Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is encouraging mothers in Italy to pursue both motherhood and a career, citing her own experience as an example.
Meloni, who recently returned to work after overcoming a vertigo-inducing ear infection, emphasized the possibility of combining the responsibilities of running a country with raising a family.
In a three-hour press conference, Meloni addressed the importance of women not being limited by societal expectations regarding motherhood and careers.
She pointed to other world leaders, such as Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, who have successfully balanced demanding careers with motherhood.
Meloni, who separated from her partner last year, addressed the issue head-on, stating that personal circumstances should not hinder women from holding down a job or pursuing political aspirations.
Despite her own challenges, she firmly believes that mothers in Italy can follow in the footsteps of successful female leaders who have managed to juggle both family life and professional responsibilities.
The Prime Minister’s stance challenges traditional views on gender roles and motherhood, urging women to break free from outdated stereotypes.
Meloni emphasized that the fulfillment derived from motherhood is unparalleled and should not deter women from pursuing their professional goals.