A superpreneur idea?
My name is Karen and I’m a workaholic. Often I’ll get up at 5am to write features and can keep going until 2am the following day. I’ve spent weekends, holidays and maternity leave glued to my remote inbox, BlackBerry and mini iPad. In the past I even edited and sent a cover to press just moments before being wheeled into theatre for surgery. On the day I gave birth to my daughter I worked until 7pm, went into labour at 9pm and was holding her in my arms three hours later. But I didn’t work during my emergency Caesarean so according to the superpreneurs in our feature on page 30, I’m a bit of a slacker.
Superpreneurs are turbocharged business women who look down on mumpreneurs (“they’re part-time, so don’t tar us with that brush,” one scowls) and work during labour. “My contractions were a minute apart,” says another superpreneur. “It was frustrating because I couldn’t getmy work done.” Sadly, successful businesswomen have always had to compete with men. That’s why women in stressful jobs have a 40 per cent increased risk of heart disease and a 60 per cent higher risk of diabetes. Luckily, media mogul Arianna Huffington is leading what she calls “the third revolution” to help businesswomen strike a work/life balance and avoid getting burnt out. I’m definitely going to take her advice! Until next week,