• Home
  • National News
  • Ipsita Dasgupta, President Of Star India And Mother Of Two, On How Women Can Balance Career And Work
Ipsita Dasgupta, President Of Star India And Mother Of Two, On How Women Can Balance Career And Work
National  
indianwomenblog

“Things need to challenge you. It needs to be fun. Work has never felt like work for me. If it begins to, I lose motivation,” said Ipsita Dasgupta, who leads Star’s Pro Kabbadi League’s business as well as Hotstar (ex-India). Known as a media powerhouse, she is a mother to two daughters and believes that unless women take up the forefront, there is no changing the sexist system that decides for a woman.

 

Admitting that it becomes challenging to balance a career being a mother, she shared that it is a fact that women are leaving their jobs to prioritize their families.
 
“The single biggest thing I tell women is that the longer we stay at home and prioritize our families, the longer all major decisions and public institutions will be driven by men. Abortion laws, marriage laws, divorce laws—everything will be decided by a room of men. That’s the scariest thing. Use this fact to inspire you to make an impact outside the home,” she said.
 
“On a more practical level, know exactly what you want and then prioritise according to it. Women need networks more than men do, to manage both work and family, so build meaningful relationships at work, and personally, so you get the help you need when you need it (it really does take a village). And be deliberate with your time, even if it’s just downtime in front of the television—plan for it,” she added.
 

 
 


 
 


 
More in National
Critically Endangered Species of Giant Salamander Is the World's Large...

The process of privatising higher education in India has already begun; the NEP will take it further.

Recently posted . 4 views

No Buyers For Rafale Jets: Why Almost Every Country Dumped French Rafa...

The Rafale is one of the most expensive aircraft in the international market. India’s deal of 36 jets is worth Rs. 60,000 crores. Experts argue that the hig...

Recently posted . 25 views

Andhra's 3-Capital Plan One Step Closer To Reality, Gets Governor's No...

Andhra Pradesh The new tri-capital plan of the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government involves setting up executive, legislative and judicial capitals at Vishakhapatnam,...

Recently posted . 14 views

One year after special status ended, Kashmiris have disappeared from g...

It has reinforced a common belief in the Valley: the August 5 decisions were aimed at robbing Kashmiri Muslims of economic and political rights.

Recently posted . 14 views

Unlock 3.0: Centre removes night curfew, gyms reopen; no school, metro...

Unlock 3.0 starting August 1 won’t see too many changes to Covid-19 containment measures but yoga institutes and gyms will be allowed to reopen and night cu...

Recently posted . 0 views

New National Education Policy 2020: Explained - the breakdown of 10+2 ...

NEP 2020 suggests doing away with the existing 10+2 system and replacing it with a 5+3+3+4 system. Here is what the new pedagogical structure means, its various sta...

Recently posted . 0 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

Every bad situation has some good. Even a stopped clock shows the right time twice a day.
Anonymous