[dropcap size=small]F[/dropcap]or the new generation of working mums, the old dichotomy of work versus motherhood is no longer valid. Once the measure of a woman’s identity – before evolving into the unrealistic Supermum caricature of a corporate suited woman balancing a baby on her hip – motherhood is now about empowering women to define fulfillment on their own terms.

Four women entrepreneurs may well be poster girls of motherhood today, making careers out of their personal goals while nurturing their children with equal emphasis. Here, they share the ups and downs of their journeys, and how they’ve found their own equilibrium.

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This article was originally published in The Business Times.

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