Supporting Parents to Kickstart their Careers

The drive: What challenges have you overcome? 

I struggled to return to work after only 3 months of parental leave. My mum guilt was through the roof, and I was heartbroken I couldn’t give my whole life to my daughter every day. My business has given me a new take on being a working mum.  

For better or worse: What are the pros and cons of running your own business? 

The pros are being able to help anyone, of any culture, of any ability, of any industry with securing work. I am able to meet and work with a range of individuals while learning more about different work industries. I love working with my local community and I help mums returning to the workforce with a 10% discount on all services.

I am learning how to manage a small business in Australia, realising how important small businesses can be and proving that small businesses are just as helpful (maybe even more) than the larger companies.  

Hopes and dreams: What next? 

We are still a small, upcoming business. I am working on a website and have future aspirations of an app to help others create their own resumes and to take the pressure off. I want to give everyone the ability and a fair chance of securing work. As a mother myself, I was considered a professional and had a great career before becoming a mum: that mentality, that drive, and that persona shouldn’t have to change because we are parents and if all it takes is a well-presented resume or cover letter, then I want to give back as much as I can. Everyone deserves to be able to work. I want to make this as easy as possible.  

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