Williams-Sonoma Chief Advocates for Working Moms.
The head of Williams-Sonoma, speaking recently at a California Women in Business gathering, said that she is a "tireless advocate for working parents," according to the North Bay Business Journal. Laura Alber, the paper said, "thinks the word ‘balance’ is not the right one for the interplay between work and home. She prefers the image of juggling, striving to keep all balls in the air, but being especially careful that if one falls, it is rubber and not crystal." (July 2007)