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Meet Angela Hung RSM's 2021 Working Mother of the Year

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My children were conceived through IVF after I was married for 12 years. I had a fast-paced accounting career and a spouse who traveled for work 75% of the time. When domestic violence extended to my children when they were 3 and 1, I started a new life for Connor and Audrey. They are now thriving with a positive outlook. These are some lessons that have helped us:

A sense of security and feeling loved do not require money or possessions. Raised by my grandparents, I grew up selling clothing with them at outdoor markets to help provide for seven aunts. My children know that I love them no matter what we have or have not. We show love by helping one another. Most importantly, having faith in God gives us security, peace and joy.

We can grow our own community of friends for support and connection. I joined my parents in Thailand at 9-years old to help expand their machinery business internationally. My caretakers were kind and generous and gave me love and care. Now, I share my divorce experience with others to provide them support and connection. My children and I serve Christian single parents, elders and holidays with families from the children and youth ministry.

Be intentional about developing discipline, confidence and physical and mental agility. Learning taekwondo since they were 4, my kids are proud first- and second-degree black belts; both are state champions. With the shutdown, we stopped traveling for competitions and pivoted to what was more important—establishing a safe and active daily schedule for online learning, taekwondo and work.

I am not measured by cooking, cleaning and maintaining a perfect house. My former commute time allows me to cook, exercise and play outside with Connor and Audrey. If I am tired, I no longer feel guilty ordering deliveries or choosing a shorter self-care routine. We have fun laughing and talking before our bedtime reading.

The intersection between work and life is learning, growing and serving together while staying authentic to what we value.


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