Chinese Millennial Moms: Struggling to strike balance between ambition and babies
One in five moms in the world today is a millennial. They were born between the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, those in China were born under the 'one-child' policy and grew up in the digital era. And they are facing enormous pressure in trying to balance their career and family. CGTN reporter Wang Mengzhen spoke to some of them.
It's been just six months since Gracy Chen became a mother.
And as a post-90s mom and businesswoman, she's eager to have a better work-life balance.
And it's a learning curving that she is still struggling with.
Once a bilingual TV host, Gracy is now starting up her own business.
But despite her rather flexible schedule, she sometimes has to leave her baby for work and special events -- including talks where organisers invite Chinese millennial moms to speak about their struggles.
KIKI GAO, FOUNDER TOP HER "Millennial age moms have more independent thinking and are better at using multiple tools and resources when raising children in the digital era. Based on our research, 3 out of four millennial moms hope to gain their own growth opportunities after giving birth."
At this talk, we've met with some other ambitious moms.
Hao Jingfang, a Chinese science fiction writer, won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 2016. She is also a mother of two.
Despite the various struggles, one thing is certain: these young moms have the confidence and courage to do what it takes to raise their children and ensure their ambitions aren't left behind. WMZ, CGTN, BEIJING.