If anyone knows what it means to work full-time, it’s a mom. Child-rearing women are the perfect fit for the mompreneur club since they already possess the basic skills needed to kick butt in the business world.
Time-management, creativity and working well under pressure are all essential skills for both motherhood and business. In the past, women were either full-time stay-at-home moms or they worked outside the home, not both. But now, stay-at-home moms are finding ways to pursue their passions: motherhood and entrepreneurship! This is a combined (and whopping!) 80+ hours a week dedicated to caring for the little ones and for a business.
So how can you manage it all? There are some moms who have learned the art of being successful. By successful, we mean moms who are truly enjoying rocking their little ones while rocking their business goals too. Yes, success is an art, and some mompreneurs have mastered this art by finding the perfect balance between juggling diaper bags and laptop cases.
In order to raise awareness and to celebrate women who are both mothers and entrepreneurs, Women of Wearables for our March event we brought together five incredible women who shared stories about their entrepreneurial journeys and how to balance motherhood and running a business.
Event was hosted at our partners and sponsors MHPC Communications offices in central London.
Our panellists were Colleen Wong, founder and CEO of TechSixtyFour, Lisa Seagroatt, founder and CEO of HR Fit For Purpose, Zeleka Nadine Sutherland, founder and CEO of Zeleka Nadine Events and Erin Thomas Wong, a mentor, speaker, champion of mums in business and the founder of Making Mumpreneurs. Event was moderated by - Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables.
Before and after the panel, MissBeez UK manicurist Chanell Inboli made our participants even more beautiful by providing them with a mini manicure! MissBeez is the mobile platform that transforms the way busy women enjoy beauty services, delivering over 80 treatments to homes and offices 24/7. Missbeez is creating a women for women community connecting beauty professionals to customers, helping therapists grow their businesses and transform lives, with over 100,000 customers and 600 therapists globally. Get £10 off your Missbeez booking with code WOW (valid until 1 June 2019).
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners MHP Communications for hosting us, providing us with food and refreshments and for their support during this event!
This blog was written by Marija Butkovic, Digital Marketing and PR strategist, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables and co-founder of Kisha Smart Umbrella. She regularly writes and speaks on topics of wearable tech, fashion tech, IoT, entrepreneurship and diversity. Visit marijabutkovic.co.uk or follow Marija on Twitter @MarijaButkovic @Women_Wearables @GetKisha.