Setting boundaries doesn't always come naturally to Mary Pat Cornett, CMP, managing director of meetings, conventions, and travel for the Alexandria, Va.; based American Diabetes Association. When she first went back to work as a meetings director for another association when her first child was 4 months old, she was very aware of how she might be perceived as a parent. “I gave 120 percent — if anything, I gave too much to work because I didn't want anyone to have the perception that I ...

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