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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:

The DMZ is Canada’s top university business incubator, open to tech startups worldwide. Learn more at their website, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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