When Alex Eagle was born six weeks early, her mother, a medical journalist, brought her portable typewriter into the hospital and filed from her bed. Two weeks later, she was giving a talk at a fertility and sterility conference in Dublin, so the newborn Alex was brought along, latched to her mother’s breast beneath a shawl and the two ended up on the front page of the Irish Times. It’s no surprise then that starting a family and having a successful career is second nature to Alex now she is a mum.
“Like my mother, I never really stopped working,” says Alex, who has a one-year-old son Jack and another on the way. “I held meetings at my home for the first few months after Jack was born and cut back on travel. Mum worked since I was dot and I do hold that quite close – I never resented my mum so I don’t worry about being a working mother myself.” For those unfamiliar, her home-like eponymous st