Carol Evans, founder of Working Mother Media, said this recent election offered some good role models for working parenthood.
“Michelle Obama is a great role model as First Lady,” Evans told the Miami Herald . “She’s a mother and a lawyer, who has had an active career. Women lawyers have a big challenge combining work and family because of the 24/7 nature of being a lawyer. I think she will be a refreshing face in the White House and reflect the concerns of working moms around the country.”
On the vice presidential candidacy of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, mother of five, Evans said, “What delighted me was that left and right came out strongly in support of working mothers and defended her right to run. I think that was a breakthrough.” (November 2008)