Her objective was to challenge the idea that motherhood and professional life do not mix. 
"I told them you can do both," she says.

At 36, Riham Mansour from Cairo is a computer science researcher at Microsoft, has a BSc and MSc degree, has won two awards and – on top of it all – is a full-time mother. How does she manage her work and life balance? When Riham joined Microsoft, she made it clear that she would come in early, do her job well, and leave at exactly 4pm to spend time with her children.

“Motherhood and careers have nothing to do with each other. Each is a stand-alone thing. I’m showing the world you can have a family and make progress in your career.”

Read her story here: http://www.microsoft.com/eu/creative-minds-at-microsoft/riham-mansour.aspx