As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re reminded just how important our Mothers, Aunts, Grandmothers and other female figures are in our lives. They represent courage, strength and in some cases make sacrifices that we will never know about. With that said, no one understands the hustle more than moms that are also entrepreneurs. So we’ve complied a list of our favorite “momprenuers” who are not only raising their children, but they’re kicking butt by owning their own businesses too!
Check them out below!
Jamilah Lang, a former Communications Specialist, is the ultimate innovator. She created a solution to a problem that many women have had – my weave is itching, what do I do?! She combined the discreetness of a bobby pin and the effectiveness of a rat-tailed comb and eventually developed what is now known as the Weave Scratcher Pro®.
Jamilah was able to successfully pitch her product to heavy-weight investors sharing that not only was there a need for the Weave Scratcher Pro® but there’s a need for an entire hair product company dedicated to women who wear extensions. Mane Therapy™ was created to provide the best quality items for women who wear weaves and extensions. The Weave Scratcher Pro® was recently featured on Oxygen’s newest original series “Quit Your Day Job.” How cool is that?! You rock Mommy!
Jamilah Lang currently lives in Southern California, with her husband and two year-old son, Jalen and is expecting another one soon! To learn more about her company visit mane-therapy.com.
There’s a lot to be said about a writer who will have you curled up in bed, so engaged in a poignant and passionate novel that you forget that it’s time to get your butt out of bed, and get movin.’ That’s certainly the case when reading books by mompreneur and author Sheryl Mallory-Johnson. In between writing smart, fresh and diverse novels, to date she’s written four, and currently working on a sequel to her latest novel The Hand She Played, this mama has managed to raise two incredibly smart and talented young adults, all while having a passionate and successful career. Bravo! Well done Mama!
Author Sheryl Mallory-Johnson and her husband, Rudolph A. Johnson, III are the parents of two children. Their son, Rudolph A. Johnson IV, has a Bachelors of Communications from Winston Salem State and their daughter Mallory, will be attending Carnegie Mellon School of Drama this Fall.
To learn how you can pick up a copy of Sheryl’s work visit SherylMallory.com.
Customers of stylist and mompreneur Trista Cardona, have said of her work what grandma’s back in the day would call a “growing hand.” Her passion as well as her focus on healthy hair is what keeps her clients happy and coming back. Interestingly, 31 year old Cardona says that when it came to choosing a career, hair wasn’t on her radar. However, the naturally creative mom says that once she realized the wide range of creativity that comes with being in the hair business, she was all in.
After working at a couple of salons and building up a sizable clientele, Cardona along with her husband and business partner, Colombo Roc, decided to open up their own salon, The Hair Social. With close to 12 years experience in the industry, this awesome mother of an adorable two-year old daughter sets a perfect example of a mompreneur who rocks. Get it, Mama!
Trista is the mom to two-year old Rasario and she and her family currently live in San Diego. When the Cardona’s find time to break away from The Hair social, they enjoy traveling.
Check out the Hair Social at thehairsocial.com.
At charity events it’s highly probable that you will meet someone who has a strong passion for helping others. Instantly, I felt that way about momprenuer and Life Coach, Tahira Mitchell. Her warm spirit and beautiful smile lets you know that she’s a healer. Through coaching, she empowers clients by helping them find their truth in order to move forward and create the future of their dreams.
Mitchell holds a Masters in Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy and since launching her business, she says that working with individual clients has helped her to fulfill her own purpose even more. Peace and blessings Mommy, you rock!
Tahira Mitchell and her husband Damon are the parents of two sons, Caleb 5, and Mehki 10.
To schedule an appointment visit tahiramitchell.com.
Educator LaDreda Lewis knows firsthand that a good education guarantees good life experiences. The former Dean of Students at La Mesa/Spring Valley School District is currently the CEO of 40 Acres and A Mind, Inc. DBA Sylvan Learning, a tutoring company focusing on the power of education to transform children’s lives. When she’s not operating two learning centers, one located in Chula Vista/Eastlake and the other in La Mesa, you can find Lewis doing what moms do best, making sure that her girls are well rounded, which includes a long list of extracurricular activities. Way to go Mom! You Rock!
LaDreda and her husband Terrence are the parents of two daughters, Blair, a graduate of UC Davis, who played Division 1 golf for UC Davis and in the NCAA Championships last year, and Olivia who plays competitive and varsity high school tennis and is a member of BeWise (better education for women in science and engineering).
To learn more about 40 Acres and A Mind, Inc. DBA Sylvan Learning, visit http://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/chula-vista-ca/staff.
Former Navy nurse Vanessa Wood has more than 30 years of experience in the medical field. She holds a Bachelors degree in Nursing from San Diego State University and a Masters degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from National University. She has a full history of volunteerism with a focus on serving the less fortunate. Her compassion towards others led her along with her husband to become the founders of Fan of the Feather, a non-profit organization designed to help homeless veterans return to independent living. You go Mama!
Vanessa Wood and her husband Dr. Lawrence A. Wood, M.D. are the parents of three sons, Aaron, Alan and Seth. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys spending time planning events, traveling and spending quality time with family. For more information on Fan of the Feather, including their upcoming events visit fanofthefeather.org