Carol Hymowitz: Chinese women bosses: long hours don’t hurt kids

From the Wall Street Journal, via

“I don’t feel badly at all about going to work and not spending all my time with my son,” says Peggy Yu, co-founder of, China’s largest online retailer. “He has his life (in school), and I have my life.”

It is a sentiment shared by many Chinese women who are taking advantage of the growing economy to climb the corporate ladder or launch businesses. While a few who are married to newly wealthy men are quitting the work force when they become , most can’t afford to do that. And because practically all have who had jobs outside their homes, it doesn’t occur to them to feel guilty about working or to worry that their career ambitions will shortchange their children.

May 18, 2005, 8:50 PM
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