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Teaching by Example

Mothers and daughters discuss the impact of entrepreneurship on their relationships.

This story appears in the December 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

As women entrepreneurs continue to make giant strides in business, they strive to be positive role models to their children, particularly their daughters. Here, two business owners and their daughters speak candidly about their relationships and how entrepreneurship fits in.

"When the school would call and tell me I had to pick [Laurel] up because she was sick, I sometimes had to set up a sleeping bag in my office for her to rest on until I could go home. She remembers these things as 'normal' and does not feel slighted, while I reflect upon them with a great deal of guilt," recounts Yvonne Tocquigny, 48, president of Tocquigny Advertising, Interactive and Marketing, a $5 million firm in Austin, Texas.

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