With Mother's Day just a few days away we've all got our mommy dearests on our mind. Working Mother has compiled a list of 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013 and the selection not only includes a mix of business moguls, but some of our favorite celebs as well. Beyoncé made the cut not only for her talent, but also landing this year's Super Bowl halftime show, releasing her HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream, landing a $50 million Pepsi deal and going on a world tour all while raising 1-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez are both moms to twins, have made their marks in the entertainment industry and have served as American Idol judges to guide the next generation of singers. Lopez, who is co-chair of Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action's Global Mom Relay, said "You just have to love your child unconditionally, which is a truly natural thing that happens, and just do the best you can."
WNBA player for the Los Angeles Sparks and two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker said, "Motherhood is the most rewarding and the hardest job I have ever done in my life," while Walmart/Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer has been busy ensuring the best opportunities for the next generation.
"I feel pretty confident that I'm going to make Sam's successful, but I'm less confident the generation behind me has everything they need to be prepared," she said recently. "I want to make sure that I make a difference and have an impact."
To check out the full list of influential mamas, visit workingmother.com.
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