Hillary Clinton Is Waving the Mom Flag in a Professional Setting. Should You?

Overview


Andrea Kramer, commenting as co-chair of the Firm’s gender diversity committee and co-author of a new book, Breaking through Bias, said it remains risky for most women to emphasize their roles as mothers while at work. Speaking of Hillary Clinton’s “mom emphasis,” Ms. Kramer said, “You’re not Hillary. I’m not Hillary. She’s a very special case. We call this the Goldilocks Dilemma. If a woman is seen as too hard, they don’t like her. And if she’s too soft, why would you have her on your team?”