Regional Winner, United States: Kara Vanderpool Ward

The best plan I could ever have is to simply learn to bend and snap….it is the meaning that is the same -be open to possibility, deal with change no matter how minor or drastic, and make quick decisions when needed. In essence it is the very reason that in the midst of all my existing and overwhelming responsibility I launched my own company. Read More…

Lydia Fernandes & MotivMode Join the Sisterhood of Success – Tackle Holy Grail (Work-Life Balance)

You’ve often heard us joke (and whine) about balance, but Lydia Fernandes of MotivMode went straight for joy. Her daughters inspire her to find it. Think “tutu.” “My daughter began crying in the mornings about not wanting to take the bus to school….Helping her daughter use that self-awareness to work through…the situation…was this child’s first taste of self-empowerment.” Read More…

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

#2 Power Plays for Women: BALANCE

Why do we fight so hard for balance? Well, first of all, women who are balanced have higher perceptions of success (Source: Hot Mommas Project national survey). But these women may have something that you don’t. This post is going to share some of their secrets for you

Doctor Starts Children’s Clothing Line: Cindy Christine Parker’s Case

“We had no formal business or fashion or marketing education or experience.  We knew we had a product that we strongly believed in and with this knowledge we knew we would not fail.”

Student reaction: “One of the lessons that Parker’s case features is that a person can never be too prepared for what life is going to bring you when you least expect it.”

From the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series: Cindy Christine Parker’s “Dr. Ooh La La – Funky Clothes for Little Monsters and Girly Girls

Case themes include: family, confidence, individuality, dreams, change, and relationships.

Student contributor: GW student and Hot Mommas Project team member Kaitlyn McAuliffe

The Hot Mommas Project Learning Series showcases a female role model’s story selected by a student. Role models are tied to women’s success. Read, listen, and learn. More about the Hot Mommas Project here and here. Want to be a featured student? Contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Childhood Abuse Victim Overcomes Obstacles and Starts Business: Kenya McRae’s Story

Welcome to the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series where we showcase a  Hot Mommas Project case selected by a student team member or  guest.  The series is targeted toward educators and leadership groups seeking authentic role models in addition to business/career lessons.  A complementary podcast accompanies each blog post.  Episodes feature interviews with Hot Mommas Project founder Kathy Korman Frey and student contributors.

Student contributor: Madison Cooke, GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern.

Featured case: Kenya McRae’s “Proving People Wrong; Following Your Dreams.

Case themes include: family, confidence, individuality, dreams, societal pressures, and balance.

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Multitalented Woman Searches for Professional Niche: Tyra Hilliard’s Case

Welcome to the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series where we showcase a Hot Mommas Project case selected by a student team member or guest.  The series is targeted toward educators and leadership groups seeking authentic role models in addition to business/career lessons.  A complementary podcast accompanies each blog post.  Episodes feature interviews with Hot Mommas Project founder Kathy Korman Frey and student contributors.

Student contributor: GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern Ximena Iacono.

Featured case: Tyra Hilliard’s  “Living with the Professional Itch

Case themes include: family, confidence, moving, careers, change, and balance.

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Health Care Exec Quits Corporate Job to Empower Other Women: Jennifer Moore’s Case

Welcome to the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series where we showcase a Hot Mommas Project case selected by a student team member or  guest.  The series is targeted toward educators and leadership groups seeking authentic role models in addition to business/career lessons.  A complementary podcast accompanies each blog post.  Episodes feature interviews with Hot Mommas Project founder Kathy Korman Frey and student contributors.

Student contributor: GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern Ximena Iacono.

Featured case: Jennifer Moore’s “When Success is No Longer Enough

Case themes include: family, confidence, goals, careers, change, and balance.

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Athlete Teaches Children Life Lessons through Books: Kelly Kolker’s Case

Welcome to the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series where we showcase a Hot Mommas Project case selected by a student team member or guest.  The series is targeted toward educators and leadership groups seeking authentic role models in addition to business/career lessons.  A complementary podcast accompanies each blog post.  Episodes feature interviews with Hot Mommas Project founder Kathy Korman Frey and student contributors.

Student contributor: Ximena Iacono, a GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern.

Featured case: Kelly Kolker’s Finding your Passion and Creating Your Role

logo-quadrant-w-circles Kelly Kolker was a finalist in the 2008-2009 Hot Mommas Project Case Competition! She was also the Young Judges’ Popular Case Selection.

Case themes include: finding your passion, deviating from “the plan,” student athletics, international work, publishing, writing.

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In Search Of Stressed Out Parents (Update)

  Today I read a reporter’s query on Peter Shankman’s HARO(Help a Reporter Out) which cracked me up. It said, “In search of stressed our parents.”  That’s like, “In search of people who breathe” in my world.  See earlier post if you want a laugh on the whole stressed-out, crazy busy topic. Here is a good piece on coping Read more about In Search Of Stressed Out Parents (Update)[…]