Interviewing Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi.jpgToday I will be interviewing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. We will be discussing what formative life events shaped her ability to become a leader and how we all might help the next generation of women to become leaders too. She has a truly unique story because she raised five children as a stay at home mother before running for Congress at age 47.

Amazingly her whole career has been after children left the house. Many women today are struggling with how to balance work and raising children at the same time. This requires a lot of day to day struggle with choosing which comes first and what moment. There is often a lot of guilt involved and wishing you could be somewhere else wherever you are.

Given the economy it is likely this issue will only grow as more women will need to work to support their families and many women want to work to have a voice in how our political system, our financial system, our health care system,etc-- All will work in the future. As a nation, we need to encourage women to use their fine minds, but we also need to give them the support to me moms and workers.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this...

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