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Balance Diet

Between work and family, women entrepreneurs still struggle to juggle it all.

This story appears in the March 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

No matter how much progress women entrepreneurs make, balancing work and family remains a major challenge. In this age of technology and telecommuting, has anything really changed for women?

Mona Scott, 34, is the mother of 4-year-old Justin and co-owner and president of 7-year-old Violator Management, a million-dollar-plus New York City multimedia management company that handles urban recording artists such as Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and LL Cool J. "My job demands I be available 24/7/365. There are no weekends off or holiday breaks," says Scott. "Vacation means I get away but still must be reachable if something arises. If Busta calls and needs me at 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I have to be there for him."

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