Madeleine Albright at the U.N.: World’s Women Are on the Right Path
Despite some sparring with members of the profession during my career, I must confess that one of my earliest ambitions was to become a journalist.
While studying at Wellesley, I hoped to pursue a career that reflected both my interests in journalism and world affairs.
But I was also in love and planned to get married right after graduation, which I did.
Unfortunately, my new husband happened to work for the same newspaper in Chicago that I aspired to write for, which led to a complication.
Shortly after our marriage, one of the editors said to me, “Honey, you may want to be a reporter, but it’s against company policy for both a husband and wife to work here; and it’s against common sense that you would write for a competing paper. So go home and forget about it.”
I did go home, but I didn’t forget a thing.