Mama Shaker: Marlene, Growing Businesses and Babies at The Inc.

Marlene Mejia Weiss longed for a place where she could talk to other women who were also figuring out their next career move after staying home with young kids. “While I had an amazing time being at home, and don’t regret that, it has been quite the journey back trying to rebuild what I had … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Marlene, Growing Businesses and Babies at The Inc.

Mama Shaker: Ashley, On Going Remote to Be More Present

Ashley Bernardi’s career took a couple of Goldilocks-style turns before she landed on something just right. Her story is punctuated by broadcast-worthy soundbites, which she honed after spending a decade as a network TV producer. “I was traveling the world producing breaking news stories and I had a baby at home,” she says. While covering … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Ashley, On Going Remote to Be More Present

Mama Shaker: Ashley, On Maternal Sleep Deprivation

Ashley Olivine wants sleep-deprived moms to know they don’t have to suffer through months, years or even decades of sleepless nights. “Clinically I’ll talk to a lot of women who will say, ‘Okay my kids just went to college and I really have not slept since they were babies,’” she says. “It just gets to … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Ashley, On Maternal Sleep Deprivation

Mama Shaker: Linh, on Working Motherhood and Start-ups

Newly minted CMO Linh Ho has been through numerous acquisitions in her career. However, it’s the skills that she acquired while becoming a working mom that have helped prepare her for this new chapter. “It is all hands on deck every day in a start-up,” she says. Linh cites “directness” as a skill she learned … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Linh, on Working Motherhood and Start-ups

Mama Shaker: Carly, on Sharing Household Duties

Carly was the first of a blitz of pregnancies among me and six of my colleagues this year. Mind you she was on her third baby, while the rest of us were on our second or first. So it’s especially impressive how Carly has managed to divvy up household responsibilities with her husband, while raising … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Carly, on Sharing Household Duties

Mama Shaker: Katie, From SAHM to CHO

Katie Rössler believes that just because Betty Crocker-like domesticity doesn’t come naturally to most of us, we don’t have to feel defeated by it either. In fact, she’s elevated the role of stay-at-home-mom to “Chief Household Officer” using the same resources tapped by top executives and entrepreneurs to be purpose-driven and productive. This was music … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Katie, From SAHM to CHO

Mama Shaker: Amy from TendLab

One week from now, Amy Henderson will open the relief valve for a group of working mothers in the heart of San Francisco’s high-pressured tech scene, during a lunchtime “Career Moms” cohort that starts up September 5. “We ask each mom to share one of the moments they’re most ashamed about in the confluence of … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Amy from TendLab

Mama Shaker: Dr. Sharon Somekh of Raiseology

When her oldest daughter started middle school, pediatrician Sharon Somekh decided it was time to re-orient her career around what she loved most about her profession: working with parents. In March, she left her practice and launched Raiseology, so she could build “more meaningful relationships” with parents virtually from her home office while being an “accountability … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Dr. Sharon Somekh of Raiseology

Mama Shaker: Jennifer Sydeski Hurd

While conferences and after-hours networking play such a big role in start-up life, toddler mom Jennifer didn’t want to make the trade-off. So she set out to weave motherhood and entrepreneurship together, by asking a long overdue question. Why not offer childcare at events? “I sat in the very back and waited until all the … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Jennifer Sydeski Hurd

Mama Shaker: Tash, from Coastermatic to Corporate Life

For first-time mom Tash, the birth of her son seemed like the right time to pass the torch to another mompreneur-in-the-making. Within days of welcoming his arrival, Tash signed over her other “baby” Coastermatic to its new owner Megan, and began settling into her next chapter. “With Remi coming, it was becoming clear that I needed … Continue reading Mama Shaker: Tash, from Coastermatic to Corporate Life