Being a mother is surely a full-time job; for many women it's their only one. But many high-powered, motivated career women across Chicago and Illinois somehow manage to raise a family while they help run things inside of Chicago, and beyond.
We rounded up some of the biggest newsmakers living and working in, or originating from, the Chicago area--all of whom have children we hope are celebrating them on Mother's Day Sunday.
Every mom, in her own way, qualifies to make our Power Mom list. But these ten movers and shakers have attained levels of success that would challenge even the childless, all while serving double duty between work and home.
Check out our picks for Chicago's Power Moms, and tell us who you'd nominate in the comments.
Virginia McCaskey, principal owner of the Chicago Bears, mother of 11.
Kraft CEO Irene Rosenfeld is a mother of two.
Linda Johnson Rice
Linda Johnson Rice, chairman of Johnson Publishing and mother of one.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Park Ridge native and mother of Chelsea Clinton.
Patricia Woertz, CEO of Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland, mother of three.
First Lady, attorney and mother of two
Christine Lagarde, former chair of Chicago's Baker & McKenzie law firm, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and mother of two.
Ann Lurie, philanthropist and mother of six.
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President and mother of two.
Penny Pritzker chairs Obama's presidential campaign, Classic Residence by Hyatt and Superior Bank, and is a mother of two.