Being an Academy Award winning actress and mother of 6 just isn’t enough for Miss Jolie - taking the whole ‘being a mum’ experience to the next level, she is not only a UN Goodwill Ambassador but also a special envoy to the High Commissioner of the UNHCR (UN’s special refugees agency). Her celebrity status always comes last on the list - with being a mum and her philanthropic commitments taking priority.
As the founder of Honest, a company that makes eco-friendly and affordable products for babies and homes, Jessica Alba is the epitome of celebrity entrepreneur who is making a difference. Since launching cleaning and baby products, Jessica has taken to publishing her book The Honest Life to give readers tips and advice on living sustainably. Between her company, book promotions, films and other appearances, she manages to make time for her 2 girls and husband - now that is juggling an honest life!
Caring and nurturing are two important qualities of being a mum - which inspired Sheila Lirio Marcelo to establish a company that helps families connect with professional caregivers. The service offered by care.com enables people find babysitters, nannies, dog walkers, housekeepers and much more! As one of the 10 most powerful entrepreneurs named in Fortune Magazine 2009, it is no surprise that Sheila’s company has become one of the fastest growing in its field.
Recognized as a leader in green living and sustainability, Sarah Beatty is a self-confessed ‘accidental’ entrepreneur who found the environmental friendly company Green Depot. Her stores are now in 10 different locations as well as an online store that enables people to shop from home. Green Depot is now a leading brand in eco-friendly building products and services offered across the US.
CEO of Happy Family, a leading company that specializes in premium organic baby food, Shazi Visram is works in an industry that she is passionate about. Her interest in healthy food for babies and kids has led her to win the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011, as well as be named in the Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs by Inc. Magazine.
The saying goes: You can’t have everything - and who doesn’t like a challenge? The right answer to that is: mothers. As the superheroes of mankind, Mums have the initial responsibility to bring life to the world. From the beginning of time mothers have been in charge of the well being of children, and with good reason. While dads have been active on the sidelines, the main duty of mothers has been to devote their time to their children - but then there are those women who manage to defy everyone and manage to have it all!
Enter mompreneurs - the new and improved version of yummy mummys who balance their work, baby and house by mastering the formula of time management and time management. Here is a list of 5 mompreneurs to inspire you: