Jessica Alba & Her 10-Year Old Daughter Are on a Mission to Bring Feminism to the Workplace

Like feminist mother, like feminist daughter. 

Jessica Alba’s 10-year-old daughter Honor delivered a resounding message of girl power during an Honest Company panel led by her mom on Monday and proved she’s a mini Meghan Markle in the making.

Honor kicked things off by broaching the subject of the gender wage gap in an impassioned speech. She questioned why language hinges on the masculine (woman, human) and asserted, “Women should have the same opportunities as men.” Preach, little one.

After, Alba explained that Honor wrote the speech as her fifth-grade thesis and got emotional thinking back to how her daughter initially inspired her to start her company.

Alba later spoke with People about being a working mom and returning to Honest Co. after a short maternity leave, saying, “I didn’t take as long as I wanted to.” As she explained, her company has a “four-month maternity leave for women and two-month with men,” but that it still felt “challenging going back to work after kids,” and even “weird and unnatural” at first.

All in all, though, the mom of three says working has helped her become “super efficient” so she can get things done at home and in the office.

Looks like her superwoman vibes are rubbing off on her brood and we’re all about it.


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