Mums express excitement at Mumpreneur Women Support Initiative hangout
For the mothers who attended the April 2022 edition of Mumpreneur’s Hangout it will remain indelible in their minds. The day out which was held on the 23rd of April at Ceracermi’s Art Hub, Lekki Lagos, was an opportunity for the mothers to learn pottery and the children painting.
Asked about the inspiration behind the April hangout, the Principal partner, Mofolusade Sonaike said: “The most recent event was supported by Edrington and it held at CeraCerni’s art hub. It was a mum and children’s day out where the mums engaged in pottery and the children painting. It was an avenue for the mums especially to unwind and learn something away from the pressures of motherhood”.
On the aims of Mumpreneur.ng a.k.a Mumpreneur Women Support Initiative, Sonaike said: “One of the top aims of the Mumpreneur Women Support Initiative is to improve the mental health of mums so they can thrive and be successful in their chosen careers or business while raising wholesome children. Many times women feel bugged down with holding down the home front and never get the opportunity to network, unwind and just breathe. This is why these events are specifically targeted at helping mums achieve just that”.
Shedding light on what inspired her to start the organization, the vibrant entrepreneur stated: “I was trying to find myself again after leaving my corporate job to start a business mainly because I wanted to be there for my children when I stumbled on the word “Mumpreneur” online. It was so apt in describing who I was at the time that I quickly adopted it. It soon became my nickname and the stories I shared about being a mumpreneur connected other mumpreneurs with me. This was how the mumpreneur.ng community started out in 2015.It was tagged the league of Kickassmums to inspire more mothers to be their best selves. As the community grew, there was a need to put a structure to it and in 2017, it was registered as an incorporated trustee under the name Mumpreneur Women Support Initiative in Nigeria. The activities of the organization include training programs, market access fairs, networking events and quarterly hangouts for mums”.