Laura Tenison of JoJoMamanBebe supports charity Businessmums Mentoring for International Womens Day

March 2011 sees International Women’s Day’s Centenary – 100 years of a day (8th March) celebrating the achievements of women in business, politics and society, past, present and the future. It’s also a day to help and inspire women around the world to achieve their dreams in life. Motivating Mum, an organisation which advises and supports Mums in business, is embracing this sentiment and is helping Mums help other Mums out of poverty, with a month-long charity mentoring festival.

Partnering with high profile Business Mums including Laura Tenison founder of JoJo Maman Bebe the Maternity and Babywear retailer; Penny Power, founder of Ecademy the social networking site for business; and Leila Wilcox founder of Angelis and one of the UK’s youngest entrepreneurs – in March 2011 these, and other successful business women, will be donating their time and know-how to mentor other Mums in business.

“International Women’s Day is a great way of highlighting the fact that women have the ability to juggle their lives and support those they love whilst pursuing their careers; often making huge personal sacrifices in the process. I am happy to volunteer my time as a mentor both to raise funds for Nema and to pass on as much useful advice as possible.” Laura Tenison of JoJo Maman Bebe

All contributions received for the mentoring service will be donated to the Nema Foundation, a charity that works to relieve child poverty in Mozambique, working with the community and primarily women as the main carers of children.

“Rural Northern Mozambique is one of the most dangerous places on the planet to give birth and to be a new born baby. This festival will help to provide urgently needed antenatal and postnatal support for pregnant women (and girls) giving them and their children a better chance of survival while empowering the women to give their children a healthier childhood.”

Amy Carter-James, Founder & Trustee – Nema Foundation

Speed Mentoring Event

As part of BusinessMums Mentoring Month and in celebration of 100 years of International Womens Day,  Motivating Mum will hold a Speed Mentoring Event on Tuesday 8th March 2011 offering 16 lucky Businessmums the opportunity to gain invaluable support and advice from 8 established and successful business women of different fields – all at one event. Each Businessmum will get 8 minutes with each mentor and can put to them any business challenge they are currently facing.

The Speed Mentoring event will also be supporting the Nema Foundation with 20% of the price of each place at the event donated to the charity. For more information on the Speed Mentoring Event and other events visit

Successful businessmums mentoring other mums in business, and in the process raising money to help Mums in Mozambique out of poverty – what could sum up and celebrate International Women’s Day more?

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