“Our Mother’s generation was different. They accepted their lot and were nurses, teachers or stay at home mothers. I’m a mother and I don’t think I have missed out any professional opportunities because I benefited from all the women and mothers who worked so hard before us.” Stacey Marz is a lawyer and the Director of the Alaska State Court System, self help services.
“My mother, Floria Lasky, was a very successful entertainment lawyer who never retired and worked until she passed away at 84. She practiced law starting in in 1945. She was liberated , powerful and a role model for many female lawyers and for women in general. So it really wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that I realized that professionally gender could be an issue. I had graduated from Harvard as the last Radcliffe graduating class, I had a great job but I realized there was this glass ceiling for women.” Emily is a mediator/arbitrator at Emily Altman LLC as well as the President of the Frederick Loewe Foundation.
“Now our culture says that women can do anything and I’ve done it all. My life is possible because women can do anything. I am an architect, I’m a belly dancer, I’m a mother, I love clothes and I moved from India to the United States 25 years ago on my own. Men don’t get the “You can be anything message.” I can engage in a mostly male profession but men can’t enter into mostly female professions as naturally.” – Ritu Saheb is a real estate developer/architect.