How Executive Moms Do It.
Of the dozen female executives running Fortune 500 companies, the Wall Street Journal reported that all but one of them have children. “The prevalence of mothers in the corner office hardly means women’s careers aren’t disadvantaged by parenthood,” wrote Joann S. Lublin in the Journal. “Men with children are more likely to rise into management than women with children in most major industries, including retail, health care and financial services, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report on the gender gap.”
The article highlighted how some of those executive mothers were able to do both. The key: Being okay with not being able to do everything. The CEO of Sonesta International Hotels Corp. said, for example, “I didn’t make it to every single sporting event of my two children when they were growing up. You make it up in other ways.” (October 2010)