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Mothers in the Boardroom - Combining Children and Career

August 11, 2023

Kids or a career - these days, mothers shouldn’t have to choose between the two.

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Doku | Mütter machen Karriere - Mit Kindern an die Spitze
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 For women living in countries with access to education and training, combining both is a completely natural thing. But working mothers are still coming up against obstacles.

Doku | Mütter machen Karriere - Mit Kindern an die Spitze
Image: SWR

In this film, 10 women provide insights into their lives as company bosses - and mothers. They’re CEOs, heads of department, founders - all in senior positions. Not that this makes it easy for them to take maternity leave or decide to have a child in a world still dominated by men.

 

 

Doku | Mütter machen Karriere - Mit Kindern an die Spitze
Image: SWR

 

There’s always the risk that they will lose their position, and finding a temporary replacement isn’t always straightforward. But anyone who can take care of 150 employees and two to five children can surely rise to the challenge - right?

The documentary shows where the stumbling blocks lie to this day. But also, the opportunities to overcome them. 

 

 

 

Broadcasting Hours: 

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TUE 15.08.2023 – 01:15 UTC
TUE 15.08.2023 – 04:15 UTC
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