MOGUL OR MOMMY? WHEN DOES CAREER TRUMP MOTHERHOOD?
The most important thing in the world for many women is their child. For some women, once they become mothers, they make a decision to put themselves on the back burner and put all of their energy into being a mother and making sure that their children are taken care of and have every single thing that they need at every single moment of the day. They let go of everything, including their careers.
Although lots of women make the choice to put aside demanding jobs, especially while the kids are small, some women use their kids as motivation to climb the corporate ladder instead. Having more mouths to feed can be the perfect inspiration to dust off an old idea and bring it to fruition or get that extra needed boost to go for the next big promotion.
Sometimes the women that have career-focused-tunnel-vision are criticized or frowned upon by others that feel that she is doing a disservice to her children by being TOO career-driven instead of being driven by motherhood. The truth is that many mothers, single or married may want and need to thrive off of begin successful in every way possible, and that includes the workforce. Is it wrong for a mother to work hard and be driven by career achievement and the opportunity for a better life for her family or should a mother accept possible mediocrity so that she can be available for her kids 24 hours a day? When should a woman compromise and take off her career hat and put on her mommy hat?
What do you think? When should mommy give up on being a mogul?