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Female company president: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with”- Fortune

i have this super friend named natalie. we went to high school together and even at that age, she was filled with more charisma, humor, and positivity than most people know what to do with. things she touches, they seem to turn gold. she is a ridiculously successful corporate woman and attentive mother. she sent this link to me and i smiled & nodded. this. is so so good and so so necessary. i love the approach, the innovation and the recognition wrapped up in this article. thank you, natalie. for what you do to represent mamas and for sending this along…

and also? mamas looking for work that honors your mama-ness, check out the company the gal in the article help start.

from fortune:


Female company president: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with”

PowerToFly President Katharine Zaleski admits: “I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been – until I had a child of my own.”

I still am embarrassed by this memory. Five years ago I walked into an office on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manhattan headquarters of Time Inc. (which owns Fortune.) I was there to meet with Time.com’s then managing editor and pitch a partnership idea, but once I took a seat and surveyed the endless photos of her small children spread across the airy space, I decided this editor was too much of a mother to follow up on the idea…

…While I was on maternity leave from NowThis News (a startup funded by members of The Huffington Postteam), still wrestling with these thoughts, I was approached by my now co-founder, Milena Berry. She told me she had an idea to launch a company that would match women in technical positions they could do from home. I decided to quit my job and leave journalism, realizing this startup had enormous potential for the one billion women entering the workforce over the next ten years.

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