Mompreneurs Momentum Enterprise launches national program at Studio E in Stoney Creek

News Nov 13, 2015 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

When Teresa Cirillo battled postpartum depression and psychosis following the birth of her second child, she turned to music and found her true calling.

When it came to building a business, she turned to Mompreneurs.

With 17,000 active members and a social network of 80,000, Mompreneurs is a media company and networking organization that aims to support, educate, and empower women in business.

Cirillo completed her education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and launched her first music academy with a handful of students in a single room.

After meeting Mompreneurs CEO Maria Locker and connecting with other like-mined female entrepreneurs, Cirillo gained the skills and confidence to take her music studio to the next level.

With a brand new location in the Fruitland Crossing Plaza in Stoney Creek, Cirillo has expanded her business from about 25 students to more than 500 since 2009.

“The biggest thing is the influence of knowing that I can do this,” said Cirillo. “Knowing that there are these options now for women in business is outstanding.”

On Nov. 12, Cirillo’s shiny new music academy was chosen for the launch of Momentum Enterprise of Canada, a new Mompreneur Inc. program.

The initiative, which will provide free online programming to 10,000 Canadian women, is being launched through a $50,000 contribution from Coca-Cola of Canada and a $118,000 grant from Status of Women Canada.

Maria Locker, founder and CEO of Mompreneur Inc., said the Momentum program will offer practical business knowledge for women, such as accounting, planning and marketing services.

“It’s a whole new platform, including a webinar platform, for those who work nine to five,” said Locker. “The Momentum program is really a way for us to offer as much support as possible.”

The program is supported by Coca-Cola’s 5by20 program.

Tova White, vice-president of human resources for Coca-Cola Canada, said the Momentum program is part of a global effort to empower five million women in business over the next five years.

“In Canada, this is our first step to our contribution towards our goal,” said White. “Without empowered women in our communities, we can’t be successful as a company.”

Formally known as Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc., Mompreneurs connects members to other women and businesses, locally and nationally, through in-person and online events, member services and advocacy efforts.

Mompreneurs Momentum Enterprise launches national program at Studio E in Stoney Creek

News Nov 13, 2015 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

When Teresa Cirillo battled postpartum depression and psychosis following the birth of her second child, she turned to music and found her true calling.

When it came to building a business, she turned to Mompreneurs.

With 17,000 active members and a social network of 80,000, Mompreneurs is a media company and networking organization that aims to support, educate, and empower women in business.

Cirillo completed her education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and launched her first music academy with a handful of students in a single room.

After meeting Mompreneurs CEO Maria Locker and connecting with other like-mined female entrepreneurs, Cirillo gained the skills and confidence to take her music studio to the next level.

With a brand new location in the Fruitland Crossing Plaza in Stoney Creek, Cirillo has expanded her business from about 25 students to more than 500 since 2009.

“The biggest thing is the influence of knowing that I can do this,” said Cirillo. “Knowing that there are these options now for women in business is outstanding.”

On Nov. 12, Cirillo’s shiny new music academy was chosen for the launch of Momentum Enterprise of Canada, a new Mompreneur Inc. program.

The initiative, which will provide free online programming to 10,000 Canadian women, is being launched through a $50,000 contribution from Coca-Cola of Canada and a $118,000 grant from Status of Women Canada.

Maria Locker, founder and CEO of Mompreneur Inc., said the Momentum program will offer practical business knowledge for women, such as accounting, planning and marketing services.

“It’s a whole new platform, including a webinar platform, for those who work nine to five,” said Locker. “The Momentum program is really a way for us to offer as much support as possible.”

The program is supported by Coca-Cola’s 5by20 program.

Tova White, vice-president of human resources for Coca-Cola Canada, said the Momentum program is part of a global effort to empower five million women in business over the next five years.

“In Canada, this is our first step to our contribution towards our goal,” said White. “Without empowered women in our communities, we can’t be successful as a company.”

Formally known as Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc., Mompreneurs connects members to other women and businesses, locally and nationally, through in-person and online events, member services and advocacy efforts.

Mompreneurs Momentum Enterprise launches national program at Studio E in Stoney Creek

News Nov 13, 2015 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

When Teresa Cirillo battled postpartum depression and psychosis following the birth of her second child, she turned to music and found her true calling.

When it came to building a business, she turned to Mompreneurs.

With 17,000 active members and a social network of 80,000, Mompreneurs is a media company and networking organization that aims to support, educate, and empower women in business.

Cirillo completed her education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and launched her first music academy with a handful of students in a single room.

After meeting Mompreneurs CEO Maria Locker and connecting with other like-mined female entrepreneurs, Cirillo gained the skills and confidence to take her music studio to the next level.

With a brand new location in the Fruitland Crossing Plaza in Stoney Creek, Cirillo has expanded her business from about 25 students to more than 500 since 2009.

“The biggest thing is the influence of knowing that I can do this,” said Cirillo. “Knowing that there are these options now for women in business is outstanding.”

On Nov. 12, Cirillo’s shiny new music academy was chosen for the launch of Momentum Enterprise of Canada, a new Mompreneur Inc. program.

The initiative, which will provide free online programming to 10,000 Canadian women, is being launched through a $50,000 contribution from Coca-Cola of Canada and a $118,000 grant from Status of Women Canada.

Maria Locker, founder and CEO of Mompreneur Inc., said the Momentum program will offer practical business knowledge for women, such as accounting, planning and marketing services.

“It’s a whole new platform, including a webinar platform, for those who work nine to five,” said Locker. “The Momentum program is really a way for us to offer as much support as possible.”

The program is supported by Coca-Cola’s 5by20 program.

Tova White, vice-president of human resources for Coca-Cola Canada, said the Momentum program is part of a global effort to empower five million women in business over the next five years.

“In Canada, this is our first step to our contribution towards our goal,” said White. “Without empowered women in our communities, we can’t be successful as a company.”

Formally known as Mompreneur Showcase Group Inc., Mompreneurs connects members to other women and businesses, locally and nationally, through in-person and online events, member services and advocacy efforts.