Mother / Founder

Mother / Founder: 68 Women on the Trials and Triumphs of Starting a Business and Raising a Family

Hardback Published on: 07/11/2024
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An inspirational and empowering celebration of more than sixty women who are both dedicated mothers and successful entrepreneurs.

Starting a business can be daunting, scary, and exciting, all at once; so too can starting a family. But they can coexist-as the incredible roster of women in this book demonstrate, entrepreneurship can be both a sustainable and fulfilling model for working motherhood. Featured here are the stories of more than sixty mothers (including big names like author and artist Maira Kalman and Justina Blakeney of the Jungalow but also farmers, lawyers, pastry chefs, and more), who describe how they pursued their entrepreneurial dreams, overcame obstacles, achieved success, and found professional contentment, all while providing for their families and parenting their children. The authors are themselves self-employed moms (Amanda Jane Jones is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, art director, and mother of three; Jennifer Fernandez is a freelance writer and editor and mother of two) and include within the book are personal essays in which they open up about their own struggles and triumphs in balancing motherhood with their creative ambitions. They also offer readers tools and practical advice for starting a business and tackling the unique challenges of entrepreneurship and parenthood. It all adds up to a one-of-a-kind manual-cum-gift book for women looking to start and grow their own businesses.

  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781648293450
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 229 x 178 mm

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