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Imagine being a Wall Street CEO, making $30 million a year. Imagine that you are the co-president of one of the biggest firms in downtown Manhattan. The world is yours, and you can do whatever you want.
So you get up and make cupcakes for your child’s school at 4:00 a.m. Sound insane? That was the life of Zoe Cruz—before she was fired from her job, anyway. There’s been a lot of chatter about how Cruz was dismissed because someone had to take the fall in a shaky market, and even more about how frustrating it is that it had to be a woman.
More frustrating, however, is the fact that Cruz says she often downplayed her status as a parent, working during labor and going back to work mere weeks after delivery. We wonder if she thinks it was worth it, now that she’s left without a job.
What do you think? Should women have to live two separate lives? Will there ever be such a thing as work-life balance for women? [WSJ]