Today, we’re talking about passionate moms who are successful athletes, entrepreneurs, and celebrities under 35 years old. These women show that everything is possible if you work harder and believe in yourself. These moms find time to work and care for their babies. Read on to get inspired!
Jessica Alba introduced her idea of non-toxic baby and household products to possible partners and they declined it. Three years later, she founded The Honest Company which makes a billion dollars per year. Today, she is one of the biggest players in the market.
Customers love the company’s eco-friendly products and Alba says her business is rapidly growing. The company employees over 400 people and constantly develops new products. Alba got this idea when she was pregnant. She got a rash after testing a baby detergent. She realized that many baby products have chemicals in them, and there is no company that offers affordable substitutes.
The key ideas of her business are transparency, sustainability and personal connection. Sometimes, she answers calls herself – and she has even sent handwritten notes to customers. When Alba isn’t filming, she is in the office. And her kids participate as well – they choose scents for new products and test new diaper lines.
Alba says that it’s not easy to find balance when you’re a working mom. But then she adds she loves being productive and can find time for everything.
Aside from being a talented singer, Keys is a mom of two sons and she encourages women to follow their passions. She says even when someone tears you down, you should be strong and keep doing what you love.
Keys founded her organization Keep a Child Alive after visiting Africa and seeing that people there don’t get enough care, food, and support services. She raised over $32 million to help people in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and other countries.
As if having her own company isn’t enough, Keys launched the peace movement “We Are Here” in 2014. The goal is to create a peaceful global community. She is a determined mom that has proven you can do everything when you’re not afraid to follow your passion.
Clinton loves reading nooks to her daughter, Charlotte, and it gave her the idea to create the Talking Is Teaching campaign to improve childhood vocabulary development. She said she believes that optimism can make the world better and that’s the core of her campaign.
Clinton said when she was younger she didn’t want to follow her parents and tried hard to be different from them. Today, she co-leads No Ceilings project with her mom to encourage full participations of women and girls in the US.
The main goal of the project is to encourage females to participate in cultural, social, political and social areas of our lives. She also fights childhood obesity in the US and provides life-saving medicines to the developing world.
As you can see, Clinton is a mom and a successful business woman. Motherhood motivates her to move forward. She hopes conversations she has with her daughter will help her be confident and pursue her dreams.
Morin is a founder of DIY crafts Brit + Co who changes the image of a homemaker. She started her website in 2011 as a way to encourage women to create and now it has over 30 million of active users. Morin released a handbook about products you can make at home to help moms start their careers.
She said moms want to get creative and there are plenty of ways to make money when you’re at home. With Brit + Co, new moms can start their own businesses. Morin is a great example of how you can be a CEO and run a company from your own house.
Morgan got $60,000 in credit-card debt and she needed coupons to buy food for her little children. Today, she owns one of the most popular blogs, Hip2Save that has over 1 million monthly readers. She writes about things to help you cut costs and posts deals that can save hundreds of dollars. She also publishes videos and is very active on her blog.
Morgan’s life wasn’t easy. She said she spent a lot of time searching for coupons and she wanted to help others find them quicker. She earned money from her smart budgeting and blogging and paid off her debt. Today, she also receives revenue from blog posts and companies she promotes.
She also has partnerships with manufacturers that offer exclusive deals for her readers. She employees 12 people to help her run a blog and they post up to 60 posts every day.
Every mom wants her children to be happy. Hirschhorn is a CEO of FridaBaby, which makes products for babies. For example, one of the best-selling products is baby nasal aspirator that helped double the sales when was first introduced to customers.
When her sons had potty training, she developed The Buttwasher and it does exactly what you think. It comes with instructions and it’s a success as well. She said that innovation is the key to her company.
Hallet wakes up at 9 a.m. every Saturday to join the circle of runners for a moment of silence. Every participant calls out a name of a person who was killed during the War on Terror. And then the person names someone in whose honor he/she is running. Hallet’s husband was killed in Afghanistan and that’s why she is coming there.
This ritual was started by Wear Blue: Run to Remember, the nonprofit organization Hallet co-founded with her friend in 2010 to honor the American military. She said that when her husband died, she had three little children (the youngest one was only 3 weeks old). She is a proof that you can push through everything.
Desiree Vargas Wrigley
When Hurricane Katrina left thousands of families homeless, Wrigley got an email asking to participate in a charity. She said she wanted to do more and created GiveForward.com – this website helps raise money to rebuild after a natural disaster. She helped over 100,000 families and her website has 2.3 million unique visitors every month.
Besides, she helped 11-year-old Isaac Garcia who has a very rare macular degeneration that will make him blind by high school. There is no way to stop the disease but the boy wanted to see Niagara Falls. Thanks to donations, he also visited Italy and got all medications he needs.
Many professional female athletes forgo motherhood until they finish their careers. Unlike everyone else, Rodriguez became pregnant in her prime. She had an amazing resume – she won two Olympic Gold Medals with the US team and got a silver at the 2011 World Cup.
But it wasn’t enough for her. With help of professionals, she was back in four months. She said she was committed and knew she can make it. Rodriguez is in better condition now than ever before. She said motherhood helps her be more relaxed on the field.
Raising a child while being an athlete is a challenge – she thanks her husband for helping her. Rodriguez is a role model for women around the world as a proof that you can do everything if you’re committed.
Fleiss thought that it would be nice to give women an opportunity to rent designer dresses. Along with her classmate, she started the company. They realized this idea is very successful and now they have over 5 million members.
They’re adding brick-and-mortar shops to allow members to rent both dresses and accessories. She said it’s important for women to feel glamorous as it gives women an opportunity to be a celebrity.
We hope you find these stories inspirational! Are you a working mom? Do you have tips and tricks on how to find balance? Share your experience in the comments section!