Homework for #SisU2012: What Happens in a World Without Obstacles?

By Kathy Korman Frey Participants in the the award-winning Hot Mommas Project Sisterhood of Success (SisU) Academy got a homework assignment today. It is is inspired by a familiar fairy tale-slash-nightmare I will also talk about on Dr. Phil Dembo‘s radio show tonight. (Access @LATalkRadio. Access the recording). Out of it came a great exercise that changed Read more about Homework for #SisU2012: What Happens in a World Without Obstacles?[…]

A Standing Ovation for Inspiration

“Confidence is beauty, strong is the new thin, and if you say ‘I can’, you will” – Liz Corah, Founder of Studio-310 and 1st Place Hot Mommas Project Case Winner For those of you who are just tuning in here—about three weeks ago, we honored the incredible role models and mentors who won this year’s case study Read more about A Standing Ovation for Inspiration[…]

LaTosha Johnson, a True Hot Momma, on Realizing her Dream Job

I was privileged enough to be able to attend the Hot Mommas Project “To Don’t List” event on November 18th 2009. The panelists were informative, interesting, and inspiring, and all of the women offered great tips on prioritization and achieving your goals. Many expressed the importance of doing whatever it takes to stick to your Read more about LaTosha Johnson, a True Hot Momma, on Realizing her Dream Job[…]

From Voice-over Artist to “Kindie” Rock Star: Ashley Albert’s Case

“She blurted out “Ashley Albert has a kids band” and then called me 10 minutes later, hunkered in the corner of her office, saying “Oh my gosh, I don’t even know why I said it- how soon can you put a band together?'”

Student reaction: “The reason Ms. Albert’s case is so inspiring to me is because she doesn’t sugarcoat the truth.”

From the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series: Ashley Albert’s case, “From Dream Job to Dream Job in 1000 Easy Steps

Case themes include: family, confidence, start-up, music , individuality, dreams, change, and balance.

Student contributor: Hot Mommas Project intern and GW graduate Rachel Roizen.

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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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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Live from the World Business Forum: Irene Rosenfeld

Irene Rosenfeld, the C.E.O. of Kraft Foods, was one of the only female keynote speakers  at the World Business Forum.  Kraft is a huge corporation in the United States; Rosenfeld noted that 99% of U.S. homes have Kraft products in them.  Rosenfeld told the audience about 5 strategic steps to initiate change, and said that Read more about Live from the World Business Forum: Irene Rosenfeld[…]

The Way Women Work

Last week, The Hot Mommas Project participated in our first radio show with hostMark Amtoweramd guests, Cynthia de Lorenzi , Marie Russell, and your humble blog author. Here we are, in studio, recording the show. I am wearing my David and Golaith Tees “Chicks Rule” t shirt. There was a “cough” button by my microphone. Having never done a radio show Read more about The Way Women Work[…]

Social Responsibility’s First Generation: Retired

Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop, died yesterday. She was not only a tremendously successful woman in business, but also one of the pioneers of corporate social responsibility. Mike Hoffman of Inc. Magazine writes: “The tension between scale and success versus authenticity and ethical conduct was a recurring theme in Roddick’s business career. She Read more about Social Responsibility’s First Generation: Retired[…]