Outspoken Wendy Williams and host of “The Wendy Williams Show” recently sat down with Moira Forbes of Forbes Woman Magazine, to talk about her successful career as a talk show host, and how she balances the rigors of work with her family.
In the interview however as reported by Forbes, Wendy shares some words of advice with the ladies saying:
“My suggestion to women is always…use your entire 20s to work your behind off in your career… And then think about meeting that guy,” cautions the 50-year-old. “‘Cause we’re the ones that lose in marriage. Not men.”
Williams who started her career in radio over 20 years ago, at a tiny station in St Croix earning just $3.75 an hour said: “I spent almost every day down there being miserable and crying,” recalls Williams who spent what little money she made mailing out audition tapes.
Read more excerpts from the interview below:
“We can debate this all day. Every woman has a different view and there are some women who have an opinion and are scared to voice their opinion on it. But I’m not afraid to voice mine – don’t throw tomatoes.
I do feel it is difficult for men to accept really successful career women. Whether it be that we out-earn them or the marquee, our names are brighter than their own. I also feel like marriage and babies stunt a woman’s growth career-wise and they don’t understand like, once you get married and once you have kids, you can’t do all the things that you used to do and maintain this important precious thing you’ve built as a family.
So my suggestion to women, always, is to use your entire 20s…work your behind off in your career and get some ground footing, then think about meeting that guy. Even if you’ve met him at 27, don’t get engaged and don’t move to where he is. This is about you and your career. Because we are the ones that lose in marriage.
Not men! Men can have all their boys’ nights out and whenever we have a girls’ night out I’m always, ‘I gotta leave, it’s soccer practice.’ I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. I’m saying that as a woman who’s been married for 17 years, we’re still expected to empty the dishwasher and we’re still expected to maintain our household.”
You can watch the Video Interview HERE!