Jennifer Montgomery has served as a Placer County Supervisor since 2008. Raised in Redwood City and Palo Alto, Montgomery earned her bachelor’s degree from Mills College and then studied horticulture at Sierra College. For the past two-plus decades, she and her husband have been residents of Donner Summit, where she has previously held jobs at Sierra Business Council and Sugar Bowl, and for eight years ran her own business. She has also been a volunteer firefighter.
Most of us are familiar with the “motherhood penalty,” a systemic bias that puts working mothers at a disadvantage in terms of pay and perceived competence. But what would the inverse of the phenomenon be called?