June 13, 2013
Many working mothers, attorneys or otherwise, can relate to balancing work and personal life and finding a way to ‘have it all.’ The reality for me set in one morning as, “I take a second to survey myself. I am standing at our kitchen counter cradling my eight-month-old in my left arm as she nurses, while using my right hand interchangeably to eat my breakfast, check my BlackBerry® for emails, and type away at my laptop on a brief that I was drafting.” I had to think, “Is this something to be proud of? Here I am, a partner at one of the top law firms in the world, but what kind of example am I setting for professional women? Is this what is necessary for women attorneys to ‘make it’ or to ‘have it all’? Is my behavior something to inspire pride? Or shame?”
Check out my latest article The Sound of One Hand Typing on the Legal Rebels section of the ABA Journal.