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MomFair is a movement. We are banding with like-minded companies who believe that work and family are not mutually exclusive. Who believe that cultural change can be made one workplace at a time. That by working together to find solutions to help today's families and support parents in their ability and desire to work, we can shift the current status quo. Moms want and need to work. Companies want to retain quality employees, intellectual knowledge and expertise. By sponsoring MomFair LIVE! you become part of this community, part of this dialogue, part of our conferences and have access to our resources, experts and problem solvers. Join us now!
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I first heard Samantha Ettus speak at Biggest Baby Shower Ever a few years back. Samantha's personality and laughter filled the auditorium. We met on that stage as I helped her give away strollers to a handful of winners out of the thousands of attendees at the event. We felt like Oprah "You get a stroller! And you get a stroller! And you get a stroller!" We instantly clicked.
Since then I have heard Samantha speak numerous times about work life balance, planning and why careers for women matter. She has shared her message on the stage at MomFair several times, telling us not to let an opportunity pass you by. To take every meeting as an opportunity to build your network or share a tidbit about yourself as a professional that can grow your reach and build the next opportunity for yourself. After all, men do it all the time. As women we need to step up and take more opportunities for ourselves.
For women, getting funding in today's environment can seem challenging. Angel investors and VC firms, while stating that they want to fund more women owned businesses, are still asking the same questions to determine value and opportunity. The fact is that only 4% of venture capital funding goes to women. The venture community wants to invest in billion dollar opportunities, their end goal being to cash out upon exit. So if you're not building the next Facebook or Honest Company, where does that leave you for funding options?
Luckily there's a number of funding sources that are on the rise including Portfolia, Plum Alley and Golden Seeds, all focused on funding women owned businesses. This movement is happening because more women want to fund companies they want to see in this world. And women want...Read More
MomFair LIVE! is hitting the road and heading to Atlanta. We will be hosting a full day event to help moms in Atlanta rediscover their careers. If you are a mom looking to rediscover your career, launch a new business, find a more flexible job solution or work from home MomFair LIVE! is for you. Our experts, coaches and mentors will be gathering under one roof to provide you with the specific information you need to move forward in your career path.
The event takes place on Sunday, November 13 at General Assembly, a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. We couldn't imagine a more perfect location for our first East Coast event as education and skill development are the cornerstone of our efforts. General Assembly will be leading some of the...Read More