Sulakshana's experience being a working parent.

Can you describe your role?

My role at UBS is ensuring that the technology that underpins the bank's business is available and performing at the expected level. A significant part of my role is also about simplifying and transforming technology production operations into a lean and efficient team.

What does 'work-life balance' mean for you?

Work-life balance to me means meaningful daily achievement and enjoyment in each of my four life quadrants: work, family, friends and self. I am flexible to quickly tilt the balance in favor of one over another based on the situation. In the period of a few weeks, the energy and time I devote to each quadrant should average out.

What's the best thing about being a working parent?

The best part would be the pace at which children of working parents become independent and learn foundational life skills e.g. fixing breakfast for themselves or finishing their homework on their own.

How does UBS support working parents in India?

The culture here is very people friendly and accommodating, especially for women. Flexible working at UBS is extremely useful for working parents. In fact, UBS has one of the best leave policies I have come across so far!

What do your children think about your job?

A few months after I joined UBS, my son told me he noticed I seemed in much better control of my time and that I was happier when I got back home from work. Moreover, he proudly tells his friends that his mum works for the technology division of "The Swiss Bank."

What's the one piece of advice you would give to others?

Get in the driver's seat of your life in general, take some risks, get out of your comfort zone and try new things!

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I am completely at peace with where I am in life right now, no regrets for the past and extremely hopeful about the future. I believe I know where to draw the line and have learnt to choose happiness over everything else.

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