Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth made history recently when she became the first US senator to bring her newborn baby onto the Senate floor.
Beautiful baby Maile Pearl was just 10 days old when she made her big Senate debut, safely wrapped up with her mother in a Baby K’tan sling.
Keep your little one close, whether you’re making history or making memories at home.
Just the day before Maile’s historic trip, Senators had unanimously voted to overturn the baby-ban and allow infants onto the Senate floor. And before you ask, Maile was good as gold when the time came and slept through the whole thing!
Senator Duckworth had worked hard to change the rule, ensuring she’d be able to vote while caring for her newborn and hoping to set a positive example of family-friendly workplace policies to the nation.
Tammy Duckworth: Pushing Boundaries
As an Asian-American woman, an Iraq War Veteran, former Black Hawk helicopter pilot and double amputee working in politics, Tammy is no stranger to pushing boundaries and making history.
She was the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the United States Congress and the first member of US Congress born in Thailand.
And after welcoming baby Maile in April she became the first sitting senator to give birth while in office.
Here at Seraphine, we think Tammy is amazing. Her efforts to make her own working environment a more family-friendly place will pave the way to empowering generations of women to balance high-powered careers with family life.