For the longest time, motherhood and having a career were presented as two exclusive options to women. We often notice, as soon as a famous female personality gets married, the next question media asks them is 'Will you continue working after this?'. Rarely is this question presented to the male counterparts.
However, women leaders across the world are setting examples by juggling both motherhood and work together.
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister became the first world leader to bring her 3-months-old baby to attend the United Nations general assembly.
In June, Jacinda also became the second world leader to give birth while in office.
The baby sat in the lap of the father, Clarke Gayford, while Jacinda addressed the general assembly.
And yes, of course the li'l baby, Neve Te Aroha had an ID on her.
Because everyone on twitter's been asking to see Neve's UN id, staff here whipped one up. I wish I could have captured the startled look on a Japanese delegation inside UN yesterday who walked into a meeting room in the middle of a nappy change.Great yarn for her 21st. pic.twitter.com/838BI96VYX— Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) September 24, 2018
This is a celebratory moment for working women all around the globe. And we're acknowledging all the milestones along the way.
Before Jacinda, Benazir Bhutto, the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan was the first woman to give birth while in office.
Women leaders across the world are breaking stereotypes associated with pregnancy and motherhood. These trailblazers are raising the ceiling and how.
Only recently in June, Australian senator Larissa Waters, moved a notion while breastfeeding her baby girl.
A month ago, Julie Anne Genter, New Zealand Minister for Women and Associate Minister for Health and Transport cycled her way to the hospital to give birth.
Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby. This is it, wish us luck! (My partner and I cycled because there wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew... but it also put me in the best possible mood!) #42weekspregnant #cycling #bicyclesarethebest