SHE’S THE CEO. How much time can a CEO take off? What if she decides to have four kids in six or seven years? Should she take six or eight months off for each one? Isn’t it problematic to have your big cheese off for two out of seven years? What kind of CEO says, “That would be fine… you wouldn’t need me.”
...Mitt Romney! Nailed it. (This in no way constitutes an opinion on the Bain thing. It's just too easy.)
Related: who has four kids in six years? The underlying cultural assumption (women want ALL THE BABIES) is unjustifiable, but probably a good example to share with the person who did not believe me that being of child-bearing years, and having interest in baring children, makes a woman a 'less serious' candidate for a lot of jobs.