Mothers Matter


  • Tracie Whitlock


mothers, women, leadership, journal of student leadership, Tracie Whitlock


Women, who were once solely relegated to roles of nurturing and homemaking, now excel in all areas of society. They are leaders in education, science, medicine, business, and politics. Their accomplishments are rightly lauded as they climb corporate ladders and break glass ceilings. However, their contributions as leaders in the home are too often demeaned and discredited. It is time for society to recognize that to fully give women the credit they are due, it must include rather than discount the influential role of the mothers who lead, inspire, and encourage the rising generation.