Women are constantly trying to get out from behind a man’s success be it in the business world or beyond, but what about when the great success of the family is the woman?
That’s why I loved this piece in yesterday’s New York Times about Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the soon-to-be chair of the Democratic National Committee. She not only kicks butt as a Congresswoman, but also as a mother. And she gives due credit to where much of it is clearly due — to her husband. Wasserman says in the article:
“I promote that you don’t have to choose between work and family.” But, she adds, “I married a great guy.”
He’s apparently so great that he doesn’t even need hired help around the house when she’s off in Washington working. Unreal!
It’s refreshing when I read accounts of women who are uber-successful in their professional life cop to the fact that they have a husband at home bearing the weight of child care or personal responsibilities. I keep thinking all those awesome working moms I meet are somehow making it all happen on their own (FWIW Design Mom says Ben Blair does his half – love it!).
So a big thanks to Ms. Schultz for being so forthcoming to all us curious bystanders about how she gets it done.