In a recent interview with Forbes, Wendy Williams opened up about her decision to hold off on having a family until she established a successful career. In addition to offering her thoughts on marriage and kids slowing down a woman’s growth career-wise, Williams also offered her own words of wisdom to young professional women in their 20s.
We can debate this all day. Every woman has a different view and there are some women who have an opinion and are scared to voice their opinion on it. But I’m not scared to voice mine — don’t throw tomatoes. I do feel it is difficult for men to accept really successful career women. Whether it be that we out-earn them or the marquee, our name is brighter than theirs or whatever. I also feel like marriage and babies stunt a woman’s growth career-wise and they don’t understand like, once you get married and once you have kids, you can’t do all the things you used to do and maintain this important precious thing you’ve built as a family.
So my suggestion to women, always, is to use your entire 20s to work your behind off in your career and get some ground footing, then think about meeting that guy. Even if you’ve met him at 27, don’t get engaged and don’t move to where he is. This is about you and your career because we are the ones that lose in marriage. Not men.
Do you agree with Williams’ opinion about marriage and kids slowing down a woman’s professional growth? Do you think it’s best for women to wait until after their 20s to settle down? Sound off with your opinions in the comment section below.