Posts Tagged“working mom spotlight”

Melissa Case, the voice behind Honeybee Consulting (a boutique copy writing firm based in picturesque Annapolis, Maryland), is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park (Go Terps!), with a degree in English Literature. After a long tenure in PR with a firm in Bethesda, Maryland, she worked for several years doing freelance writing of all kinds for customers in the fields of Real Estate, Video Game Technology, Theatre and many others. Now, she crafts creative copy for customers all over the country, as well as help to plan their digital marketing strategies, and engages their customers in…

After a longer-than-I-care-to-admit hiatus from the Working Mom Spotlight, we’re back on track with one of the most popular features on Hip As I Wanna Be – the WORKING MOM SPOTLIGHT! Today’s mother is a fantastic example and a true inspiration. Enjoy! Evgeniya (Jen) Usmanova is a mother of two and a co-founder of CareLuLu, a free online resource that helps parents find child care specific to their needs. She has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters from Georgetown University. After struggling to find the right daycare for her daughters, Jen and her spouse Patrick decided…

Jessica Smith enjoys more than a decade of marketing strategy, business development, and social media experience. She’s worked with big brands, start-ups, and media titans to craft their digital marketing strategy, identify impactful influencers, develop active and engaged communities, and generate conversations both online and off. She recently launched  her own venture – smith&moxie…an accessible digital marketing and social media solution. A super user and first adopter, Jessica has been using Twitter and Facebook since 2007. She started connecting with people online in the late 1980’s when she started using Prodigy and in college in the mid-90’s she was learning…

Marlo is the host and producer of GirlTalk with Marlo — relevant, intelligent talk radio that features women’s issues and women’s voices.  She produced her first podcast in 2005 and experimented with the platform in a variety of ways until 2008.  Marlo then co-hosted The Greg and Marlo Show as heard on CJOB 68 in Winnipeg, Canada for almost two years. Marlo launched her online radio show, GirlTalk, in February 2011.  GirlTalk features current events and special features about women around the world. It encourages meaningful and open dialogue about the issues that matter to us most. She also works…

Jamie Ratner was a working mom of two, heading up security at a DC Law Firm when she “gave birth” to a great new idea. Already a popular parent resource blog author, and expert deal finder, she began to notice that -though there were great deals to be had all over the place- the bulk of deals on daily deal sites were for things like spa treatments and five star eateries, places it’s hard to have your toddler tag along to. She knew parents needed something more. The idea – literally hatched at the Ratner family’s kitchen table – was to…

Liza Hawkins has one leg planted firmly in the corporate world, and the other growing fruitfully in a creative world. When she’s not focused on her role in leadership development at a large insurance company, Liza spends her time managing her blog (a)Musing Foodie, as well as other freelance writing gigs for online and print publications – including Frederick Magazine, Tots2Tweens.com, Want2Dish.com, PrimeParentsClub.com, FiND iT FREDERiCK magazine, and others. The rest of her free time is devoted to her two kids, ages 7 and 3, connecting with friends, running 5Ks, attempting to keep up with her book club, and giving…

  Vera Sweeney is a native New Yorker and mother of two children. She is the founder of I’m Not Obsessed Media, which includes LadyAndTheBlog.com, ImNotObsessed.com and BabyRazzi.com. Collectively, these sites generate over 5 million pageviews a month. Her online destinations cover a broad range of topics including entertainment and pop culture news, fashion trends, beauty product reviews, step-by-step recipe breakdowns, travel tips and her personal parenting experiences. Vera is also the co-founder, with partner Audrey McClelland, of Getting Gorgeous. This company is dedicated to offering fashion and beauty advice to moms.   Over the years, how have you learned…

Beth Schillaci is founder of VillageWorks, author of Your Social Media Roadmap, a blogger, mom and wife. Over the years, how have you learned to balance career and motherhood?  I have learned to let the idea of perfection go. I use to drive myself crazy trying to live up to this image I had created in my mind of what it meant to be the perfect mom and perfect business owner. Once I decided to define what I was going to consider successful, I felt a lot less stress. I’ve also learned that it is paramount to be flexible when…

Elyse Bender-Segall is a Manhattan-trained media specialist and owner of PR Revolution, a boutique sized, full service public relations and strategic communications firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Elyse has worked with clients including: Nu Skin, Lunesta, Xopenex, Retin-A Micro, Renova, Conair and others. Over the years, how have you learned to balance career and motherhood? I own a company, so after my son was born last year, I had no choice but to learn to balance the two. I went back to work six days after having my little boy. At first it was really…

Jennifer Owens is editorial director of Working Mother magazine and director of the Working Mother Research Institute. Prior to joining Working Mother, Jennifer did stints as a reporter and editor, writing about everything from politics and business to fashion and crochet. These days, when she’s not working on the magazine or its research projects, Jennifer speaks on work-life and women’s advancement issues. She has been featured on ABC News, Fox Business News and in newspapers and magazines nationwide. She and her husband, Brett, have two kids: Gwendolyn, 8, and Owen, 4. Over the years, how have you learned to balance…