Moms who Inspire: a ShineUP special series

Meet Becky Quick: news anchor, mother, and the first in our “Moms Who Inspire” series.

More than four hundred MILLION people across the world have invited her into their homes for business chat over breakfast.  As an anchor on CNBC’s signature morning show Squawk Box, Becky Quick holds a powerful platform where she boldly banters with some of the world’s most influential people–Warren Buffett and Bill Gates included. If that’s not impressive enough, she’s also interviewed three U.S. Presidents, authors a regular column in Fortune Magazine, and has hosted panels at some of the most prestigious conferences, including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s conference.

Inspired? Me too! But wait. There’s more. On top of her big-league career in the spotlight, her most prominent job is behind the scenes at home where she’s raising four kids, from baby to big, with her husband Matt.

How does she juggle it all? Well, she’ll be the first to tell you that she doesn’t have it “all together.” But what she does have is a close family circle (her dad is her “manny”) and an even closer circle of friends. (I’ve been lucky enough to call her my friend for nearly 40 years.)

Recently, I caught up with her as she was traveling to Nebraska, family in tow, to interview Warren Buffett and other business leaders at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. There in her hotel room base-camp, we sat down to talk about kids, dreams, and why motherhood is the best job ever.

Thank you, Becky, for sharing your heart and encouraging us to dream big. You are a game shifter, an uplifter, and over all these years, you’ve never let me play small with my life. You truly are a “mom who inspires”! I’m so grateful to have you in our corner, now and always.