Mums around Australia who rock at both their jobs and being a parent!
It’s definitely not easy juggling work, kids, a social life and keeping a household together all at the same time - but these women are expert multitaskers and know how to get it all done, taking on the challenges as they come! They have a range of careers, across a wide number of industries - but one thing in common: they all manage to put their kids first and make sure as much as there’s time for work, there’s always time for play with their little ones.
Dene Menzel (@thevoicefactor_)
Dene Menzel is a mother to one daugher, Mackinlay Kate, who is five years old, and also manages to run her own business, The Voice Factor as well! She is a best selling author, voice coach and music entrepreneur all rolled into one. She also heads other music projects such as Voice Your Brand Experience, a music branding and team building experience, Choir In The Cloud, a global virtual choir, and sings lead in Gruven, a corporate entertainment band. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram to see what this happening career mum is up to next!
Michelle Fragar (@blackboxfinance)
Michelle Fragar has enjoyed a successful career in marketing, and is mother to one - a little boy named Maddox. She experienced the struggle and pressure of going back to work only 7 months after his birth and resumed full control of her previous role as head of global marketing activities for a billion dollar multinational corporation. Eventually, she decided she would create the life environment she desired, and started working on and in her husband’s business, Blackbox Finance, a Business and Residential Finance Broking business. She now enjoys the flexibility of her career, which allows her time to be a great mum to her little boy! Keep up with her company on Facebook!
Jaime Turner (@mavellasuperfoods)
Jaime Turner is a mum to 8-year old son Maverick, and wife to James, who she has been married to for 11 years! She has worked on developing two brands, with her business partner Cheryl Stewart, Koala Karma and Mavella Superfoods, in an effort to ensure there are high nutrient but great tasting products out there for children. The former is a carbonated, relaxation beverage and the latter is a range of functionality powders for kids. She loves being a mother, wife and running a business, and tries to be present for her family at all possible times. Keep up with the latest news at Koala Karma on Facebook and Instagram. You can also check out Mavella Superfoods on Facebook and Instagram to browse through the brand’s amazing, healthy products.
Angela Velonas (@sydneycosmeticclinic)
Angela Velonas has one son, 16-year-old Nicky, with her husband of almost 21 years and simultaneously manages to handle being the director of the Sydney Cosmetic Clinic in the city’s CBD. Follow the business on Facebook and Instagram to find out more about the services they offer. They also run three Breast Augmentation Clinics (Breast Excellence Australia) located in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. More information about these clinics can be found out on Facebook and Instagram. She joined the clinic 20 years ago, and although it was not a conscious decision for her to be a working mum, she is glad with the way it has turned out - as she feels it actually makes her a better parent. Despite the challenge of juggling many things with limited time, she stays organized and prioritizes having a healthy meal at the end of the day.
Jo Ebisujima (@jojoebi)
Jo Ebisujima now lives an hour north of Tokyo, with her husband and 11 year old son. Her brand, jojoebi focuses on helping entrepreneur mothers to get organized around the house, in their jobs and within their own minds - working in baby steps to achieve their goals. She currently runs 4 programs, ranging from Montessori crash courses to decluttering homes. Being a creative, she also runs a number of masterclasses and has written a couple of books. She loves being both a mum and a career woman! Find Jo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Libby Hakim (@libbyhakim)
Libby Hakim is a Sydney-based freelance copywriter, ex-lawyer and mother to two girls - aged 4 and 6. She recently left her 15 year long career in law and turned her hobby of writing into her sole source of income - Libby Hakim Copywriter. Her career has always been important to her, and so has her desire to be a mother, and she feels lucky to have the opportunity to do both. Although along with many other career mums she has experienced ‘mummy guilt’ and exhaustion at times, but she takes time to disconnect and spend time with her kids watching a movie or just relaxing whenever she can. Find Libby on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.
Vikki Maver (@refresh_marketing)
Vikki Maver is a proud mother of two - a 12-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy, and begun her journey in the world of self-employment the day she fuond out she was pregnant with her daughter. Having left the corporate world, she has been able to run a copywriting consultancy called Refresh Marketing, which focuses on websites, brochures, and a range of other material for clients as well as running in-hourse writing skills workshops for corporates, universities and government organisations. She ensures that she is always there for her young ones, but loves her career as it gives her a stronge sense of identity and purpose, setting a positive example for her children. Find Vikki on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram.
Francesca Peskops (@event_emporium)
Francesca Peskops is a busy mother of two young boys, who runs Event Emporium, which she founded 10 years ago! Event Emporium is a Sydney-based boutique events agency, which runs events all over Australia for big brands such as Samsung and Disney. Amidst her busy schedule as a working mum, she tries to carve out the odd bit of time to do things she is passionate about. She is an avid foodie, nature-lover and travel fanatic. She started her company along with a fellow events expert friend around the same time she started her motherhood journey and loves both her career and her family life. Find out more about Event Emporium on Facebook and Instagram!
Tracey Montgomery (tracey_champagnedays)
Tracey Montgomery is a mother, wife, daughter and sister. She has one son turning four this August, Charlie, and also writes, blogs and works part time in a business that she owns with her husband.Their business is a recruitment agency, Pure Source Recruitment, and she enjoys taking care of her candidates and ensuring they are sourcing for the best possible career opportunities. Family life is of the utmost importance to her, and she also enjoys writing her own personal, niche blog, Champagne Days. She enjoys unwinding at the end of the day with a glass of wine and a book, and loves sitting down and reading books to her little boy Charlie. Follow Tracey on Facebook and Instagram to find out more!
So get inspired by these awesome mums & their ability to be at the top of their game in both their career and motherhood journeys.