03/04/2015 09:15 am ET | Updated Mar 04, 2015

Female Company President: 'I'm Sorry To All The Mothers I Worked With'

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I still am embarrassed by this memory. Five years ago I walked into an office on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manhattan headquarters of Time Inc. (which owns Fortune.) I was there to meet with’s then managing editor and pitch a partnership idea, but once I took a seat and surveyed the endless photos of her small children spread across the airy space, I decided this editor was too much of a mother to follow up on the idea.

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