"The Power of Genius" panel at Marie Claire's Power Trip conference\u2014an annual event designed to empower and connect influential women\u2014was populated by women often considered businesses geniuses. Speaking on the panel were Julia Hartz, the cofounder and CEO of Eventbrite; Katrina Lake, the founder and CEO of Stitch Fix; and Reshma Shetty, the cofounder and COO of Ginkgo Bioworks. Serving as moderator was Sally Shin, the San Francisco bureau chief of CNBC. An overarching theme of the discussion? How the women on the panel try to redefine what it means to be a mother and an executive. Lake mentioned that she\u2019s made it a point to announce in meetings whenever she needs to leave in order to pump. This, she explained, helps to normalize breastfeeding in the workplace, while also prioritizing her needs as a mother. \u201cI want to emphasize that you can have a family and prioritize that while also being invested in your career,\u201d Lake added. Shetty, meanwhile, recalled a time when she attended an event and brought her baby with her. While she was there, she said, both male and female founders came up to her and whispered, \u201cI have kids, too"\u2014as if it was something to be ashamed of. Clearly, normalizing parenthood among founders is a long road, Shetty noted. In order to combat this very issue, Hartz shared one of her strategies: Recruiting women who are on maternity leave and who may be facing pushback from the companies they work for. Finding talent in this \u201ccritical and life transitional moment\u201d is a way to hire more women and to bridge the gap, she explains\u2014and it shows; the employee ratio between men and women is 50/50 at her company, Eventbrite. Another important aspect of hiring more women, Lake noted, is to invest in diverse founding teams. \u201cIf your team isn\u2019t diverse to start with, it\u2019s so hard to get there,\u201d she said. \u201cThe founding team is who earns most of the money, and women should be included in that if you\u2019re serious about diversity.\u201d Shetty, who works in the biotechnology field\u2014a predominantly male industry\u2014says that her one regret is not focusing enough on diversity earlier. Being a woman in the C-suite can be a space rife with misogyny. But Hartz has a coping strategy: She explained that she doesn\u2019t give the thought much space in her life. Hartz prefers to concern herself with business fundamentals and the hiring process: \u201cYou give power to the things you spend time worrying about.\u201d Follow along with us at Marie Claire's Power Trip here , and via @marieclairemag on Instagram.