4. You're encouraged to run for office. "I want a legacy of much more participation of women in politics and government," said U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to much applause, in her speech on women's reproductive rights and women in politics. "Kick open the door and make room for all of us."
5. Employers are becoming more sensitive to the needs of mothers. Or, at the very least, they're becoming more open to discussing making changes to the conventional 9-5 workplace. "If we want more women leaders, we really have to change the expectations around actual time in the office and really put the emphasis on results," said Steinberg, the Daily Worth CEO. "Because the reality is, I was up until 4 o'clock in the morning on Saturday writing a paper, but I also took half the day off yesterday to take care of a sick child."
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