Hooray for the working mum - we can finally feel a little bit vindicated by this latest study below from Harvard Business School.
Their research points to the fact that daughters of women who work can actually be influenced positively by this and it's reflected in their own career choices further down the line.
It also alludes to the fact that sons of working mothers are more likely to take a more active role in household and parenting duties.
Which, as a working mum myself, makes me feel a little bit better about not always being there to collect my child from school or sometimes cramming homework in at inappropriate times.
It's not all beer and skittles no matter which side of the fence you find yourself on and there are massive social and economic arguments for both working and stay at home parenting but from a purely personal perspective, I was quite pleased to read that I'm not actually a heartless monster. Well, not all the time anyway.
Daughters are largely shaped by what they see from their mothers — and a new study continues to prove this. Despite taboos in the past about having busy bees for parents, it is shown that working mothers can have a big impact on their daughter's path to success. Harvard Business School's "Gender Initiative" analyzed data from 24 countries — finding that in the U.S. specifically, adult daughters of working mothers earned 23 percent more than those whose mothers had not worked during their childhoods.