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…

From Challenging Childhood to Celebrated Writer: Delores Williams’ Case

“At the age of 15, she had had enough, and did the thing her mother had done, she walked out the door to never return.”

Student reaction: It was stories like that of Delores Williams which allowed me to change my mentality and use the energy I put into justifying my failures to exploring the opportunities I did have and to succeed.

From The Hot Mommas Project Learning Series: Delores Williams’ “Moving From Abandonment to Defining Herself

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

Student contributor: GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern Kaitlyn McAuliffe.

The Hot Mommas Project Learning Series showcases a female role model’s story selected by a students. 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.

Continue reading Delores Williams’ story and Kaitlyn’s reaction…

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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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Former Ad Exec Starts ‘Mommy Manual’ to Help Other Moms: Ria Sharon’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.

Featured contributor: GW graduate and Hot Mommas Project team member Rachel Roizen.

Featured case: Ria Sharon’s  “Leap and the net will appear!

Case themes include: family, confidence, divorce, entrepreneurship,  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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Question and Answer With Shelley Seale

A little bit about the Author:   Shelley Seale is a freelance writer based out of Austin, Texas, but she vagabonds in any part of the world whenever possible. Shelley has written for the Seattle Times, Washington Magazine, the Austin Business Journal, Intrepid Travel and Andrew Harper Traveler Magazine among others, and is the Sustainable Travel Read more about Question and Answer With Shelley Seale[…]

Young girls, self esteem, & balancing messages

As the founder of a project focused on role models for girls and women, I was drawn to a blog post by Queen of Spain’s blog about her 3 year-old daughter. Here is an excerpt: “…she came home from preschool crying because another girl didn’t like her new haircut. Of course it was quickly forgotten Read more about Young girls, self esteem, & balancing messages[…]

Busy Kids Perform Well in School, Emotionally, Behaviorially

It is likely the parents, not the kids, who are stressed with busy kids' schedules. The Washington Post recently reported on a study out of the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland. The study shows that only a small percentage of kids are actually "over-scheduled." In fact, organized activities are linked, says Read more about Busy Kids Perform Well in School, Emotionally, Behaviorially[…]