We need to count successful mothering as a plus, or at least not a minus, on the CV. ‘Leaving to spend more time with your family’ is still a common euphemism for being fired. And we are all guilty of double standards. If Bob Diamond had attended his daughter’s sports day (before the Libor scandal) I would probably have been saying ‘great dad’, while giving no credit to a female equivalent.

Sneak Peek: Camilla Cavendish on the reasons Barclays won’t have a female boss.

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