Women have always handled the two extremes so well. From being a mother to being a high-level professional they have always played all the roles to the fullest. From early 20’s to mid 40’s these women are changing the dimensions of the startup world. Just like a woman raises her baby, similarly their ventures are no less than a baby for them. They have grown their virtual babies with dedicated motherhood towards them, simultaneously balancing their family and kids.
This Mother’s Day, women entrepreneurs, share how they are balancing their work and life.
Suchi Mukherjee, CEO & Founder, LimeRoad –
“Balance is frankly a myth. Instead of chasing balance, I am just highly deliberate about how I spend my time and the trade-offs I make. Some of my fondest motherhood memories are hugging my kids, going for a run or just sharing a chunk of some fantastic dark chocolate with them. The nicest is sometimes when the kids ask, “Tell me what’s bothering you”, and I explain the issue at hand in its simplest form and see them spring into action as problem solvers. Motherhood is an amazing learning ground for leadership. For all theories published around leadership – presence, listening, leading by example – nothing prepares you better than dealing with children. I am a better leader, thanks to my two kids.”
Shelly Singh, Co-founder, PeopleStrong –
“Motherhood is one of the most beautiful experiences that nature has bestowed on woman, no other experience stands even closer to it. Motherhood coupled with work can be quite overwhelming for a woman but if one has planned the ecosystem well, this rewarding journey can be very welcome. Going back to work after a break brings next level of maturity and wisdom in the way one approaches work.”
This article was published on Business World