The media icon for the woman living in the 1950′s was a domesticated housewife and mother who cooked, laundered, cleaned and sewed all the while looking fashionable with a big, happy grin on her face. Fast forward to today. The media icon today in an entirely different woman. What do you see in the latest Glamour and Vogues magazines? You see a tall, confident woman, designer clothes, wearing her role as a career woman, mother, wife and domestic goddess, with that “I can have it all” look to her. So what’s the difference between then and now? While both may be illusions of perfection, the real career woman and mom today is mostly exhausted, completely overwhelmed with the second shift at home, and struggling with guilt and stress.
I did something I was very proud of this week. I had my Media Pass as usual for the incredible C2Mtl Conference. If you’re not familiar with this awesome event that comes to Montreal every year, just check out this week’s speaker lineup. Why I love this conference, is because I always leave with an incredible interview for you women. Last year, it was Arianna Huffington. This year, I had my eye on Richard Branson (second time’s a charm), makeup legend Bobbi Brown, and fashion goddess Diane Von Furstenberg.