I am a huge fan of pop culture, so much so that I have devoted a lot of the content of my blog to pop culture and all that entails. So when I came across the list of Working Mother magazine’s ‘Most Powerful Moms in Pop Culture’, I had to take a read.
Pop culture influences so much in what we do, including how we parent. When I was younger during the The Cosby Show days, the way Heathcliff and Claire parented their brood had a real effect on the way my parents shelled out discipline. It was if my dad would say, “what would Bill Cosby do?”.
When I see how Jada Pinkett Smith keeps her children in line while being there for her husband and squeezing in time for her career really makes me step up my game mom-wise; if she can do all she does and still manage to make successful moves, so can I!
The list of these powerful pop culture moms show a lot about us; what we think of moms in our society, who we look up to in terms of mommyhood, and who we might like to be as moms when measured against our pop culture counterparts.
So who made the list, you ask? They are women who are movers and shakers, bonafide moguls, and moms who do the most when juggling parenting and their success:
- Madonna, singer and actress
- Stephenie Meyer, author of the ‘Twilight’ series
- Lauren Zalaznick, Chairman of the Entertainment and Digital Networks and Integrated Media at NBC Universal
- Amy Pascal, Chairman of Sony
- Maria Jacquemetton, co-executive producer and writer on AMC network’s Mad Men
- Jennifer Lopez, singer, actress, dancer, American Idol judge
- Tina Fey, actress, author, comedienne
- Kris Jenner, manager of Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloe Odom
- Bobbi Brown, CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
- Shonda Rimes, Creator and Producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice
What do you think about Working Mother’s Most Powerful Moms in Pop Culture list? Who was left out? Let’s discuss!
So Fly Diva says
What about Jada Pinkett Smith? Tina Knowles? Brandy and Ray-J’s mother, Sonia?
The Cubicle Chick says
So Fly Diva, yes Jada Pinkett Smith should definitely be on the list, especially since she advises her children when it comes to their careers. Tina Knowles is also a great addition as well. There aren’t many people of color on the list, however, Working Mother is very prudent with their inclusion of all races in their magazine, for the most part.
I really hate to sound negative but….I give more applause to working moms who are any or all of these: 1) Single 2) working one or more jobs 3) people who don’t rely on nannies & maids 4)moms who are “regular”…Those who don’t have millions of dollars yet can stretch a very limited amount of money to provide food, pay bills, pay for gas, etc etc etc….
All of those women above, I can applaud any woman who is a good mom….But anyone who knows me, knows that every time I meet a single mother & she is taking care of things on her own, without the help of a man, working multiple jobs, just doing what she has to do to survive & care for her kids….I always give them credit…Always…Because I do it with help & I know how hard it can be…And I totally get the post….But in my opinion, those women don’t really have me in “awe” or wouldn’t make me say, “well look what she’s doing”….BUT, it isn’t my blog so….And Jada Pinket is great, she just needs to work on teaching little Willow how to read…Because I promise before God, I was embarrassed for the child when she couldn’t read a simple word off of the teleprompter when she was on 106 & Park….It’s great that her kids are in show business, just make sure they have a “childhood”….
And I would like to add, some of those people on that list do deserve to be there….