Motherhood

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Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi/Motherhood

Founder, Women for Women International

A: Always be strong. Always be independent. Don't let anybody talk to you or touch you in the wrong way. And no man should expect you to know how to cook ...

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Pamela

Pamela Ryckman/Motherhood

Author & Freelance Journalist, The Stiletto Network

A: I don’t. I have very little separation between my work and personal life, and I think balance is a myth invented by unhappy people who need to compartmentalize. In “Stiletto Network,” ...

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Echoing Green; Cheryl

Cheryl Dorsey/Motherhood

President, Echoing Green

A: I spent a lot of time growing up complaining about how the world wasn’t fair. Minor sleights to incredible social injustice offended my sensibilities. Time and again, my mom reminded ...

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Liz O’Donnell/Motherhood

Author, Blogger, Speaker, Hello Ladies

A: My advice to new moms is don’t do the math. One of the first things so many working mothers do when they are returning to work is they add up ...

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Melissa Meyers

Melissa Meyers/Motherhood

President, Melissa Meyers

A: It made me a less selfish and more empathic person. I learned about sacrifice, unconditional love, and how to survive with less sleep!

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Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz/Motherhood

President & Co-founder, Eventbrite

A: I have learned, the hard way, how to ask for and receive help. It takes bravery to do this as we are somehow hard-wired to think we need to grin ...

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