Lily Hii

Children: 2

Industry: Finance & Financial services

How would you best describe yourself?

I am a mum of two beautiful kids, 9 & 6. I am the founder of Bookkeeping By Lily. A business that started because of my kids. I am so passionate about educating people, especially women to understand and own their money worth so they can feel empowered to be around money and help with not only their business as well as their relationship.

How has becoming a parent changed your perception of work and career and what surprised you the most?

By becoming a parent, I have different perception to working. I don’t see working as working! I see it as helping people, working for a purpose and impact to other’s life and journey.

What advice would you give your younger self about starting a family?

Just do it, because you will never be ready until you have one!

What has been your biggest challenge so far across the stages of pregnancy / leave / returning to work?  How have you overcome this?

I enjoyed the whole process of pregnancy just because I have eat whatever I like :) Leaving work and returning work has major impact as I can never focus and not presence when I’m at work and vice verse! Full of guilt when I had to leave the house or the office!

Finally I quit, because I put my priority first and decided that my family is my most priority

What strategies / initiatives do you use to help you manage the juggle of being a Working Mumma and family?

I listen to my intuition and my body! I do not allow to burnout because I cannot afford to! I am starting to put boundaries in place as well! So I have my space, family space and work space!