OK, so what does a man know about being a mother, an executive, and a visionary — all at the same time? Not much, I suppose. We’re best with one thing at a time — moms are masters of multi-tasking. So when an organization needs temporary or full-time help, ”Who ya gonna call?” MOM CORPS!
Allison O’Kelly, CEO and Founder of Mom Corps, is joined on The Franchise Show by Philadelphia Mom Corps franchisee Nicole Harris to discuss the fact that there is a tremendous pool of highly-accomplished women who have taken a breather from the corporate world to attend to family matters — husbands and children — and are now re-entering the workforce to resume their careers on either a part-time or full-time basis. These Moms represent a significant talent pool, and in an environment where companies may be reluctant to plunge right in with new hires, they represent the perfect interim and long-term solution.
There is little doubt that the American and global economies are changing — some would say shifting polarities; certainly from West to East, but also, in the American case in particular, to a balance of family, societal, and occupational values, where work becomes part of an integrated cultural value system — you know: “Work to live, not just live to work.” And who better to continue to lead this evolution than “Mom”, who is an innate manager and organizer — taking Billy to school, Kate to ballet, April to the dentist, husband to therapy . . .
Well, these are great topics, and dynamic women Founders and CEOs like Deb Evans of COMPUTER EXPLORERS, Bridget Sutton of Baja Sol, and, of course, Dina Dwyer-Owens of The Dwyer Group, have all been on The Franchise Show this year to provide their perspectives and commentaries. Seems Allison fits right in.
When the going gets tough (or if you’re investigating a franchise concept), call your MOM!
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