Mummy entrepreneurs or “mompreneur’s” are popping up everywhere, proving that girls truly do run the world.
These women growing, nurturing, and raising children and have found time in their busy schedules to create and run a successful business!
Pretty amazing if you ask me!
It’s overwhelming looking at the amazing things mums are doing so choosing only five was a hard task!
We couldn’t go past these amazing 5 mum entrepreneurs whose businesses are helping other mummies out there.
This woman is the definition of a mom on a mission and is the epitome of a mompreneur!
She is the founder of FIT4MOM, Americas largest fitness program for moms and is a noted speaker, author and podcaster.
She is passionate about helping mothers get out of overwhelm and into a life of happiness and health.
How She Started
Our Number 1 became a mompreneur in 2001 after she gave birth to her first baby.
She wanted a way to blend her love for motherhood and her passion for fitness. Noting a lack in the market, she created a workout she could do with her baby.
Seeing how easy it was to work out with her bubba she realised that mothers all around the country could benefit from working out together.
Her business started as stroller strides. This grew over the years to add Fit4Baby (prenatal classes) and Body Back (classes for any stage of motherhood). Eventually, this combined to create the brand FIT4MOM.
FIT4MOM now has over 1,500 class locations where women run classes for other mothers. This creates exercise, companionship, and support to thousands of moms around the country.
How She Grew Her Business
By creating a franchise, Lisa has been able to help other mothers start a business and live their best life. The brand has been featured on TV shows including CNN, The Montel Williams show, NBC’s today and Access Hollywood.
Lisa completed her master’s degree in psychology at San Diego State University with an emphasis in exercises adherence and weight control. She definitely knows what she is talking about!
She is a nationally recognised speaker, author and considered by many to be an expert in the field of fitness specifically pre/post-natal fitness. Her books, L.E.A.N. Mommy and The Empowered Mama. are amazing reads.
The exclusive writer for the Entrepreneurs online mompreneur column, Lisa has received multiple awards including Business owner of the year.
One incredible achievement was that she was voted one of Americas Favourite Moms in a nationwide contest by NBC making her one amazing mompreneur!
Jill Salzman is a mompreneur creating a platform for other mompreneur’s. There is no way we couldn’t include her in this list!
She is currently working on her third (yes third!) entrepreneurial venture, the online platform – The Founding Moms.
Specifically for mom entrepreneurs, this is the only global collective of offline masterminds and online resources
In this business, Jill has created a space for mothers to meet other mothers. They swap stories, share experiences and interact with real business experts to help them grow their business and improve their networking.
The Founding Moms started in the USA but is now in multiple countries, showing just what an amazing concept this is!
How She Started
After graduating from Brown University and then Law school she started Paperwork Media. Her first entrepreneurial venture, this was a music management firm.
She went on to create The Bumble Brand LLC which sold Bumble bells – audible ankle wear. She sold that business in 2011 and launched The Founding Moms.
Not only does she run The Founding Mums, she is a sought-after speaker and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, People Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Business Maters and WGN TV.
Her 2011 Ted talk “Why Moms make the best entrepreneurs” received rave reviews and Forbes called The Founding Moms one of the Top 10 Websites for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013.
Jill is also a published author with her books Found it: A field guide for mom entrepreneur’s and The Best Business Book In The World* (*according to my mom). She now co-hosts Forbes top-rated entertaining business podcast Breaking Down your Business.
She definitely deserves the Number 2 spot on our list of mompreneur’s.
Audrey McLoghlin is the founder of Frank & Eileen a fashion brand specialising in women’s button up shirts. What is outstanding is that they are worn and loved by some of the most famous women of our time, think Oprah, Ellen, and Megan Markle!
But wait there is more! She is also the CEO of a new venture Grayson.
Grayson is a fashion brand where the shirts are made from stunning material for a lower price point. This allows any Mumma to wear something super special too!
An engineer by trade, Audrey now dubs herself a serial entrepreneur. She owns 100% of her companies and adds her amazing values to them.
Both her businesses are run sustainably and they work hard to support women (they have a 2-storey play house on site for her employees children!!).
How She Started
Frank & Eileen was born out of Audrey’s love of Italian fabrics.
Historically reserved for men, she turned them into the most astonishing button up shirts for women. This was a real game changer at the time.
10 years later, after having a baby, Audrey wanted to launch a brand that was inspired by the other mothers around her. She realised her shirts were beyond many womens budgets and so Grayson was born.
A beautiful touch to the brand is that Grayson is also the name of her daughter. We think this is a very special brand in the mompreneur category.
Audrey’s passion for providing quality garments in a sustainable and supportive way is the sole reason she made this list!
When Elle became a mum, she struggled to find good quality, workable baby carriers that didn’t leave her with a headache or back pain.
Instead of accepting what was on the market, Elle decided to make her own and Solly Baby was conceived.
Elle was pregnant with her second child when she sewed her first wrap. The big difference to other wraps was the use of stretchy material.
Her friends all delighted with how lightweight and comfortable it was and asked her to make them one. This fuelled the start of her journey as a mompreneur.
How She Started
What we love about Elle is that she did it all herself in the beginning. She worked while her baby slept with fabric strewn all around the house.
After countless tweaks of the design she found one that was perfect and started selling them at pop-up markets and on Etsy.
She says the first year was hard, but once social media took off so did Solly baby!
Solly Baby is now a global brand and was named the “Best wrap” by New York Times Wirecutter magazine as well as being the top gift pick for moms by Vogue.
The wraps have been worn by some of Hollywood’s most loved Moms as well as everyday moms and dads.
Elle says she never dreamed of being a mompreneur. She barely graduated High School but her passion, drive and dedication shows that there is no limits to what a mom with an idea can do!
Having always loved jewellery and working in J. Crew’s merchandising department, Lisa noticed that babies loved to grab necklaces and put them in their mouth.
In 2009, after her son was born, she again noted that he loved to put her necklace in his mouth.
Not feeling good about sharp metal in his mouth which could expose him to dangerous chemicals, she decided to create a range of teething jewellery.
The brief was for it to be soft, colourful, safe, and non-toxic. Many designs later, chewbeads was born and so was another mompreneur!
Chewbeads is an amazing brand which has expanded into rattles, teething rings and bath toys. They are not only super cute, but are soft on baby’s gums, easy to clean and contain no toxins whatsoever!
Every bead in each product is made with 100% silicone which contains no BPA, PVC, Phthalates, cadmium or lead. This makes them super safe for a baby to chew on.
Lisa has also made each product super stylish so you don’t feel like you are wearing a baby product on your body!
We hope we have inspired you with these amazing Mumpreneurs and how they have made a massive difference to the world we live in.
If you would like to read more about this topic, have a look at our article Working Moms vs Stay at Home Moms: The Great Divide.
Sara is our super author here at famous parenting and is an absolute wealth of knowledge. Sara has studied many topics including creative writing and journalism and loves to study how famous parents and entrepreneurs raise their kids. Her biggest passion lies in raising her 5 children. Between working from home, homeschooling her youngest 2 children and navigating the world of teenagers she really is a parenting guru.