#106 Big Careers, Small Children: Mentoring Special

Big Careers, Small Children Podcast - ep104 - Clarissa Ward, CNN

“You try to learn to make peace with the mother you are not and embrace the mother that you are.”

Our guest today is Clarissa Ward, multi-award winning war reporter and Chief International Correspondent for CNN.

For over 15 years Clarissa has been reporting from front lines around the world, including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Her incredible memoir ‘On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist’ is a captivating read and details Clarissa’s life in journalism covering conflicts.

Now a mother of two young boys aged 2 and 4, Clarissa juggles life on the front line with raising her young family. She talks to Verena about how life has changed since becoming a mum and what it’s really like to work as an international war correspondent with a toddler in tow.

They discuss:

  • Societal expectations of mothers
  • Motherhood guilt and everything inbetween
  • Working in a job rooted in purpose
  • Tips for travelling internationally when you have a young family
  • The reality of parenthood

We hope you enjoy the conversation.

Clarissa’s book On All Fronts is available now. Find out more.

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