Do you worry if your daughter is doing all the right things to get ready for college?
- She’s doing well in her school which is ranked well.
- She attends a host of after-school activities including sports, social clubs, and volunteers.
- And you even have started visiting colleges to see what schools might interest her.
But you worry that it might not be enough.
You are right. Having an amazing resume is just not enough to succeed in college and in life. You need to know how to “sell” the skills you have and demonstrate how you’ll add value.
Enter: Moms & Daughters Inc.
Moms & Daughters Inc gathers girls and their Mothers (or Mom figures) together to learn how to think like an entrepreneur. We challenge women and girls to think outside of the box and stretch their full potential. We teach moms and daughters how to identify their areas of opportunity and how they can turn their passions into the success they have always dreamed of.
At Mom and Daughters Inc. we take an in-depth look at the traits that often hold women back from greater amounts of success—even when she has the knowledge, education, and skillset of her male counterparts.
Participants will develop skills like:
- Risk taking
- Thinking outside of the box
- Long term planning
We hold our workshops and training sessions with moms and daughters together to ensure that the change we inspire will span the generations.
Why did you start Moms and Daughters Inc?
Over the years of working with hundreds of students with my youth entrepreneurship programs, I realized that the girls were leaving my programs educated but not empowered. Many of the male students would take risks with this information whereas the girls were more hesitant to step outside of their comfort zone – even though they shared similar dreams during the brainstorming sessions.
Let me share an example. A few years ago, I ran a conference program where two students – a male and female – placed first and won the business plan competition. After the program, the male student cold-called his local radio station, reached out directly to people on Twitter, and created a massive buzz about winning the award and asking for help to grow his business. He knew little about formally written press releases or solicitation letters but was willing to take a risk and ideally identify people who would partner with him. As a result of his efforts, he was featured by a local cable television show and gained the support of the local community who donated space for his business.
The female student shared her success with her family and a few friends. But did not outreach to anyone outside of her immediate circle to engage them and get their help to take her business to the next level.
I had watched this story repeat itself too many times. And I wanted to do something to eliminate this trend and empower young women and their mothers/caretakers to think differently for the next generation.
The Stats that show that woman are STILL not getting ahead when they enter the workforce:
- 2010 Census – women own 50% of all privately held companies yet 75% of female business owners make less than $50,000 annually.
- Only 2.6% of all female business owners earn $1 million or more annually—compared to 6% of male business owners.
- 20 percent of adult women (22 million people) say they never negotiate, even when appropriate
- When the average woman hears the word “risk”, she thinks of a negative outcome, not a strategic opportunity with the potential for positive outcome.
As a professional woman, you know firsthand that although women have broken down many barriers—that in many ways it is still a “man’s world”, and that you often have to invest extra effort in order to gain professional recognition.
You’ve likely invested your time and resources into ensuring your daughters have a quality education, are independent thinkers, are socially active, and involved in their local community.
While all of your efforts are admirable, you may still worry that they are not enough to set your daughter’s up to be competitive professionally, or if they are enough to inspire your daughter to achieve her entrepreneurial goals?
So we have developed a full list of reasons why you and your daughter will want to participate in the Mom & Daughters Inc experience:
- We help your daughter get comfortable taking strategic risks at an early age
- She’ll learn how to channel her natural creativity into a path where she can pursue her passions
- She’ll gain confidence
- She’ll learn how to tell her story. Think personal branding isn’t important? Just talk to future admissions reps, employers, etc.
- She’ll gain skills negotiating
- She learn the basics of managing her business finances which translates into more opportunities to create intergenerational wealth in your family
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