This post is super interesting and should be considered by all moms, especially the ones who work. It discusses an essay written by Talia Goldstein, the CEO of a matchmaking company, about the shame she felt when she first got pregnant because of the negative stigma attached. According to her, there’s the impression that an executive who is expecting can’t be as effective at fundraising or climbing the corporate ladder. Meanwhile, co-workers would talk about how they would “never invest in a company with a pregnant CEO.”
As a result, she decided to hide her pregnancy by wearing bulky coats to meetings. And apparently, it worked, and she continued to hustle with no one knowing her condition. Now, she is pregnant with her second child and has decided to be open about it.
Even though it is illegal for expecting women to be discriminated against, statistics still show that mothers are behind earnings-wise in the work force and are viewed as being less competent than their male counterparts.
Read the full article here: Why One CEO Hid Her Pregnancy — and What It Means for All Women