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Read profiles of Michelle Obama, Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes, and more working moms who lead high-profile lives in government, corporate America or the media. Please suggest working moms to profile.

An Interview with Maria Shriver on Work-Life Balance
An interview with Maria Shriver on work-life balance. Maria Shriver found new work-life balance when Arnold Schwartzenegger won the race for governor of California and she had to give up her journalism career. In this interview, Maria Shriver tells how work-life balance stayed in the national spotlight when she expanded the Women's Conference...

Writer Lee Woodruff Discusses Work-Life Choices
Lee Woodruff works as a writer while raising her four children with broadcast journalist husband Bob Woodruff. In her memoir Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress, Lee Woodruff discusses caring for her parents, having a deaf daughter and confesses to being a non-sports mom. Bob and Lee Woodruff co-wrote the bestseller, In an Instant about Bob...

Photos of Female Athletes Who Are Moms
Photos of Female Athletes Who Are Moms

What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?
t's illegal in the U.S. to discriminate against an expectant mother. Pregnancy discrimination can come in different forms: denying a job-hunting pregnant woman a position of employment simply because she's expecting a child, or overlooking a pregnant woman for promotions, raises or other work opportunities. In the extreme, pregnancy...

Top Working Mom Blog Posts of 2009
The top working mom blog posts of 2009 revolved around famous working moms and the health and well-being of our children. The working mom blog posts that sparked the most comments were about Jon and Kate (Gosselin, that is), Sarah Palin and Dr. Laura Schlessinger's book about stay-at-home moms. And then the fed got concerned about lead in...

Top 10 Working Mom Topics of 2012
Every year we seem to find something that fuels working mom blogs and gives us room for debate. But 2012 was a year to remember. From all the controversy around the election to several high-profile working mom blog and media stories, the headlines seemed to give us entries into every hot topic for mommy blogs and real-life mothers alike.

Profile of Character Joan Burton of Army Wives on Lifetime
The Lifetime drama Army Wives portrays Joan Burton balancing a military career with her marriage and newborn baby. Army Wives' Joan Burton is a lieutenant colonel who struggles with redeploying to Iraq and leaving her infant and husband. Joan's husband Roland is a stay-at-home dad who sees some patients at a clinic that has on-site child care.

Profile of U.S. Journalist Euna Lee
Working mom Euna Lee gained international prominence when she and colleague Laura Ling were detained in North Korea while reporting for Current Media about trafficking of women along the China-North Korea border. Euna Lee and Laura Ling were sentenced to 12 years hard labor for illegally entering North Korea. After 140 days in jail, Euna Lee and Laura Ling were released on Aug. 4, 2009, after former President Bill Clinton intervened.

Celebrity Mom Photo Gallery
View a Photo Gallery of Celebrity Moms Who Work, From Angelina Jolie to Michelle Obama

Forbes Ranks Top Celebrity Working Moms
Who are the top celebrity working moms? Forbes ranked celebrity moms in Hollywood according to their estimated earnings from movies, album sales, salaries and income from endorsement and licensing deals.

Michelle Obama's Work and Family Balance Choices
Michelle Obama's work choices exemplify the tradeoffs many mothers make in balancing family and career. Michelle Obama worked at the law firm Sidley and Austin before deciding to take a pay cut to work in the nonprofit and government sector. As senator, Barack's work made Michelle Obama feel like a single mom until she demanded more help from Barack. Michelle Obama left her job when her husband ran for, and then won, the presidency of the U.S.

Exclusive Interview With Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes
Brenda C. Barnes exclusive interview. Brenda Barnes stunned corporate America by quitting as president of PepsiCo North America to be a stay-at-home mom. Later, Brenda Barnes joined Sara Lee Corp. as COO and became CEO a year later. Any working mom worried about an employment gap need only look at Brenda Barnes' journey from Pepsi to be the 9th highest-ranking female CEO in the Fortune 500.

Profile of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the most powerful women in Washington. A former first lady when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president from 1993 to 2001, Rodham Clinton came into her own politically by winning election as a New York senator from 2001 to 2009 and being appointed the 67th United States Secretary of State by President Barack...

Profile of Politician Michele Marie Bachmann
A self-proclaimed “Constitutional Conservative,” Michele Marie Bachmann, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, became a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Politician Michele Bachmann rode into public prominence on the Tea Party tidal wave in 2010. Read on for a profile of Michele Bachmann.

Carol Bartz - Biography of Carol Bartz - CEO of Yahoo
On January 13, 2009, at age 60, Carol Bartz became chief executive officer of Yahoo!, Inc. Carol Bartz held management positions at Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, and 3M Corporation. Before Yahoo!, Carol Bartz was CEO of Autodesk, a company that saw its shares increase more than 10-fold with her at the helm.

Moms of the 2012 Summer Olympics
The moms of the 2012 Summer Olympics offer inspiration for all of us who try to juggle work, family and personal interests. Many return to training shortly after giving birth. Their dedication to their sports can take them away from family but also provides quite a role model for young children everywhere. (I watched the Olympic moms from the...

Olympic Mom Kerri Walsh Brings Home Gold in Beach Volleyball
Kerri Walsh won gold medals for beach volleyball in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, with her teammate Misty May-Treanor. Shortly following her second gold, Olympic mom Kerri Walsh gave birth to son Joseph in May 2008 and then in May 2009 to her second son, Sundance. Like many athletes, she planned her maternity leaves and pregnancies to coincide...

Olympic Mom and Cyclist Kristin Armstrong
Olympic Mom and Cyclist Kristin Armstrong gave birth to son Lucas in 2010. She competed in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 summer Olympics, bringing home gold in 2008.

Olympian and Businesswoman Wendy Boglioli
Olympic swimmer Wendy Boglioli helped bring home the lone U.S. gold swimming medal in the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal, where the East German women's team swept all but two events. Olympic swimmer Wendy Boglioli was part of the freestyle relay team that set a world record and won the gold medal. She also took home the bronze medal in butterfly.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Women and the Economy
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a speech on women and the economy on Sept. 16, 2011, in San Francisco. Hillary Clinton spoke about the importance of growing the economy and the role women play. By increasing women's participation in the economy, Hillary Clinton said, a country will become more competitive and prosperous....

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