This weekend, I sat next to another mother at a birthday party and, trying to not talk about Friday’s shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school, asked her how her job at the law firm was going.

She said she was at a crossroads. She had been debating whether to continue on partner track or to step back from her career while her boys were young. Considering the question for a while, she said these past days had convinced her to leave the firm.

Read the whole story at The Washington Post