What does it mean to have it all?

Our guest, Lynn Sherr, says that before you can answer that question, you need to answer – “What does ‘all’ mean?”

She thinks that it is easy for a CEO to have it all because they have an army of support at work and home. Ultimately, thinks Sherr, it’s harder for the CEO’s secretary to “have it all.”

How do you define ‘all’?

— Stephanie Curtis, social media host

  • Peg in Ely

    Oops, posted this to wrong blog. So here it is now:

    My reaction to the pregnant CEO is ‘so what?’ Women have been working and raising children since women have been having children. The difference is that this woman will have access to assistance well beyond what other working women have. So, with a good, well-paid nanny, what is the big deal?

  • bsimon

    You have it all when you need to change nothing to maximize happiness. I, for example, abhor my job. I’m working to change that & hope to find reduced stress & increased happiness at both work and home when the job change is complete.

  • John

    I think this is a selfish question. Sure in this particular instance a female CEO appears to have completed the bucket list of a successful female, but given the demands of her job or women like her, choosing to have kids seems a selfish choice. If she’s a work-a-holic she’ll be absent more often than not. Why have kids?, Is it because she can check it off the list (ie. not experiencing everything female unless I have kids). Selfish.