This film is competing in
Gestures Of Trust Video Contest
Director(s): Radha Mehta
A woman's emotional journey on her first day back to work from maternity leave.
This film was inspired by the theme of "trust" and based on my personal story. Returning to work after having a baby and spending many intense bonding moments with her was not easy. I had to work up the courage to trust my nanny to care for my children, especially my newborn, as I was required to return to a lifestyle involving work as the key means to financially support my family.
And, separately, I had to work up the courage to trust my business colleagues to take over my responsibilities so that I could be away to focus on being just a mother. I've developed faith in my colleagues over many years of working with them all because of trust. I noticed the more I trusted them, the more they delivered, well beyond my expectations. I believe trust and transparency leads to greater leadership and customer service within my team. Treating my colleagues with respect, like family, helps contribute to them loving what they do.