Being a working mother is akin to being a circus juggler. At any one time, you have to meet deadlines for work, make sure the kids are picked up from school on time, think of the day’s meals and somehow still cough up energy for family bonding.
But while women are consummate multi-taskers, it isn’t healthy or sustainable to be operating at 200% on a long-term basis. More and more bosses are realising that they can do more to help mummies develop their fullest potential at work while meeting the demands of parenting.
We found five businesses here in Singapore that have been allowing their employees to achieve just that, and some have been doing so long before Covid popularised hybrid work arrangements.