Neerja Birla – BabyChakra ChangeMakers 2021

Neerja Birla – BabyChakra ChangeMakers 2021

27 Dec 2021 | 2 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Philanthropist, Founder & Chairperson of Mpower

A philanthropist and the Founder and Chairperson of Mpower, a movement that aims to effect a positive change in the attitudes towards mental health–Neerja Birla is a social impact leader and a changemaker thanks to her exemplary work in mental health and Mpower initiative.

She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Derby. Besides all her business ventures, she is actively involved with non-profit organizations like Seva Sadan, Muktangan, and Save The Children foundation.

She is a board member of the Make A Wish Foundation and Pratham as well.

Birla sets a great example when it comes to work-life balance.

In an interview with Zee Business, she says, “While my role as a mother is the one closest to my heart, I am very passionate about the work that I do with mental health, and children’s education. I think the concept of “switching” between roles creates a sort of compartmentalisation that can cause stress because life does not fit into neat little compartments. Instead, I prefer a more fluid approach, where I prioritise tasks and goals on a day-to-day basis and do them one at a time,”

She may be one of the most powerful businesswomen and dons many hats, but by the end of the day she is like every ordinary mother. She likes to set rules for her three children, Ananya, Aryaman, and Advaitesha, and her post on Twitter is proof enough.

She says, “Lets not tend to our phone, when we have dinner with family and friends. This is a rule in my house – you should try it too”




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