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National Small Business Week: The Mompreneur

Published on May 22, 2012


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By Brooke Miller Hall   In honor of National Small Business Week, we’re featuring a different type of entrepreneur each day to inspire you and maybe even help you define or redefine yourself and your business.  Today we highlight the Mompreneur. According to the Urban Dictionary, the Mompreneur is an entrepreneur who also happens to be a mother. Some may prefer to transpose the professional and personal roles to read a mother who happens to be an entrepreneur. Of all the types of business owners we’re featuring this week, the Mompreneur is the only one with her own Wikipedia page. A great example of a Mompreneur is Jennie Wong. She earned a Ph.D. in organizational communication from the University of Southern California and an Associate Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation. After holding several corporate positions, Dr. Wong founded Limelight Executive Coaching based in Charlotte, N.C. Today she helps company decision-makers plan and set goals – and then meet them. She coaches business owners, senior leaders and high performers. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing small companies. Dr. Wong is also the mother of two young children, and she’s embraced the role and even marketed herself as a Mompreneur. In fact, Dr. Wong writes a column for the Charlotte Observer for women like her. It’s called “Ask the mompreneur.” She covers topics such as how to test a business idea, traveling with a baby, and breastfeeding tips for working moms. We’ll continue our series tomorrow when we will highlight the Techpreneur.