Mom-preneur: Successful Moms in Entrepreneur World
Women entrepreneurs contribute significantly to the development of the global and local economies. Many of the contributions come from a growing trend known as “Mom-preneurs,” which refers to mothers who run their own businesses or mothers involved in entrepreneurial activities.
Being a Mom-preneur is distinct in that it involves juggling work and life, a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction with oneself, increasing wealth, gaining recognition to balance gender inequality, and being self-sufficient while taking care of childrens.
Mom-preneurs, on the other hand, face challenges. Starting a business with insufficient experience, budget limitations, stereotypes, balancing work and life, and minimal networking opportunities are just a few examples.
Successful Mom-preneurs Around the World
There are plenty of moms who have made a huge mark on the business world as well.To pay tribute to Mothers Day we want to give thanks for all that entrepreneurs moms have done. Let’s know about some successful mom-preneurs :
Naomi Simson, Red Balloon
Simson wanted to find the ideal balance between motherhood and corporate powerhouse when she gave birth to her first child in 1996. Fast forward to 2001, when her willpower and sheer dedication resulted in the creation of Red Balloon, an online gift company.
Simson is one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs, with his business now valued at about $100 million AUD. Simson is a speaker, motivator, and author who is clearly dedicated to assisting women in achieving their goals.
“When you take time off to have children, it is easy to lose confidence about getting back into the work force. It’s also very simple to fall into a guilt trap about leaving your family to return to full time work. I want to show other mothers that it is possible to have a successful career without sacrificing the joys of family life.” (I Want What She’s Having, Naomi Simson)
J.K Rowling, Harry Potter Author
The most famous Harry Potter author J.K Rowling was inspired to write the Harry Potter series, she was divorced, on welfare, and living with her young daughter in a tiny one-bedroom apartment in Scotland. At the age of 34, she released the first three novels in 1999, and just one year later, she earned $480 million. J.K. Rowling is the 13th richest woman in the United Kingdom, with a fortune that exceeds that of the Queen. She is a true literary inspiration.
“I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I still had a daughter that I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J.K. Rowling
Lisa Stone – Co-founder of BlogHer
By launching a career in the online space, Lisa Stone, an ardent journalist who avoided the burden of balancing first-time motherhood with the buzz of newsroom turmoil. BlogHer was created in 2005 by Stone and her partners Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins as an online forum for women bloggers to communicate, collaborate, and be inspired by one another. BlogHer is without a doubt one of the best examples of female empowerment, with over 14 million monthly users.
“It is not about sexuality that is important to most people who care, it is what we do for our community and our family, our friends and just human compassion for others that matter in the world we live in daily.”
Angela Benton – Founder & CEO of NewME Accelerator
Angela Benton, a coding genius and digital CEO, is one female entrepreneur who defies stereotypes. She went on to become one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in the United States since becoming a single mother at the age of 16. Benton started Black Web 2.0 out of a desire to help African-American women who were interested in technology and digital media.
Benton re-invented her business platform and expanded after an enormous success, founding NewME Accelerator in 2011. NewME is a digital accelerating platform for budding entrepreneurs, helping them gain comprehensive venture capital financing. It has access to Silicon Valley’s finest startup tools.
Benton told Entrepreneur Magazine that her success stems from her struggle:
“Being a single mom comes with a wealth of skills that do well in entrepreneurship like: multitasking, creativity, managing and/or operating on a budget, and problem solving to say the least”.
Lisa Greenwald- Founder of Chewbeads
Greenwald was an enthusiastic jewelry collector and worked in the merchandising department of J. Crew before establishing Chewbeads. She realized how attracted babies were to her jewelry while she kept them. As a result, she wanted to develop a line of toys designed especially for babies to chew on and play with. Teething bells, rattles, and even bath toys are now available from the company.
Jessica Alba, The Honest Company
Alba was motivated to explore safer and more appropriate consumer goods for the home after an incident with a traditional household detergent while pregnant with her first child. After the birth of her second child, she became obsessed with studying the various fragrances and toxins found in a wide range of household items.
Alba founded The Honest Company in 2012, with the aim of producing family-friendly alternatives that were both beautiful and affordable. The company was recently valued at $1.7 billion.
“When I became a mom, I finally became the person I am, that I always should have been,” she says. “It’s the most satisfying job in the world. But, it can also be overwhelming and confusing. I created The Honest Company to help moms and to give all children a better, safer start.”
Kwany Liu-The founder of Bundle Organics
When Kwany Liu came up with the idea for her business, she was expecting her first child. Her aim was to come up with a way to help moms remain safe while also addressing some of the common symptoms and ailments that come with pregnancy and breastfeeding. Bundle Organics specializes in organic juices and teas for pregnant and nursing mothers.
Janine Allis, Boost Australia
Allis was always on the lookout for a fast healthy snack while running around after her four young children. With no business experience and no college diploma, it’s fair to say that Allis threw himself into the deep end. Allis began by making smoothies in her kitchen with nothing more than a good idea and a burning desire. Boost Juice was franchised in 17 countries around the world in 2016, with worldwide revenues of over $2 billion.
Raising Babies and growing business is not everyone’s cup of tea. Hats Off to all the mothers who dare to step forward to contribute to the business world,became mom-preneurs and made our life easier.
Mehjabin Zaman Mahee
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