Posted by: the3rdi | January 15, 2011

Helping Mums out of Poverty

Motivating Mum Celebrates 100 Years of International Women’s Day

With Charity Business Mums Mentoring

March 2011 sees International Women’s Day’s Centenary – 100 years of
a day (8th March) celebrating the achievements of women in business,
politics and society, past, present and the future. It’s also a day to help
and inspire women around the world to achieve their dreams in life.
Motivating Mum, an organisation which advises and supports Mums in business,
is embracing this sentiment and is helping Mums help other Mums out of
poverty, with a month-long charity mentoring festival.

Laura TenisonPartnering with high profile Business Mums including Laura
Tenison founder of JoJo Maman Bebe the Maternity and Babywear retailer;
Penny Power, founder of Ecademy the social networking site for business; and
Leila Wilcox founder of Angelis and one of the UK’s youngest entrepreneurs –
in March 2011 these, and other successful business women, will be donating
their time and know-how to mentor other Mums in business.

“International Women’s Day is a great way of highlighting the fact that
women have the ability to juggle their lives and support those they love
whilst pursuing their careers; often making huge personal sacrifices in the
process. I am happy to volunteer my time as a mentor both to raise funds for
Nema and to pass on as much useful advice as possible.” Laura Tenison of
JoJo Maman Bebe

Nema Foundation Woman with BabyAll contributions received for the mentoring
service will be donated to the Nema Foundation, a charity that works to
relieve child poverty in Mozambique, working with the community and
primarily women as the main carers of children.

“Rural Northern Mozambique is one of the most dangerous places on the planet
to give birth and to be a new born baby. This festival will help to provide
urgently needed antenatal and postnatal support for pregnant women (and
girls) giving them and their children a better chance of survival while
empowering the women to give their children a healthier childhood.”

Amy Carter-James, Founder & Trustee – Nema Foundation

Speed Mentoring Event

As part of BusinessMums Mentoring Month and in celebration of 100 years of
International Womens Day, Motivating Mum will hold a Speed Mentoring Event
on Tuesday 8th March 2011 offering 16 lucky Businessmums the opportunity to
gain invaluable support and advice from 8 established and successful
business women of different fields – all at one event. Each Businessmum will
get 8 minutes with each mentor and can put to them any business challenge
they are currently facing.

The Speed Mentoring event will also be supporting the Nema Foundation with
20% of the price of each place at the event donated to the charity. For more
information on the Speed Mentoring Event and other events visit
http://www.motivatingmum.co.uk/events-and-workshops/current-events For the
full press release contact andrea@greenbeanmarketing.co.uk or call her on
07957 408119.

Successful businessmums mentoring other mums in business, and in the process
raising money to help Mums in Mozambique out of poverty – what could sum up
and celebrate International Women’s Day more?

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