The Silent Superheros – Kavitha Reddi

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

“The pursuit to a coveted state of a perfect balance between professional and personal life is a myth. Whether one has a good supportive family or not, one has to give a 100% to their profession in this competitive market. I remember leaving my little girl alone due to my commitments at work.

That made her more independent at a very young age. She won the debate in School on ‘Quality time spent than quantity time my parents’. One needs to plan and focus on your priorities. It can be a scientific approach to be proactive but never try and strive for that perfect balance, as it doesn’t exist. It is all about giving your best to whichever part you’re planning at that given time.”