At one point or another, nearly all business professionals are forced to choose between family and career. It isn’t always a choice that must be permanent. Whether it’s for just a week, weekend, or particular season, sometimes only one of the two can win out. Parvin Atabay is familiar with having to make this choice on a few occasions. And, for Atabay, family always wins.
Parvin Atabay loves
her family. Most wives and mothers say they love their family, but for
Atabay, that love has been demonstrated with countless sacrifices. As a
business and management professional in the medical field, Parvin Atabay is met
with many challenges time and time again.
However, she has made the
conscious decision to always choose her family if there is a conflict between
her career interests and her familial obligations. Knowing ahead of time
what her choice will be has helped Parvin Atabay maintain her steadfast
commitment to her family.
Though her two children are
now grown and pursuing their own careers (one as a writer, the other as a
fashion designer), Atabay still prioritizes her family. Her husband, Zia,
is the founder and President of National Iranian Television (NITV) United, the
premier Iranian news network. Her husband's high profile job has
sometimes made getting good family time together difficult!
Due to how busy both Parvin
and Zia Atabay are, it's no surprise that finding time for family in the middle
of bustling schedules can be very difficult. Parvin Atabay continues to
make a lot of effort to ensure that family stays at the forefront of her
Parvin Atabay is the CEO of
Arti Enterprises, Inc., a management company in Encino, CA. Outside of
her professional life, Atabay volunteers her time with various charitable
organizations that focus on the needs of children worldwide.