Female Founders: Work-life Balance, Pressure and Motherhood
The women founders of Digital Media Zone, Canada's top university business incubator—with Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO—discuss the many facets of starting and running a business today as a woman.
Among the topics covered, the women discuss time constraints and the pressure felt by female entrepreneurs—both in terms of day-to-day tasks and in terms of "timing" when to start a business and when or whether to start a family—as well as the many facets of striking a balance in their personal and professional lives.
"I believe in work-life integration: enjoying work and enjoying life at the same time because i see them as one," says Anna Hu, CEO of Brizi.
The women also talk about the importance of finding a good partner or supportive friends nad colleagues, pressures placed by companies for women to put off motherhood, pressure from loved ones to start a family and the expectation to work 24/7.
Businesswomen and experts in the conversation include:
- Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO—Follow Saunders and SheEO on Twitter.
- Caroline Rouben, CEO of Bombash—Follow Bombash on Twitter.
- Jaclyn Ling, CEO of Blynk—Follow Ling and Blynk on Twitter.
- Anna Hu, CEO of Brizi—Follow Hu and Brizi on Twitter.
- Lidia Bit-Yunan, co-founder of Set Scouter—Follow Bit-Yunan and Set Scouter on Twitter.