The Silent Superheros – Deepti Akki

Quite often working moms find themselves at the heart of the controversy – what makes them tick, how they operate and how they manage life seems to be a subject of complete and utter fascination. Why else would we find entire research studies devoted to whether or not working mothers are happier and healthier than non-working mothers? Having said that, what working women do – raising children and managing a professional life – is no joke as most people find playing only one of these roles awfully challenging. On the occasion of this Mother’s Day, we asked some successful mums about how they shuttle between these two extremely important roles in their life. Read ahead to understand how easy/difficult it is to strike a balance between being a good mother and professional…

Text: ANAHITA AHUJA

Deepti Akki who is the Managing Director, F45 Training says that “I am not sure if it’s difficult at all, maybe I would prefer to call it ‘challenging’ and oh, how much I love challenges! They make me grow, evolve and become stronger by the day. The entire universe works on the ‘theory of balance and integration’ and I honestly don’t think it’s a big deal for any mother to do the same. I believe that every mother or every woman for that matter is meant to give her best in playing different roles that interest her. And when she has the freedom to do it, she can set her priorities with ease and with a smile on her face. Being a passionate and a successful professional outside the house gives a mother a better outlook and perspective towards her offspring in relation to the constantly changing world, secondly better focus and motivation towards her responsibilities at home and thirdly self-confidence to deal with everyday challenges in general. The world needs more professionals who are mothers because every mother is both kind and tough at the same time and I totally think it’s savage. I personally feel it’s a deadly combo that can easily run the world.”