Studying mums are our heroes – they manage to find time to study in-between managing kids, cooking meals and – often –working full time! Read Penny's story.
Three children, an MBA and a successful career
In 2013 I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I didn't know much about children then so I started looking forward to my year long 'holiday' of maternity leave. I have always been extremely career-oriented and wanted to do something that would keep my career on track, so I signed up to do an MBA.
Once I had my baby, I quickly understood that maternity leave isn't a holiday (hold the front page) and that I had my hands full with my gorgeous new baby. However, I'm nothing if not stubborn, so I was determined to stick with my plan as I was looking forward to learning again.
2015 and 2016 I had two more babies (returning to work in-between both) and successfully completed all the learning modules of the MBA.
I now have three beautiful babies and I am just starting my dissertation. I aim to have this completed by the time I return to work.
Doing my MBA while having three babies hasn't always been easy (actually I don't think it's ever been easy), but nothing worth having ever is. Now when I return to work, I'll have a degree and a family. Perfect.
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