As an Indian woman with kids, how do you maintain work-life balance?

Answered by Meeta Malhotra

This is a multi-layered question, but since you’ve specifically mentioned kids, I’ll restrict my answer to that aspect.

The thing that was most helpful with my kids was involving them with my work. So it was never ‘Ma is at work’. It was ‘Ma is completing a presentation for xyz brand because they need to figure out how to be cooler’ I have always brought my work home and discussed it at the dinner table as has my family – because that lets us understand what’s occupying each one of us that day and empathize, not feel left out.