Is getting pregnant pre-VP level career suicide?
As the somewhat melodramatic title says. It doesn't seem like there were any similar questions posted before, so curious what is the census here.
My logic is that you are only starting to bring in actual deals at the VP level. If I have kids before then, how in the world will I grind or source deals without networking?
From a hiring/manager perspective, would you really consider a female candidate for a new role or promotion knowing she is pregnant or have kids? Have you promoted any women with kids from pre-VP to VP or beyond? If so, was that ever a factor?
Not a discussion of ethic or legal issues, just curious what are the honest views on female candidates with kids. Asking because I would like to be realistic with my career goal setting, and it is a very soul crushing when I play out the post-childbirth scenario inside my head.