She Was Told She'd Never Be Able to Be a Mother and an Executive. Now She's CEO of a $23 Billion Company
Barbara Humpton entered the engineering world in the early 1980s when she says men largely dominated the field and some women even postponed having children to pursue better work opportunities. So in 1990, when she was a software programmer and a rising star at IBM, she bit her tongue as a male mentor, who was assigned to her, told her to choose between being a mother and an executive.
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