‘First mom’ has other roles: Obama can send a message about what women can do

By PON Staffon / News

Iris Bohnet was interviewed for a recent Boston Globe article on Michelle Obama’s decision to not work and focus on her children when her husband becomes president:

And role models matter, says Iris Bohnet, director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. “I’m all for women having choices, including the choice of being a mom and focusing on that role,” said Bohnet. “We have to work on the constraints” that keep women from being able to have choices.

Read the full article at boston.com.

Iris Bohnet is a professor of public policy and the faculty director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and member of the PON Executive Committee.