Women are freezing their eggs as part of a career strategy

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Women are freezing their
eggs as part of a career strategy

October 03, 2014

A friend of mine – a successful corporate lawyer – recently got married and had a baby with a man she had met at her blue-chip firm.

As their colleagues congratulated them, they told him he had infinitely improved his career prospects by becoming a family man. He appeared to them to be more steady and reliable, and was better able to bond with clients by talking school fees and sleepless nights.

These colleagues also extended warm wishes to her, but they came tinged with surprise that this ambitious 32-year-old had opted for the family route. The way they saw it, having a baby meant that she had “given up” on her ambitions to make partner. She was irritated – but also realistic enough to recognise that her career would not continue on quite such a steep upward trajectory as in the past.

Although my friend was used to working through the night, and fully prepared to hire round-the-clock nannies, she was also well aware that the mere fact of motherhood would sideline her in the eyes of her employers. Where they thought her husband was more reliable, they assumed she was more distracted.

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Source: The Telegraph

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