MT speaks to the women who are combining a stellar career with raising a family.
By Adam Gale Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Dissatisfied at how your career's progressed? You're not alone. Thankfully, it's never too late to give it a jump start.
POWER MUMS: The wealth management exec couldn't face accountancy, has always worked full-time in the City, and both her daughters go to boarding school.
POWER MUMS: The insurance executive talks about taking on City bully boys, being a single mum and why she sent her daughters to private school.
POWER MUMS: The journalist and author is 'angrier but less vitriolic' now she has children.
POWER MUMS: The controversial talking head thinks maternity leave should be unpaid and has had the social services checking up on her kids.
POWER MUMS: The Deloitte partner balances two jobs with twins and says she is a 'terrible insomniac'.
POWER MUMS: The head of volunteering not-for-profit City Year UK wanted to climb the career ladder before having kids, but wasn't convinced by 'hypno-birthing'.
POWER MUMS: The Salesforce vice president interviewed 40 nannies and still works out at 5.30am six days a week.
POWER MUMS: The litigation lawyer talks about missing her children's first steps and why she decided against private school.
POWER MUMS: The founder of law firm Halebury and mother of three commutes between LA and London and admits to being a control freak. She talks about learning to let go and being bossy.
MT ARCHIVE: So you're ready to have kids - but are you ready for the career-transforming effect it's going to have, asks our Power Mums columnist Christine Armstrong.
POWER MUMS: She's famous for her ceramics, but Emma Bridgwater had never thrown a pot before she started her business. She discusses her marriage, and why British manufacturing is so important.
The founder of the travel-booking website works full-time. 'I'm not ready to be a mum 24 hours a day,' she says. Here's how she manages her work/life balance.
Having learned to read at 14, Woodward is now commercial director of the biggest salon in the world. No mean feat for a mother of two...
Former McKinsey partner Nina Bhatia says too much pressure is put on parents by schools. 'If a full-time working, male politician had to figure out how to fill the school holidays, we'd design the whole system differently'.
The capital's transport guru says her role as a parent is changing as her children grow up.
Our first international Power Mum challenges assumptions about working mums and wants men to contribute to the debate.
Mother-of-two Jane Geraghty on running a busy design agency without losing your cool at home.
Driven mother of twins Emma Gilpin-Jacobs reveals the secret to managing a media empire without sacrificing a home life.
Carrie Longton, co-founder of parenting site Mumsnet, tells MT about the challenges - and highlights - of bringing up three kids (and a dog) while running a fast-growing business.
Meet 'Power Mum' Sara Bennison, who is marketing communications director for Barclays Retail while bringing up four kids. Not only that, she commutes for nearly three hours each day... Here's how she does it.
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Combining a stellar career with raising children is tough, but it can be done. Superheroes? Control freaks? Sometimes both. MT talks to three mothers - and a dad - who wouldn't have it any other way.
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