The Struggle to Juggle

Working in Communications and PR for several international brands, Pierrette Yammine was previously a business owner in Beirut in the same field.

To what do you most attribute your success?

My positive visions, struggles, painful moments and love of success.

How do you manage your time between work and family?

I’m a multi-tasker by nature, however I set my priorities and manage my time accordingly then try to enjoy every single minute of my day.

What are some of the challenges you faced in the past and face at the moment, as a single mother?

In the past, the biggest challenge was to be able to create a family ambiance for my kids and raise them in a healthy and balanced way, teach them to respect their father and have faith in the family unit. For the moment, my challenge is to be a wise guide and cool friend to my kids.

What sacrifices have you had to make to in life to be successful?

Many sacrifices, my path wasn’t easy, starting by going to university while pregnant and having kids without neglecting my family. Then leaving my comfort zone and my country to move to a new place, that I now cherish, for my career and new challenges.

What advice would you give single working mothers out there?

I want to tell them that they are superwomen, they should never give up or let anyone put them down. Life was fair to give them another chance.

Have you ever had a breaking point? How did you overcome it?

Sure I had many like everyone, I overcame it with faith in God and myself.

Would you do anything differently if given the opportunity?

Not at all. I feel grateful for everything I have.

What woman inspires you and why?

One too many. Grace Kelly for her elegance, Mother Theresa for her philanthropy, Lady Diana for her courage, Hillary Clinton for her strength and perseverance, Marilyn Monroe for her feminine attitude and sense of humor.

What are your goals in life?

You remind me of the time John Lennon was asked the same question and he said happiness. They replied that he didn’t understand the question to which he said they didn’t understand life. So Happiness all the way.

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