In Conversation with a Working Mother

1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

My name is Richa Chauhan. I reside in Baroda. We have a small family of four, apart from me – my dear husband and two sons. I am passionate about everything that is a creative medium of expression. I love writing, speaking, acting and making videos. Recently I have been attracted towards zero waste lifestyle, though not easy but I am trying my best to make a difference.

2. Was your break a conscious decision? What were the obvious fears when you started looking out for openings?

My children have never been a problem for me whenever I had thought of reviving my career, (Radio Anchor in AIR, copywriter in an Advertising Agency, now an English Teacher). The only pressure was to keep “people” happy at home. All my breaks were due to their insecurities. And I gave up thinking it as my “DUTY”. Finally had to take my stand, though changed my stream drastically but thanks to social media for being the outburst of my creative ideas.

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How I started my Bakery

Article by Sylvia Rodrigues, Entrepreneur.

I have been working all my life to meet the financial needs of my family. However deep within somewhere for so many years I wanted to start my own bakery as I have a lot of passion in baking but never got the time to do something that I wanted to do may be because of the responsibilities that were never ending. Be it my maternal family who needed me or my daughter, my husband…life continued with 9 to 6 job. I am thankful to God for giving me this ability to help me raise my nephew who completed his mechanical engineering, niece who is now an MBA and now my daughter who is in STD 6. It is this year that I felt now I can take a break for myself and spend the time doing what I want to…hence took a break from my job, having said that it wasn’t an easy decision because there were so many questions still to be answered like how will the EMI get paid, what if my daughter needs funds to pursue her education? Will I be able to support her financially when she needs me? What if my baking thing doesn’t work? So many unanswered questions!
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In Conversation with a Working Mother

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

I am Usha. I work remotely as the head of content and SEO. I worked for 4 years in the IT industry before taking break. 

My dream and passion:

I had a love for numbers right from school days. I wish to work in the field of analytics in a big way.

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

Passions & Dreams are not two separate words for me. In fact one leads to another. If I am passionate about something I dream to fulfil it. I dream a plan to execute the passion into reality.Breaks are a part of any process and yes i took in that spirit.

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Economic Centeredness of Indian Women Professionals

Indian women and money have always shared a salient bond; their ability to manage the household budgets amidst soaring commodity prices, their determination to save every penny possible, to name a few.
Post liberalization and opening up of the economy in 1992, an increased number of women professionals have entered the corporate world witnessing a jump in the workforce participation rate of women from 17% in 1992 to 24% in 2012.

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

Article by Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Ms.Anuradha V

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams. 

Like every other ambitious girl, when I was out of college I thought I would conquer the world.  Thought I can do everything.  There was no IF or BUT or CAN I DO.  Everything was possible.  Was to be a very successful corporate executive with an intention to make a difference to the organization I work for and also to the people who worked with me. I now have an Art store where I sell stuff that I handmade.  I also have a unit to recycle stuff and make new items.

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

 

Article by Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Ms.Anitha Pradeep

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams. 

Am a B.Tech graduate having 9 yrs of work experience as senior executive-merchandising/supply chain management, am very much passionate towards career and want to achieve more to reach higher positions. My dream is to be a good personality both in office and personal life and to be respected by everyone.

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

Article by Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Ms. Ashika Agarwal

  1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams ?

My name is Ashika Agarwal, married to a loving husband and have a daughter who is 4 year old now. I am a B.Tech in Biotechnology & Masters in English and have worked in the Sales & Marketing departments of companies like Nestle India, Luxottica India, Guardian Lifecare & Posh Baby and Kids India, I am currently working at William Penn and have a total work experience of 8.6 years. I am passionate about keeping fit, healthy eating, adopting ecofriendly ways in daily life and Zumba as I am a licensed Zumba Trainer. I dream and aspire to be at a higher level position in the Corporates where I have been working. Also I want to raise my daughter to be a responsible person.

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In Conversation with a Working Mother

Article by Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Ms. Ananthalakshmi Ramesh

1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.

I am an introvert, who wants to lead a simple and straightforward life, helping people around me as much as possible.  I have wanted to be a writer as far back as I can remember, but took a full fledged plunge only recently.

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Working mothers’ parenting dilemma

Article by Ms. Chaitali Shroff, Parent Coach, Social Emotional Learning Educator.

Parenting has never been so tough. In past, our social and economic structure was in such a way that parenting was a very natural process. No one discussed about how to raise kids, how to feed kids, how to engage your kids so on and so forth. However in our fastest changing socioeconomic scenario, parenting has become a challenging task. While women have been making their head way in different fields, parenting can become daunting at times for them. Here are the few tips which working mothers can consider making parenting a fulfilling experience and wonderful journey.

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