VOYLLA HIGHLIGHTS STRONG & EMPOWERED WOMEN AROUND US – Dr. Veena Dutta
Dr. Veena Dutta - Director Pearl Academy Jaipur Who am I? I m a woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a daughter in law, a sister, a friend, a subordinate, a manager who is supposed to be master of each task; function on all kinds of food, embrace the kids, work for 18 hours a day, give unconditional love, be able to negotiate, be kind and still be strong, be a nurse when required, know all the family traditions and yet be modern, have guilt for working late hours but still be as efficient as my male colleagues, support my family as second source of revenue but have my career dreams lived since childhood but I am a woman who loves doing all this, of course I commit mistakes but I learn from them. How do you balance your professional and personal lives differently? My family is my biggest support, this multi task role would never have been possible without my husband’s and parents support. There is no single formula however I think that works for balancing both lives. My approach is not balance, but integration. Of course there has to be absolute discipline, commitment, and prioritization. The rules I follow are:
- Have built a support network of family, friends, helpers, colleagues……
- Let go off guilt
- Enjoy quality family time
- Forgive myself sometimes when things cannot get done.
- Delegate and work smarter and not harder.