In Westminster you’ll find the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Horse Guards Parade and fantastic night time views from Westminster Bridge. It’s a sightseer’s paradise, and it’s starred in films like Skyfall and TV programmes like Doctor Who and the title sequence of Sherlock.
Licia Ronzulli, member of the European Parliament, has been taking her daughter Vittoria to the Parliament sessions for two years now.
Every time this is on my dash, it’s an automatic reblog.
Life. There’s always a way to make it work.
This woman runs PARLIAMENT with a baby in her lap and she’s CLEARLY doing an outstanding job because she’s still there being a total boss two years later, baby still in her lap.
"A baby will destroy your career-"
Are you sure?
Because I’m pretty sure that Licia Ronzulli would laugh at that declaration.
She’s been doing that to complain about the absence of day nursery at the European Parliament. MEPs have to travel a lot if they want to do their jobs properly : from their home country to Strasbourg (France) or Brussels (Belgium) where the EP seats. Without being given any child care option, MEPs in charge of their children have to chose between:
- giving up child care to people outside the Parliament, a private nurse or childcare centre which is quite hard to find if you don’t live daily in a city
- or taking care of their children themselves which is time consuming and affects their ability to fulfil their duties as a MEP
Licia Ronzulli had the courage to refuse to make such a choice. She showed the EP that you can be a great parent AND have a great career.