Celebrating the working mothers of the World

Celebrating the working mothers of the World

Celebrating the working mothers of the World With Mother’s Day approaching, let us take a look at the working mothers and celebrate their inspiring attitude to build their career without compromising on motherhood.

With Mother’s Day approaching, let us take a look at the working mothers and celebrate their inspiring attitude to build their career without compromising on motherhood.

Abigail Johnson

Beginning her career at the customer service department of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson graduated from Harvard University and joined the Company Fidelity Investments as a full-time stock analyst in 1988.

Today, being a mother of two, Abigail Johnson also is the CEO of Fidelity Investments.

Angelina Jolie

The beautiful actress that Angelina Jolie is, she also showcased how beautiful she is at heart by adopting six children from different countries. The Academy award winning actress is also a biological mother of three children that includes a set of twins. Jolie was appointed an Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG) in 2014 after receiving several awards for her humanitarian work.

Anna Wintour

Being American Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour is a mother of two and makes US $2 million a year. Even though her son Charlie Shaffer shuns the limelight, her daughter Bee Shaffer is often seen accompanying to the fashion shows.

Amy Pascal

For nine years beginning from 2006, Amy Pascal was the chairperson of the Motion Pictures Group of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Co-Chairperson of SPE that included Sony Pictures Television. Amy Pascal who married Bernard Weinraub, former film-business reporter in 1997 has a son.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington who is the co-founder of Huffington Post and Editor-in-chief has two children with her former husband Michael Huffington. Having written 14 books and winning the Pulitzer Prize, her advice on productivity is pretty simple: Get more sleep.

Aung San Suu Kyi

The opposition leader in Myanmar won the Nobel Prize for Peace winner in 1991 and has been one of the most prominent political prisoners of the world. With so many hardships in her political career, Aung San Suu Kyi spent less time with her sons Alexander and Kim, who stayed in UK as she fought for democracy in Myanmar

Beyonce Knowles

One of the leading names in the world of music/entertainment, Beyonce has a net worth of US $450 million and is a mother of one - daughter Blue Ivy.

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde who holds the characteristic of so many firsts was the first woman to become the finance minister of a G8 economy and also the first woman to head International Monetary Fund. The French lawyer from her first marriage to Wilfred Lagarde has two sons, Pierre-Henri Lagarde and Thomas Lagarde.

Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner

Cristina Fernandez is the second woman after Isabel Martínez de Perón to serve as the president of Argentina and under her leadership, Argentina’s economy which was in shambles was recovered. A mother of two, son Maximo Kirchner and daughter Florencia Kirchner; Cristina legalized same-sex marriage in Argentina in 2010.

Drew Gilpin Faust

Drew Gilpin Faust married to historian of medicine, Charles Rosenberg and a mother of two - daughter Jessica and step daughter Leah Rosenberg is the first woman president in the history of Harvard University. For her book This Republic of Suffering, she was awarded the American History Book Prize.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf started her political career as the 24th president of Liberia under the government of William Tolbert but went into exile when a military coup overturned the government. However, the 2011 joint Nobel Prize winner returned to Liberia, raising voice against the dictatorship which led to another brief exile. A mother of four sons, Sirleaf was elected as the world’s first black woman president in 2006 and Africa’s first elected head of state.

Indra Nooyi

Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi who is the leading lady of the second-largest food and beverage brand in the world is the mother of two daughters. Often ruing to the fact that women can’t have it all, Nooyi said that her strong support system enabled her to have a fledging career as well as a good family life.

Melinda Gates

The Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Melinda Gates is a mother of three. With Duke University awarding her honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Gates’ philanthropy work has been recognized all over the world. In 2015, Gates along with her husband Bill Gates received India’s third-highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan.

Marissa Mayer

The president and CEO of Yahoo since 2012, Mayer is one of the most talked-about female executives in the corporate world. Shortly after joining the company, Mayer became a mother and extended Yahoo’s parental leaves to eight weeks giving mothers privilege of additional eight weeks.

Gisele Bundchen

The Brazilian supermodel is one of the top-paid models in the world. A mother of two, she is known for her charitable works. She donated US $150,000 to Brazil's Zero Hunger program as well as designed a limited edition necklace for Harper's Bazaar. The proceeds from the necklace sales went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Hilary Clinton

Hilary Clinton who is a former United States Secretary of State and First Lady of the United States has a Juris Doctor degree from Yale University. While serving as an attorney, Clinton raised her daughter Chelsea Clinton and actively supported US-military actions in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq.

Ho Ching

Ho Ching who is a Stanford graduate is the CEO of Temasek Holdings is and is a mother of four. Since the last 11 years, the Singaporean electrical engineer is serving as the CEO of the company.

Janet Yellen

Being the first woman to chair the Board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, Janet Yellen is married to George Akerlof, a Nobel prize-winning economist and professor emeritus at the University of California and has a son Robert Akerlof who teaches economics at University of Warwick.

Joyce Banda

Mother of five children, Joyce Banda became the first woman president of Malawi and was a women rights activist before joining politics. Banda was awarded the 1997 Africa Prize by the Hunger Project for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger along with President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique. The money was used by her to fund the building of the Joyce Banda foundation for children.

Laurene Powell Jobs

Mother of three children with Steve Jobs and one step daughter, Laurene Powell Jobs founded Emerson Collective that advocates policies concerning education and immigration reform, environmental conservation and social justice.

Mary Barra

Mary Barra, a mother of two teenage kids is the first woman CEO of the auto giant General Motors and is often admired for the way she has balanced family and work.

Margaret Hamburg

A mother of two, Margaret Hamburg served as the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. The American physician was the first New York City health commissioner to give birth while in office resulting in her name being in two places in her children's birth certificates - as their mother and as health commissioner.

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet, the president of Chile also served as the executive director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. Bachelet, in her 20s, was forced to exile but returned to her home country after getting married to Jorge Leopoldo Dávalos Cartes. She is a mother of two children with her former husband and a daughter from her relationship with physician Aníbal Hernán Henríquez Marich.

Meg Whitman

Whitman who graduated from Harvard served as CEO of several leading companies that includes eBay and was responsible for phenomenal growth for the company. Mother of two sons, Whitman currently, is the president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama who’s in limelight for her advocacy of poverty elimination, higher education and healthy living, is a writer and lawyer. The First Lady of the United States is a mother of two daughters Malia and Sasha. Michelle Obama has launched several initiatives over the years that included Reach Higher campaign aiming to inspire Americans for higher education.

Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi joined politics after graduating from Trinity College in Washington, D.C and served the government in various positions, including Speaker of the House. Pelosi is the mother of 5 children with her husband Paul Pelosi.

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Indrawati has a tough job as a mother of three and also as the managing director of World Bank. Earlier, Indrawati served as the finance minister of Indonesia for which she has been credited for the revival of economy.

Samantha Power

Beginning her career as a war correspondent and later became a senior advisor to then-senator Barack Obama, Samantha Power is the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and has two children - Declan Power Sunstein and Rían Power Sunstein. The Irish-born American is known for her efforts to increase social awareness about human rights abuses and genocide.


The two-time Grammy winner has two children with Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all times. Shakira’s music notably pays tribute to both her Latino and Arabic heritage.

Sara Blakely

Starting off with going door to door selling fax machines, the youngest self-made billionaire of America came up with the idea of Spanx. Sara Blakely founded Sara Blakely foundation to help women in education and entrepreneurial training and has three children.

Sofia Vergara

After getting married at the age 18, Vergara welcomed her first child with her husband and high school beau Joe Gonzalez in 1992. She was divorced a year later but today she has managed to become the highest paid TV actress in the USA.

Sheik Hasina

The tough leader in the Indian sub-continent regions, Sheik Hasina is the Prime Minister of Bangladesh and has a son Sajeeb Wazed Joy who lives in the US while her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain is settled in Canada.

Tory Burch

Tory Burch is an American fashion designer and philanthropist who have won several awards. Her designs are more popular for the versatility and easy to wear. Burch is mother of six children – three biological children and three step daughters.

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