Completing an EMBA is regarded as a natural progression for a man who’s career is stagnating. But for a new mother, and one already in a senior position, the world is not so encouraging. Sandy Beky, co-President of EPWN Paris, takes up the story. I entertained the idea of doing an Executive MBA (EMBA) a few years before I actually made the decision to go and do one. I still remember that each time the thought crossed my mind, all sorts of supposedly good reasons instantly killed the idea. An EMBA would be too expensive, too time consuming, much more pressure that I would be able to handle; and I would not be smart enough to get through the selection process! I was certainly not the only woman yearning to enroll in such programme while at the same time erecting her own mental barricades.