The Silent Superheros – Neetu Arora

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

NEETU ARORA, Director, Bezire had to say that “I knew I wanted to keep growing in my career, but I also wanted to be home for all of the milestone moments with my family. No matter what type of mom you are—no matter what your circumstances or your background—raising a child is guaranteed to challenge you. There will be good days and bad days. There will be days you feel deeper contentment than you ever thought possible, and days you wonder how you’re going to keep your head from exploding. Being a working mom brings with it its own set of hurdles to jump over—ranging from scheduling nightmares and extreme exhaustion to culture wars and working mom guilt. When it comes to spending time with Sehar, I value quality as much as quantity. I’m no better and no worse than any other type of mom. Every family is different, and we’re choosing to do what’s best for ours. Today I will be fully present wherever I am, at work or at home – and that is the only way to sail through this