Mumpreneurs & Social Media: Iradio & 25+ Mumpreneur Social Networks

A revolution is happening right now and women are leading the charge.

Professional woman are returning home to take care of their family and building successful businesses like we have never seen before. While the debate continues on whether we should call these successful ladies mompreneurs or entrepreneurs, what is not in dispute is the caliber of many of these successful business women ~ not homemakers, yes business women. Here are a few stats from the Forbes article “Entrepreneurship Is The New Women’s Movement” that should raise your eye-brows and get you thinking:

  • Women have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men for the last 20 years.
  • Women will create over half of the 9.72 million new small business jobs expected to be created by 2018.

Many of these women entrepreneurs have leveraged social media to share their message and increase their reach as it relates to their business. I should also share that the rise of the woman entrepreneur is a global phenomenon. The rise of women entrepreneurs is noted especially in Latin America as well as India.

In my upcoming episode, Mompreneurs and Social Media on June 28th, my guests Julie Cole and Lisa Cash Hanson joins me to share their story on their decision to tend to their family while developing a very successful business from home.

Julie Cole and Her Family

 Julie is the mother of six and a co-founding VP of Mabel’s Labels. After her eldest son was diagnosed with autism, Julie shelved a legal career to monitor his therapy. Today Mabel’s Labels is an award winning, celebrity endorsed, international phenomenon. ” Julie is well-known amongst North American mom entrepreneurs and her dynamic personality has led to numerous speaking engagements, from university business classes to TV appearances including Canada AM, Breakfast Television, The Marilyn Denis Show, Metro Morning, CH Morning Live, Better TV, The Mom Show, Fox 5 San Diego and WGN’s Midday. She is a syndicated blogger for modernmom.com, PTPA Media, Yummy Mummy Club, and her company’s Mabelhood blog. Her writing has also appeared in Chicken Soup For the Soul – Power Moms and numerous websites

Julie has recently been listed as one of the Top 40 Mompreneur bloggers to follow on Twitter.

 

Lisa Cash Hanson

Formally, Lisa toured the country as a singer for clients like Larry The Cable Guy, Chuck Schwab, Steve Wynn. Lisa Cash Hanson is a powerful motivational speaker, social media strategists and the author of the  “Get Famous The Most Amazing Mom Bloggers Resource On The Planet“.  She was recently featured on Yahoo! Shine viewed by over 1.5 million people, named Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Mom Tech Blog & Blogtrepreneur’s Top 40 Mompreneurs to follow on Twitter. Lisa is the founder of Mompreneur Mogul  an award winning blog where business and inspiration meet.

Join us on June 28th  using this link and be ready to be inspired by my guests and gather some pearls to jump start your entrepreneurial spirit.

In the interim, below is a list of 25+ social network sites dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs in their vision to succeed as a successful business women

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Professional Women & #Mompreneurs Social Networks

Network groups and communities that support entrepreneurial women regardless of where they are stationed. These networks provide a community of support, ideas, resources, collaboration and professional networking.

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  1. 1  a Mom Entrepreneur

    a Mom Entrepreneur

    Network with Women Business Owners.
    Learn new strategies to successfully grow your business.

  2. 2  BlogHer

    BlogHer

    BlogHer.com is the Web's leading guide to the hottest news and trends among women in social media. The best writing by women online in parenting, food, fashion, politics, sex, relationships and more.

  3. 3  Chic-CEO (Forbes Top Ten)

    Chic-CEO (Forbes Top Ten)

    At Chic CEO, we believe women should have the business knowledge they need right at their polished fingertips. Learn about our How to Write a Business Plan, CRM and How to Start a Company at chico-ceo.com.

  4. 4  Forte Foundation

    Forte Foundation

    Forté is an immediate way to get connected—and get ahead. We’re a growing community of women, ready to share ideas about the workplace, professional development and work/life balance.

  5. 5  Girl Power Hour ~ Where Social Circles Collide

    Girl Power Hour ~ Where Social Circles Collide

    Girl Power Hour is Stylish Networking for Women. Occurring the third Thursday of every month at exciting venues across Seattle and the Eastside, Girl Power Hour events bring together fun, successful women just like you for a fabulous evening devoted to sharing ideas, building connections and making new friends. Every event also features inspiring special guests and speakers, charity tie-ins, door prizes, swag bags, and, of course, delicious cocktails.

  6. 7  iMompreneur Network

    iMompreneur Network

    Mom entrepreneur social network. Network with other mompreneurs. Grow your business.

  7. 8  Ladies Who Launch (Forbes Top Ten)

    Ladies Who Launch (Forbes Top Ten)

    Find information on successful women entrepreneurs as well as resources for women in business online from Ladies Who Launch. As the first new media company to provide resources and connections for women entrepreneurs, Ladies Who Launch provides networking organizations to promote women entrepreneurship.

  8. 9  Mom Invented (Forbes Top Ten)

    Mom Invented (Forbes Top Ten)

    Mom Invented helps women start businesses and develop products and inventions with inventing advice, business advice and inspirational inventing help

  9. 10  Mompreneur Mogul

    Mompreneur Mogul

    Find Awesome Tips On How To Blog, Articles to Gain More Traffic Blog Hops , And how to make money blogging.

  10. 11  Mom Ventures (Forbes Top Ten)

    Mom Ventures (Forbes Top Ten)

    Are you a mom running your own business? Or do you wonder if you have what it takes to act on your dream of entrepreneurship while balancing a family? You've made it to the right place! We're the only global entrepreneurship community for moms who dream BIG! A community for entrepreneurial mums

  11. 12  Mumpreneur UK

    Mumpreneur UK

    Mumpreneur UK is the UK's leading support network for mums in business, offering advice, resources, articles and events to parents who run their own business. Flexible working can be fantastic for families with young children, and starting and running your own business is the perfect way to achieve flexible working hours.

    As well as supporting and celebrating "mumpreneurs", a mum who juggles running a business with family life, Mumpreneur UK are also keen to provide information and support for mums considering starting a business, and reach out to the public and let them know that starting a business is achievable.

  12. 13  MyWorkButterfly

    MyWorkButterfly

    MyWorkButterfly is a global social community and job board, providing advice and solutions for working moms and return-to-work moms.

  13. 14  Professional Women's Networking Group Meetup Groups - Professional Women's Networking Group Meetups

    Professional Women's Networking Group Meetup Groups - Professional Women's Networking Group Meetups

    Helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world about Professional Women's Networking Group

  14. 15  Savor the Success

    Savor the Success

    Savor the Success is the premium business network for Women Entrepreneurs. Get PR, Get Connected, Get Business.

  15. 16  Sharp Skirts (Forbes Top Ten)

    Sharp Skirts (Forbes Top Ten)

    Sharp Skirts is a knowledge network focused on helping women build smart businesses.
    Sharp Skirts Smart is Networking for Women Entrepreneurs

  16. 17  She Owns It

    She Owns It

    Celebrating, Connecting, and Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

  17. 18  Shes Connected

    Shes Connected

    Social Networking Site for Women. A destination for today's busy woman. Managing daily activities, planning events and co-ordinating your commitments.

  18. 19  She Takes on the World (Forbes Top Ten)

    She Takes on the World (Forbes Top Ten)

    A business and lifestyle blog for women entrepreneurs. A community of revolutionary women changing the world through entrepreneurship

  19. 20  Supermummy

    Supermummy

    The Premier Site For Work At Home Mums.
    "Starting a Movement of Mums Creating Their Own Economy. Empowerment for Women Through Business" Supermummy delivers business training and networking designed especially for mums to be followed online, at local business groups or both.

  20. 21  The BOSS Network (Forbes Top Ten)

    The BOSS Network (Forbes Top Ten)

    BOSS is a community of career and entrepreneurial women who support each other through conversation, online and event-based networking.

  21. 22  The SheBizNetwork by SheNovate

    The SheBizNetwork by SheNovate

    The networking and promotion site for power women in business

  22. 23  Vaughan Area Mompreneurs Group - Empowering Business Women and Connecting Communities

    Vaughan Area Mompreneurs Group - Empowering Business Women and Connecting Communities

    Informative site for Mompreneurs in Vaughan Area, with details on upcoming Trade Shows and Events specifically BY and FOR Mompreneurs!

  23. 24  Woman in Leadership Online Community

    Woman in Leadership Online Community

    The Woman in Leadership community is a place to share your voice and the go-to resource for female small business owners, work at home moms, and start-ups. If you are on the fence about starting your own business venture or if you are stagnating with current business goals, we strongly believe in the importance of encouragement.

  24. 25  Women 2.0

    Women 2.0

    Lessons learned from female founders and women entrepreneurs

 

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6 Responses to “Mumpreneurs & Social Media: Iradio & 25+ Mumpreneur Social Networks”

  1. Wow, Shirley I just love what you are doing. I would love to connect with you as I am currently writing a series of books on Successful Mumpreneurs and their journey to success whilst raising a family. I just love what you do and look forward to the next episode. :)

    • shirley williams Reply June 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

      Dee!
      Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback. It is always motivating to get this encouragement and to know that it is resonating. I think the needed momentum is built by our collective effort in trying to make a difference. So thank you! I think this is going to be an inspiring episode for all those who work from home and juggling life regardless of what that might be. I would love to get you feedback after the episode.
      Cheers!
      Shirley

  2. Excited and looking forward to it !

  3. Many of these women entrepreneurs have leveraged social media to share their message and increase their reach as it relates to their business. I should also share that the rise of the woman entrepreneur is a global phenomenon. The rise of women entrepreneurs is noted especially in Latin America as well as India.

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