Cherie Blair: Inventing Herself
Posted: 13 Mar 2012
Date Written: October 22, 2010
Cherie Blair was famous, or infamous, in the United Kingdom as first lady from 1997 to 2007. Her marriage to Tony Blair, however, was the result of her own groundbreaking career in law -- a career she fought to keep during the 10 years of her husband's tenure as Prime Minister, even though it meant bringing suit against his government at times. Blair balanced multiple roles and expectations.
Learning Objective: Blair's case gives students a chance to discuss the nature of success. Was Blair successful? Does work-life balance consist of separating work and life, or integrating them? What are the plusses and minuses of each approach?
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