When Anna Lilly received the diagnosis that her three-year-old son had autism spectrum disorder, she was devastated. “At the time, I didn’t really know much about autism,” says Lilly, senior vice-president and partner with public relations and communications firm FleishmanHillard Canada.
Many young, single, career-driven women enjoy a relatively carefree life. For Melissa Polak, a 29-year-old senior manager at consulting firm EY, that has never been the case. “My father had a stroke while I was still in high school,” Polak recalls.
Read more about Lily’s and Melissa’s experiences as business women who are caregivers in this Business Vancouver feature.