Career

Behind every great woman…

These career women "have it all", including the backing of their partners.
Bill and Hillary Clinton

It’s a story that’s not often told – behind almost every female CEO mother is a man who is the primary caregiver. These female power players credit their partners with giving them the ability to advance their careers.

Hillary and Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton has supported Hillary during her presidential campaigns. “I told her when she got elected to the Senate from New York that she’d given me 26 years, and so I intended to give her 26 years. She had carte blanche to make whatever decisions she wanted, and tell me what I was supposed to do about it.”

Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg

Sheryl Sandberg split parenting duties with her late husband Dave Goldberg. “The most important decision a woman makes is if she has a life partner and who that life partner will be. The best decision I ever made was to marry Dave.”

Angela Ahrendts

Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry, now a senior vice-president at Apple, has three children with her husband Gregg Couch. “Stay-at-home dad, it has such a bad connotation. My husband works probably more hours than I do, pays every bill, manages everything so I can focus on work. My husband is a working father – he just doesn’t go into an office.”

Tina Brown and Harold Evans

Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair (right). Her husband Harold Evans moved with her to New York so she could work. “I could never have got to where I am in my career without my husband. The choices I made, he worked around. Without [his support], I’d have been stifled.”

Helena Morrissey

Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management, has nine children with her stay-at-home husband Richard. “Maybe there is a slight stigma if men rather than women stay at home. But I think it’s one of the things that could definitely unlock that pipeline of women.”

Carly Fiorina

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Her husband Frank retired at 48 to support her career. “[Frank played an] important role in my success – and my happiness, beyond that.”

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