7 years ago I launched Working Moms Africa, an endavour to help Nigerian women with their Work – life- balance. The initiative focused on enhancing the financial power of mothers and helping them place themselves top on their priority list. It publishes Working Moms Magazine as a resource tool for Working Women.
All these years, I have worked and interacted with hundreds and hundreds of women and the number one concern that most of our moms face is how they can create income and still be the kind of mother they planned to be.
Now 7 years of working with mothers, it has become clearer to me that for most of the mothers, Entrepreneurship is the SOLUTION. The Current economic plight of our country has caused a lot of job loses thereby throwing many families into difficulty where some are not even sure of the next meal. I realised that the Moms in my network were becoming less active, many confessed that they are going through very tough financial situation. Then began my quest for Solution. A Solution will encourage more mother to start doing business and that solution is Moms Start Business! I am really excited about this. Just knowing that I could rally other spirited Nigerians to join me achieve this makes it even more awesome!
So, on the 24th of May, 2017 we will be launching the first Moms Start Business Conference in Lagos. Our plan is simply to get as many moms as possible to start doing business because we know that an empowered mother will feed her children, pay school fees and help her community.
In this one day pilot event, we will show 100 women how to create a scalable business with little or no money based on their unique talent, passion and skill set.
You may ask, why am I so Interested in Mothers?
It is pretty much simple. Our country needs new solutions but our families need better solutions. I believe that we can’t have a great country if we do not have great family units. We need to find a way to get mothers to earn financial freedom without losing the essence of the family and Moms start Business is a solution.
We want to tap into the ripple effects that Entrepreneurship brings. Small businesses create jobs and stimulate the economy. A mother growing a business alongside her children, creates financial security, prosperity and freedom. It is a total package. So join me and lets Get Moms to start doing business!