3 Important Lessons I've Learned as a Momtrepreneur Sometimes, being a mother and an entrepreneur merges in the best way possible.
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One in three female-owned businesses is owned by a mom. That's nearly four million company leaders who carry the titles "mom" and "boss." But when you think about the 582 million entrepreneurs globally, it's clear to see that we have a lot of room to grow.
I'm one of those four million women who spends their day juggling afterschool activities, carpool schedules and the daily operations of a growing business. I am the COO and co-founder of a call tracking and contact center solution, CallTrackingMetrics. Early in my career, I was no stranger to a fast-paced, constantly pivoting lifestyle (I spent time working in the fashion industry as a buyer for Bloomingdales — enough said.) But nothing prepared me to take on motherhood and the next step in my career at the same time.
While starting a company with my husband in our basement with three young children, I learned quite a bit about the momtrepreneur journey. Not only did I learn how the roles "mom" and "boss" can work together and learn from each other, but I discovered that it's possible to accomplish your personal and professional goals without forfeiting either. Every motherhood and career journey is different, but I know one thing for sure: You can be a great mother and a great entrepreneur at the same time.