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Jill Abramson, former executive editor of the New York Times Becoming a mom at 29 may not seem all that daring, but in the 1980s, when Abramson was building her journalism career at Steven Brill’s start-up American Lawyer, having a baby before 35 was considered career-killing. “"That was a daring choice",” Abramson told Politico in an interview last year. “And it’s the happiest choice I made in my life, because now I’m reminded that jobs come and go, but your family is forever.”

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