“If you want your kids to follow their dreams, you’ve got to follow yours as well.”
Motherhood and the MBA
We all know the positive impact earning an MBA can have on our managerial skills, professional relationships, and career trajectory. In exchange, MBA programs can be demanding, whether we decide to go part-time or full-time.
MBAchic spoke with three women who pursued their MBAs while embarking on another joyful and demanding role—motherhood.
We asked the following three women what it’s like earning an MBA as a mom:
- Laura Gallardo, a marketing director, who earned an MBA from University of Texas McCombs School of Business
- Anique Russell, the co-founder of Too Good Eats, who earned an MBA from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business
- Stephanie Navasu, a human resources executive, who earns an MBA from the University of La Verne MBAX program in Fall 2021
Watch below as they tell their stories of why they chose to pursue their MBA, the community and resources they built and set up to make it possible, what their children have experienced along the way and what advice they have for mothers considering making the same move.