My Mother, My Mentor
What Grown Children of Working Mothers Want You to Know
About the Author
Pamela F. Lenehan was a managing director in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston; an officer of Oak Industries, a NYSE listed company that was acquired by Corning; and CFO of a high-tech start-up. She is now on the board of directors of publicly traded ATN International and she also serves as the audit chair. While raising her daughter and son, she was a single parent for 11 years and remarried when her children were in twelfth and eighth grades, creating a blended family that includes two step-daughters. She is now the proud grandmother of five.
For over 30 years, Lenehan has managed an informal women’s network connecting corporate women in the Boston area for dinner and creating an “old girl” network. She is on the board of the Center for Women & Enterprise, which helps women start and grow businesses and co-chair of the Boston chapter of Women Corporate Directors.
In her long career on Wall Street and in the corporate environment, it was expected that work and family lives would be kept separate, but Lenehan saw firsthand the family and career issues faced by women and men trying to be good parents while progressing in their careers. She wrote this book because she believes it is time for working mothers to step forward and talk about the challenges—and joys—of combining work and family. Lenehan is passionate about giving women (and men) of the next generation the confidence that their children will turn out well.