In the book she advises women not to listen to the negative voices in their head. The voices that say they aren’t good enough or that the most important thing is to be liked by everyone. At the same time she embraces taking time for what you want. She was offered the job as CEO of Linkedin, the world’s largest professional network and turned it down to have and raise a child for a while. Her message is important now because it is still a man’s world and it is not functioning too well. Men still can set themselves on fire when asked to go to the store to buy anything.
Motherhood should not be undervalued. Women should not be discriminated from good jobs just because they might have to leave because of maternity. Then this country undervalues women who need maternity leave. The statistics say it all. Croatia has one year of paid maternity leave. Canada has 50 weeks paid leave. Norway 44, Italy 22, France and Spain 16 paid weeks maternity leave. Pakistan where we found Bin Laden hiding gives their women 12 weeks. The United States gives our beautiful mother’s of our healthy children 0 that is zero paid maternity leave.
To bad no one really knows about International Women’s Day here in America. I guess not even knowing about it says it all.