Fulfilling Ourselves By Empowering Others
#MomCEO100 Club, is a Women and Mom Entrepreneur Empowerment Program established by GMI for Seed Stage Startups. It aims to link the key resources such as knowledge, skills, technology, talent, funding and social networks needed by entrepreneurs to succeed in the early stages of business planning. #MomStory100 Project also supports Mom Entrepreneurs to develop their own narrative to demonstrate their social entrepreneurship.
As known, in every industry and aspect of life, the GENDER GAP is really between mothers and everybody else. There are many businesses owned by mothers that lack the professional support they need to help them grow and reach much needed financial resources and social capital, while their male counterparts have better access to those supports, networks, and resources.
Who Engages with #MomCEO100 Club?
Women and Mom entrepreneurs
Women and Mom investors
Angel and Impact investors
VC network partners
Organizational development consultants
Investment and financial advisors
Brand and UI designers
Community leaders on women's issues
Heads of foundations
Mental Health Counselors
Heads of social organizations
Journalists and writers etc.
GMI's Holistic Approach to Support Mom Entrepreneurs
One-to-one or more-to-one professional support groups
Innovation tools such as design thinking, business canvas, etc.
Connecting with Mom investors and influencers
Volunteers, counselors, and coaches (if required)
Linking to resources as required
Population of Focus
Mom Entrepreneurs in -1-1 stages of business development, especially those who are underserved and underrepresented regardless of social, cultural, and economic background.
From -1 to 0: Pre-seed stage
An idea has surpassed the concept stage.
From 0 to 1: Seed stage
Founders are first getting their operations off the ground. They are trying, but have had no success yet.
From 1-10: Early stage
The idea evolves until it becomes a mature product or service in the market. In other words, MVP launch stage.
Online Community Event Updates
Below are the things we have done in our club based on the members' need.
1. We developed a small business plan template for mom entrepreneurs to use and submit their initial business ideas.
2. We formed more-to-one supporting groups and ran online brainstorming sessions to discuss their business ideas and interate their business plans.
3. We completed the first online mock-up roadshow and invited real investors, brand experts as well as leadership coach to join the review committee to question and help mom entrepreneurs to further nail down the business plan and get needed professional and funding resources.
Activity #1: Daily Contents or news clippings;
Activity #2: Daily Q&A to find solutions and seek peers' support;
Activity #3: Daily Business Needs Update;
Activity #4: Thematic talks or workshops online;
Activity #5: Monthly BP Pitch Day;
Activity #6: Monthly Virtual Exhibition Day.
“According to the more-to-one group discussion, my initial business plan was further improved based on peers' feedback. I felt that I was pushed forward by the team, and I did not stop. This mock-up roadshow is all about learning, and there are a lot of competitors in the field, so finding a unique entry point is key to my startup business in supporting high school students with mental health challenges.”