There has been a lot of attention given lately to the whole notion of whether women can have it all. We've seen great examples of women who juggle a successful career along with motherhood. Women are being asked to stay emotionally attached to their career path and to not check out as soon as they plan for a family. The discussion at times has been pitting working mothers against stay-at-home mothers. The stay-at-home mothers at times might be faulted for having left the corporate world. Especially, since our society is heavily pushing for more women to enter the corporate C-suite, boards and the realm of politics.
After hearing Arianna Huffington speak recently at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and state that as women we need to redefine success, find back to our own inner wisdom, and try to make the world a better place, I came to the realization that the whole debate about whether women can have it all is extremely disempowering and truly burdensome. The question isn't: "Can I have it all?", but: "Do I want it all?" Yes, we can have it all, but can we do it all, and more importantly -- is having and doing it all truly, truly what we want? Read the rest of Marion Chamberlain's Huffington Post article.