Founding Moms – Jill Salzman

“Becoming a mother makes you realize you can do almost anything one-handed.” – Unknown.

A mother who is also an entrepreneur is a force to be reckoned with, and our guest today not only knows about that first-hand, she has also created a community where these amazing business women can grow and scale their companies. Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the #1 platform for mom entrepreneurs to build better businesses. 

In today’s episode we talk about the unique challenges moms face when they become entrepreneurs, from not knowing how or where to turn for support, being afraid of looking weak for seeking support, to the everyday challenges of not getting enough sleep! The conversation is serious but with a lot of laughter and the issues tackled with a playful spirit.

Jill is a graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched and sold a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s also the author of  The Best Business Book In The World and the best-seller, Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs 

Jill is the host of the top-rated entertaining business podcast, Why Are We Shouting?, gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney, a “Cool Mom Entrepreneur We Love” by MSN Live, and was recently named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch In Tech as well as a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer after Forbes’ named The Founding Moms one of the Top 10 Websites For Entrepreneurs. She’s shared the speaker stage with Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Daymond John, Marilu Henner, and Desmond Tutu and she regularly appears on ABC7’s Windy City Live TV show. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.