A handful of female chief executives say contrary to the portrayal of working moms in pop culture, motherhood helped them become better leaders.


“Motherhood “made me way more ambitious,” said Lacy, who writes about her experiences in her book “A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman’s Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy.”

In the book, which is part memoir, part analysis of the myth that you can’t be a good mother and a good professional, Lacy takes on the disconnect between what she says she was explicitly and implicitly told about motherhood (how you would be a “distracted ineffectual mess” and lose all ambition) and what she experienced (how she was a better executive after having children.)”
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Jennifer Labit is the founder of CEO.mom. She is also the CEO of Cotton Babies, Inc. Jenn created bumGenius, a world-leading brand of cloth diapers. She frequently writes about her evolving process of merging motherhood with full-time corporate and industry leadership. In addition to authoring content for this community, she also regularly blogs at jenniferlabit.com.