The Keeping up with the Kardashians star Kim shared her thoughts on whether she believes women can raise a family and have a successful career at the same time.
‘I mean, I think that’s just not really, like, a positive outlook,’ she said of Nooyi’s declaration that women simply ‘pretend’ they can have it all. ‘My mom kind of taught us girls we could have it all.’
‘You know, [my mom] works hard. She taught us that if you work hard, it’s just all about prioritising,’ she continued.
‘I think that, yeah, it could get tough after you have a baby. There are so many times when I just didn’t want to get up and work on something and I just wanted to be home with my baby, but, for me – and I think I can speak for my sisters – it makes us feel good when we are out working.’
She added: ‘If anyone really feels like they can’t do it all, I feel like it’s a little bit discouraging to say that. Even if I couldn’t and it wasn’t possible, I would try. And I would, you know, try my best to do it all.’
Speaking of her own priorities now that she’s a mother and a wife to rapper Kanye West, Kim admitted that her outlook on what’s important has shifted dramatically.
‘You know, now that I’m married, I would so much rather spend time with my husband, my family and my baby than run around the world working for other people,’ she declared.
‘Can women really have it all?’ debate was once again brought to the forefront just after Pepsi CEO Nooyi made her confession during an interview:
‘I don’t think women can have it all. I just don’t think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend we
can have it all…’ she began.
‘Every day you have to make a decision about whether you are going to be a wife or a mother – in fact, many times during the day you have to make those decisions… We plan our lives meticulously so we can be decent parents. But if you ask our daughters, I’m not sure they will say that I’ve been a good mom. I’m not sure.’