Balancing Motherhood and Management - Black Enterprise

Balancing Motherhood and Management

The common perception that women in positions of power have to choose between their career and the joys of motherhood is history. “We’re moving past the idea that the woman’s place is in the home,” says organizational psychologist Dr. Debra A. Major. “Women don’t have to make an either/or choice. You can be both [a mother and executive].”

Currently, there are 12 female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, 11 of which are mothers, according to a recent article published last month. Xerox Corp. CEO and mother of two, Ursula M. Burns, is the only black woman on the list. BE women of power such as Rosalind G. Brewer, Sheila C. Johnson and Debra Lee are all mothers. So, how do these exec moms do it?

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