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Family or career?

In Opinions and bullet points. on October 6, 2014 at 11:02 am


Για ελληνικά εδώ:

Are you a woman? Then you have to decide : family or career . Whichever you decide it will not be the right answer and people will judge you. But people do so either way? Isn’t that right ? Well dear Dots, I have the answer to your question and this is: Ursula Zore. The newly appointed Secretary General of the Republic of Slovenia herself.

Recently I have met Slovenian politics first hand, participating at Bled Strategic Forum. And I can tell that it takes serious long-hours work, strong personality, focused commitment and love for your country to be elected in such an important position with such a big percentage. But at the same time, I had the opportunity to meet Misses Zore in a completely different environment than the working one. I was very privileged to spend a night in her house. Privileged to talk with her and work on some ideas. I saw the house, I met the family. And I can seriously tell you that you should not ever listen to someone that will tell you you have to choose. She has an amazing house, two incredible children and a caring husband.

Of course it is not easy to have it all. But life is not easy. You need to be passionate for what you do and be in good terms with yourself. And the rest will follow. As for me, I feel very confident that Slovenia has such a great asset like Misses Zore in its new assembly. Why? Because a woman intelligent enough to be there for her family will definitely be there for her country as well.