PHOTO: Who Says Mothers Can't Do It All?

Sep 24, 2010
Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

Licia Ronzulli, an Italian member of the European Parliament, embraces motherhood while voting on proposals to improve women's employment rights.

After attracting attention for bringing her daughter to work, Ronzulli decided to meet next week with like-minded parliamentarians to discuss improving lives of working moms. (Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

Bringing her newborn to the voting session she said:

It was not a political gesture. It was first of all a maternal gesture—that I wanted to stay with my daughter as much as possible, and to remind people that there are women who do not have this opportunity [to bring their children to work], that we should do something to talk about this.

Licia&39;s daughter Vittoria gets an early introduction into politics. (Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

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