Mompreneurs

Female Entrepreneurs at 50: The Best Time to Start a Business

February, 03, 2021 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

        Female entrepreneurs are often seen as young jean wearing women in their 20’s working 100 hours a week. Although this is true for some, many of us are double that age and wearing skirts. Unfortunately, many funders and government grants are only dedicated to young entrepreneurs under the age of 35.… Read the full article

Maternity Leave Replacement , Is Your Company Ready?

May, 10, 2018 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

A pregnancy announcement by one of your staff members is often met with mixed emotions. While you’re happy for the mom or dad-to-be, you may also be worried about finding a maternity leave (or paternity leave) replacement for your office. Where will you find someone with the right skills? How will you find a great… Read the full article

Freelance Work From Home On A Snow day

March, 15, 2017 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

It is during a snow storm that you really appreciate the benefits of freelancing, the one which is a true highlight today is the ability to do freelance work from home. If you have chosen to become a freelancer or an entrepreneur you know exactly what I mean. It is under this beautiful day of… Read the full article

Women in Tech

March, 31, 2016 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

I recently attended the Women Techmakers  International Women’s Day Global Event Series “Our time to lead” held in Montreal at the Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS). It was an informative and inspiring event organized by two up and coming women in tech leaders and engineering graduates Laurence de Villers and Annie Caron. I am going… Read the full article

Lean In Sheryl Sandberg and Women in the Workplace

October, 07, 2015 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Facebook’s COO and author of the bestselling book Lean in Sheryl Sandberg announced the release of a comprehensive study on the state of women in corporate America . The study, done by the LeanIn.Org  and McKinsey & Company , asserts that based on the current pace of progress, total gender equality in the workplace will take… Read the full article

Mompreneurs Who Freelance

March, 18, 2015 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Statistics on freelancing reveal some interesting differences between female entrepreneurs who freelance, sometimes referred to as mompreneurs, and their male counterparts.  A study made by the Freelancers Union show that there are now 53 million Americans who are freelancing, that is about 34% of the entire American workforce. Whether it be independent contractors, moonlighters, diversified… Read the full article

The Career Woman : Is Supermom Dead?

August, 21, 2014 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Is Supermom Dead? Defining the Career Woman of the 21st Century Is the term Supermom, as we know it today, dead? At one time the term “supermom” defined the ideal for the perfect career woman – a mother who successfully managed her home while holding down a full time job. Is it  finally time for a… Read the full article

The best damn homemade granola recipe! Brown bag it to work.

June, 20, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Eating out at the office can get very expensive. What stops us from bringing our own lunches to work  everyday ? It is usually not having enough time and not having enough choice.  So here is an amazing recipe for homemade granola that is easy to prepare, can be made in bulk and stored, and… Read the full article

Job Skills For Sale. A How to Guide

June, 18, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

What a great evening we had. Just got home from our twitter lesson with Genevieve and we wanted to share the experience… Meet Genevieve, an incredibly talented woman who was working full time for a reputable well known software company. She got laid off from her job. The timing could not have been worse as… Read the full article

Mompreneur How to balance it all and comeback to work

May, 28, 2013 by Brooke McLaughlin author workhoppers

Going back to work after kids is different for everyone. When a mom or a mompreneur  decides to go back to work is a personal choice. Some are forced or decide on going back to work after taking a short maternity leave, while others go back to work much later in their life when their kids are in… Read the full article