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From the archives: more stories from Spark Women and the people who support them.


Ravinder on asking for help.
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Ravinder on asking for help.

Tech is a field where it’s hard to disconnect yourself from work when you go home. What happens is, at times, things become overwhelming. Having work-life balance becomes a challenge. When it comes to a time when your family needs to be a priority, set the right expectations. Talk to the right people. For example,... Read more »

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Rita on the greatness of her great aunt
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Rita on the greatness of her great aunt

I was probably in grade school when I met my great aunt Marion who lived in New York City. She was a psychiatrist and she was one of the first women in her field. She never married. She never had any kids. She had her dogs and her cats and a menagerie of plants and... Read more »

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"A working mom has got to do what she's got to do."

Jae Evans

Madhu on family support
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Madhu on family support

Accept your failures. Only from there can you truly learn. And you have to take risks sometimes. You have to try new opportunities. Every day has something new to learn. Every woman feels some guilt, that they’re compromising their family time. I’ve done the same thing. But you’re not only growing as a person as... Read more »

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Finding balance with Sharmeelee
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Finding balance with Sharmeelee

One of my best mentors was a man who connected me with other successful women leaders and said, ‘You are not going to be able to get all the answers you need from me.’ He first connected me with a working mom. I had just had a baby at that time and she was a... Read more »

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Tara on managing a personal life and a career
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Tara on managing a personal life and a career

"Early in my career, it was extremely difficult managing my personal life and my career. I didn’t have the best support mechanisms in place and always felt torn between my career and raising a family."

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"I think I tried to be the superwoman and I figured out that doesn’t work. My husband and I had to sit down and work through it together. For him, it was a job. For me, it was a career."

Rita Carney

Making every minute count with Mariana
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Making every minute count with Mariana

"It has been very hard to balance everything, especially because I became a mother two years ago. My profession is a very important part of who I am; it’s a big part of what makes me happy. At the same time, my family is my priority."

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