Top 50 Mompreneurs, 2011

They cook, they clean and, between naptimes, they run kickass companies. For those who run their own mom-centric firms, the responsibilities of motherhood are only half the battle. Babble is running our first ever salute to the top 50 mompreneurs who pull all-nighters, suffer enormous financial set-backs, and balance business and baby every day to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Here's how they did it.
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Lucinda Cross | Corporate Mom Dropouts

Top 50 Mompreneurs of 2011: Lucinda Cross Corporate Mom Dropouts



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Corporate Mom Dropouts, a book, blog and coaching service designed to help working moms create the balance between managing a career and family.

Company: Corporate Mom Dropouts

Location: Westchester, New York

Children: Two sons, 4 months and 9, daughter, 6 ⢠Age: 33

Inspiration: In 2005, working in risk management, Cross was burnt out. “I realized I had no relationship with my kids,” she says. “I was spending less than 45 minutes a day with them. There was no attention or affection for my spouse, either, because there was none of me left at the end of the day. I had to change that.”

Perspiration: With no clients or connections, and in the midst of a marital separation, Cross sought help. She found a career mentor, asked friends and family to help babysit, quit her day job and started an unpaid internship to learn the basics of consulting. “There were times when there was no money coming in, but going back to never seeing my kids was never an option,” she says. It was hard to hook clients at first. But once word got out there was someone was helping moms start their own companies, clients started flooding in.

Success: Cross released her first book, Corporate Mom Dropouts, in 2009.

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12 thoughts on “Top 50 Mompreneurs of 2011

  1. Margaret Wheeler Johnson says:

    These women are amazing. Period.

  2. Sarah Bryden-Brown says:

    In need of inspiration — check out how these ladies mix it all up.

  3. Andrea Van Ness says:

    What an even bigger inspiration to be a part of these great Mompreneurs!

  4. meb077 says:

    The Carissa Rose clothing line is awesome, machine washable at that.

  5. Jada says:

    Why Mompreneurs? There’s no such thing as a dadpreneur? Why the special designation for women?

  6. Samrx says:

    I have been reading a lot off late to grasp more knowledge on this topic, but after reading your article I realized there is a lot more than I read and you are the only one who could make this happen. You are the only one from whom I could get the entire information on the topic. Thanks!!! You are fantastic

  7. Nicki says:

    these moms make me jealous! i wish i had the energy and motivation to start a company while raising my kids! Kudos to all of them!!

  8. Kelsey Kleiman says:

    I look forward to reading about all of these women!

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  10. Shannah Coningburk says:

    Amazing women!

  11. Nungning says:

    and bagrging about a 30% approval rating???absolutly PATHETICabsolutly PATHETICremember clinton left with a 75% approval ratigread it and weep cons projecting once morebububbububub 30% bububububub 30%absolutly sadBush is back!! 30%

  12. Val says:

    Following from a blog hop! I’m a new foollwer and would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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