and when I feel the connection between my work and the bigger picture of making a difference to the company, my clients, and frankly, the world, I feel the balance I need to thrive."Read More
"Yes, I am a mother who has volunteered in classrooms, caught her child’s vomit in her bare hands when a trash can wasn’t nearby (gross yes), proselytized the reduction in homework for elementary aged children, managed appointments, activities and emotions not just my own, but those of my family and children.
Yet, I am also so much more than a mother."Read More