For many working mums, I am sure this news article about the work imbalance between men & women will be no surprise. Many of us are wearing multiple hats at the moment juggling work and childcare, the routine of the school run followed by a 9 to 5 day has gone. Life has changed. It feels like there is no such thing as a normal workday anymore.

We have been lucky at MMC, we had an office for 2 years which was lovely but also felt a little like a burden if for some reason we could not be there. My team has mostly been made up of women (some men) but the core team have been women with family commitments like children or older parents to look after and choosing a more flexible, home working arrangement has worked well.

Therefore the lock down caused by Covid 19, has not been too difficult to adapt to. Like others we may have become comfortable in slippers whilst holding Zoom calls but we have also enjoyed less driving, saving fuel and ultimately helping the planet.

Reading the article mentioned above https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/27/working-mothers-interrupted-more-often-than-fathers-in-lockdown-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Outlook not only prompted my nostalgic thoughts pre-covid-19 but also prompted me to share some very exciting news with you.

Something to inspire and work toward…

As I write we are just putting the finishing touches to an online training and mentor programme designed to support women across the South West taking their first steps toward starting their own businesses, whether that be looking to create a social enterprise or setting up a commercial business.

As a business owner, I have always found the insight of my fellow female peers to be extremely helpful. Being able to ask honest questions like, Where docompass pointing toward success I start? What do I need to begin? How will I juggle a business and my family?  Is this really for me?

I believe, that post lockdown, there will be many women who are thinking of, or being forced by circumstance, to change their lives and take a step into a new vocation. If you are one of these women and you’d like to find out more about how we may be able to help you realise your dream of running your own small business, whether that be a social enterprise or a commercial venture please do get in touch.

We will be releasing more information over the next few weeks and would love to hear from you.

Marsha x