“I am my son’s entire world, and mine revolves around him. I still remember the first day he grasped my finger with his tiny hand and how he didn’t want to let go. I realised how it was ‘us against the world’. I quit my job in 2012, since I had no one else at home, apart from my husband, who can help me raise him. I made sure that he always had me by his side growing up. So it was hard for him when I decided to start working again in 2022 to build for his future. Coming back to work after 10 years was hard, especially working as a Product Manager in E-Commerce was a new world in itself. But leaving my seven-year-old behind to come to work every day is way harder; it breaks my heart a little every time. Yet, I use it as my motivation instead. Each day I learn to do better, both as a professional and as a mother.”
Bijita is one of the many women who make Gatim what it is. By sharing her story, we salute her commendable spirit and celebrate her for who she is.