Beginning her career as a secretary to a powerful BBC producer, Amy Pascal has certainly moved up the proverbial corporate ladder -- and what a climb it's been. As co-chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal is well-regarded as one of the most powerful women in Hollywood -- a job which landed her on Forbes' list of the most powerful women in 2010.
After 25 years in the business, though, it was time to add the role of mom to her impressive resume. When her son was little, she kept a crib in her office, and as he got older, she would get up extra early to spend time with him before leaving for her busy day. She's the first to admit that meshing children and her important role in the entertainment industry is a constant challenge, which she likens to "juggling mountains." But she also acknowledges how much her son changed her life, and she's committed to setting boundaries.