They’re organized, can multi-task, and have zero time to screw around. In short: Moms are wired to kick ass.
In my 20s and most of my 30s I was the employee you wanted on your team. I was highly ambitious, worked insane hours and prioritized nothing above my job. When I learned I was pregnant, I was certain I would return to my job–as VP of global marketing communications at SuccessFactors–after a brief maternity leave. Yet four months later, I was still at home cuddling my precious daughter, knowing there was no way I could go back to the international travel and 70-hour weeks. [read]