These 10 inspiring women-led businesses are determined to remove the ceilings placed upon women in the workplace, with flexibility as a core component of their mission.
1 Million for Work Flexibility supporter Meesen Brown helps women change the way they feel about themselves, their work—and their lives. The cofounder of Behere helps people find flexibility in their lives by giving them the chance to live in a new city every month. Users just choose the city they would like to work in, dates they want to work, apply for verification—and pack their bags for a new working adventure. Behere provides an apartment, a coworking space, a female community comprised of social events, trips, collaboration and innovation as well as mentorship and fitness classes.
Women entrepreneurs seeking information look no further than Chic CEO. The online resource caters to female business owners, providing the tools and techniques necessary to get their business up and running, with guidance from a large community of women entrepreneurs.
With a strong network of women entrepreneurs, eWomenNetwork offers a jumpstart for women to connect with other influencers and promote their companies as well.
Determined to find flexible work options after starting her family, Sara Sutton founded FlexJobs. Since 2007, people seeking flexible work options have been able to use the niche job search service to find flex—and freedom. Sara is, of course, also the founder of 1 Million for Work Flexibility.
Million Dollar Women
As the founder Little Pim, an early language development program for children, Julia Pimsleur noticed the challenges women face trying to fundraise. That’s why the author of “Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big“ with Million Dollar Women, a guide for women to take their business to the million-dollar mark—and beyond.
The Mogul Mom
Started in 2007 by Heather Allard, the Mogul Mom’s mission is to “help moms raise a family, run a business, and rock both.” Under the direction of Melissa Bolton, the Mogul Mom helps mompreneurs live their best life, both at work and at home, with rich resources and in-depth articles.
Dedicated to providing top-tier resources for female workers, The National Association for Female Executives (a 1 Million for Work Flexibility coalition member) is by women, for women. NAFE boasts women executives, professionals and business owners as members, all of whom believe in advocacy and support networking opportunities to help other women advance in business.
Hoping to aid in the gender wage gap crisis facing many working women, The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is a leader on women’s business issues. Through strategic partnerships with corporate partners as well as other non-profit organizations, NAWBO is committed to strengthening the wealth-creating capacity of women.
PJS &Co. CPAs
With the belief that society deserves strong professionals who have the ability to support their families, PJS & Co. CPAs (a 1 Million for Work Flexibility coalition member) was born. Certified Public Accountants Katina Peters, Jami Johnson, and Jaime Staley are co-owners of this virtual CPA firm, which aids entrepreneurs by offering financial services that allow women to work on their businesses and be there for their families, too.
It can be a challenge for women looking to onramp back into the workforce. That’s why Diane Flynn and Patty White founded Reboot Accel (a 1 Million for Work Flexibility coalition member). Designed to help female workers transition successfully into the workplace, Reboot Accel aids women in having the careers they want, no matter when they decide to return to the workforce.
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