Audrey French on How New Parents Handle Living Up to Expectations

In Chapter 12 of 21 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, new mother Audrey Parker French answers "What Role Does Living Up to the Expectations of Others Play into the Way You Live?" French shares how living up to parent and societal pressure has become more visible after having a baby and becoming a mother. She and her husband decide to focus on what they feel is best for their child's wellbeing and to push aside pressure to conform to or compromise on what looks better to others.

Audrey Parker French is a new mother living with her husband and son in Austin, Texas. Before leaving work to focus on family, French co-founded CLEAResult, an energy management consulting firm she helped grow to #144 on the 2010 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies and then sell to General Catalyst Partners. She graduated from Wake Forest University.