Thank you to Startup Canada for welcoming my growing community of parents and their families onboard this week! 🎊
What started as a newsletter and DIY pop-up parent-friendly professional development events when I was 8 months pregnant three years ago, has now grown into a network of parentpreneurs and people pursuing flexible and remote work alongside their kids.
We’re bringing along the ones we love and care for and showing up as we are in business environments online and offline – usually with a baby and/or toddler in tow.
🚼 📊 On brand bonus:
Startup Canada’s announcement was made on my kid’s 3rd birthday, he really is a startup baby now…you can’t make this stuff up.
It feels wonderful to go from being a solo founder, writer, creator, event and podcast host to joining a group of other community leaders across Canada who are all dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs locally with the information and opportunities they’re seeking as they pursue their startup ideas, build businesses and grow their companies!
Entrepreneurship can be lonely. Parenthood can be lonely. But they both don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
People who become parents are still interested in pursuing business ideas and using professional development to invest in themselves.
But it can be difficult to feel like you belong in a startup or traditional corporate environment, if you’re the only one bringing your kid(s) along with you.
I am thrilled Startup Canada has asked me to join their platform through their Startup Communities program to help grow my community and connect individuals, who are entrepreneurs AND parents, with child-friendly business resources and experiences.
This partnership will help us continue to spread the message and reach other people who believe parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
I’m delighted to continue connecting with others across the country and around the world, looking forward to future growth plans.
Thank you for your support, encouragement and participation in this project and initiative so far,
– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™
P.S. You can read the full announcement here if you’re interested: https://www.startupcan.ca/mixing-babies-and-business-joins-startup-communities/
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