Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
"The whole continuing question about whether women can 'have it all' -- I think it's the wrong question. I think the right question should be, 'What makes you happy as a person? Do you want to not "have it all" but to have both in your life in an imperfect way?' Because if the question presupposes that you're going to do both and be equally happy at every moment, it's a false question.It's a compromise; it's a balance; it's figuring out what's the most important thing you have to give at that moment and to what. All of that is a constant work in progress."
Justice Sotomayor grew up in a housing project in the Bronx, with a mother who valued education highly. She was admitted to Princeton and received a full scholarship, at a time when Princeton did not have a single Latino professor or any classes in Latin American studies. She won the top undergraduate prize and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton before entering Yale Law and later passing the New York Bar. She is the first hispanic Justice on the Supreme Court.