Our members are most definitely the best thing about our community. We are proud to attract incredible “mom bosses” with a wide array of business types, backgrounds and skills.
We have members from all walks of life who have all achieved amazing things in their lives and their businesses. Each one brings something unique and special to the table.
We wanted to share a few of our members right here, so you can get a sense of who you’ll be connecting with once you join!
Danielle is the owner and lead Graphic Designer behind Attn2detail Designs. She has over ten years experience as a designer and her talents shine through in each one of her projects. She loves working with business owners to create a visual brand strategy that is meaningful, original, and tailored to her clients’ specific needs. She is also a visual artist and creates beautiful prints, mobiles and greeting cards. Danielle is also a double recipient of our Community Ambassador Award which we give out every December to a member who exemplifies our values.
“I have been a member of Mamas & Co. since the beginning, and it is the one place that I can always rely on for support. Being a mom and a business owner can sometimes be hard but knowing that I have a group of women who I can reach out to at any time makes it easier. This community has just about every business you can imagine, and it is always nice to know that when I need something there will be someone who can do it. One thing holds true; no matter what for me, it is always community over competition.”
Jennifer is a former reporter turned media coach and entrepreneur. She worked in the Canadian broadcast industry for over 15 years as a reporter, producer and writer for the country's major media outlets including Global, CTV and the CBC. She is the founder of She’s Newsworthy, and is passionate about helping women who own small businesses increase media attention for their brands. Her clients have appeared on some of Canada’s hottest TV and radio shows. She also acts a moderator for Lean In Canada events and is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial conferences.
“Joining the Mamas & Co. community a little over two years ago has changed the trajectory of my life and career. I was able to turn my side hustle into a full-time gig with the support of this community. My favourite thing is that no matter what questions I have about my business I can always hop into the online forum and get answers quickly. The women are a tremendous wealth of knowledge and are always willing to help without expecting anything in return.“
Anne is the owner and founder of Materials and Methods where she makes bags, jewellery and home accessories. She is new to running a business and is passionate about making beautiful, functional, high quality products with a strong social and environmental commitment.
“Though I’m new to the group, being a Mamas & Co. member has been awesome. I'm so grateful to finally not feel alone in the quest to build my own business. I now have a group of like-minded mamas to lean on and share with!”
Emma is an environmental engineer, mom of 2, and founder of Green at Home. She helps women reduce toxins at home to support fertility, healthy children, and hormone health. She also helps health and wellness practitioners incorporate environmental health into their practice. She is a David Suzuki Foundation Queen of Green Coach and guest lecturer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
“Mamas & Co. gave me the courage to leave my corporate job! The community is the most supportive and inspiring group of women. Everyone wants you to succeed and they understand the ups and downs of growing a business and raising children at the same time. I love the group for the collaborations, referrals, and it's a one-stop shop to find help when I need it.”
Nathalie is the owner of Pictonat Photography. She specializes in family portrait and personal branding photography. Through her branding work, she helps business owners create a strong personal brand online with authentic images that tell a story to build connection and trust with their audience. Fun fact: Nathalie has shot a number of Mamas & Co. member businesses such as Mumnet and MomsTO, and her images appear throughout the Mamas & Co. website.
“I enjoy being a member of Mamas & Co. because it’s such an active and supportive community. I am continuously learning, which has helped grow my business to new heights. The variety of events offered is priceless and my network has expanded significantly since joining!”
Ann is the co-founder and CEO of Little Robot Friends, a Toronto-based tech company geared to introducing kids to the world of coding and electronics. Their approach combines storytelling and creative exploration to teach STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) in a fun and engaging way. Ann's company has also been the recipient of the prestigious Canada Media Fund Innovation Program and has partnered with such esteemed organizations such as Canada Learning Code, to help make technology more accessible to school-aged children.
"I personally rank Mamas & Co. as one of the best networks for entrepreneurs I've ever encountered. As a start-up founder, I've experienced lots of networking events and groups, but Mamas & Co. is the network I now call home. Through the Facebook group, I've not only met so many cool, capable, and confident women, but I've also found many resources to support my business operations: a recruiter, social media managers, business coaches, web specialists and so much more.”
Allison is a wife, mama of 2 and a registered psychotherapist. She is also the co-founder of House and Hook, a website dedicated to keeping couples' thriving throughout parenthood. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Allison and her family are currently living in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
“As a 3-year member of Mamas & Co., I have thoroughly enjoyed the support of the online community and virtual events while living abroad, in Mexico. In fact, I found my amazing mastermind group through this community! This experienced group of entrepreneurs lift and support each other in every way.”
Dr. Stacy is a Clinical Psychologist on a mission to democratize mental health. She is CEO of the Design Your Life centre, creator of the Growing Forward Journal, and the recent host of the Mindful World Parenting Summit, a free, 7 day, online event that brought together the world's top authorities in the areas of parenting, mental health, brain science and mindfulness, such as Dr. Shefali Tsabary and Ekhart Tolle. Dr. Stacy is a beloved member of our community and spoke at our 2018 MamaCon Conference.
"Mama's & Co. has been my go-to source for anything I need for my business or otherwise. In fact, it was one of the first places I turned to when recruiting contributors for the Mindful World Parenting Summit. Why? Because helping our members is just what we do here. I am so grateful for all of the support this community have given me and feel blessed to be able to return the favour by empowering fellow mom-bosses in any way I can."
Jana is a mom, teacher, an entrepreneur and Founder of The Period Purse. Over the past year, Jana has successfully rallied period advocates, the City of Toronto, and countless volunteers to recognize and open the conversation around menstruation and the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness. Jana is a 2018 recipient of the Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence award.
"I love the Mamas & Co. community so much because everyone is so positive, supportive, and always provides such amazing help. The giving of talents and time that The Period Purse has gotten is out of this world. But they are more than that, they want to share your successes and wins and also listen when things are frustrating and sad. Everyone needs a community like this!"
Laura is an award-winning speaker, an expert on branding and design and the author of Brand Chemistry. As the founder and creative director of Lab Creative and creator of Brand Camp, her mission is to help ambitious entrepreneurs create strong, memorable brands that consistently attract their ideal clients. Laura has helped countless small business owners and entrepreneurs gain confidence and grow their businesses through unforgettable branding.
"I have been a part of the Mamas & Co. community for over 2 years and have met so many amazing women. I wholeheartedly appreciate the opportunities it has provided me. I’ve gained clients and friends and a group of women who above all else, support each other unconditionally.”
Alana is a mom of two and the ultimate community builder, connector and networking maven. She is a seasoned event and marketing professional and loves bringing people together. After having kids, Alana began hosting events for new moms around town and before she knew it, momsTO was born! She is dedicated to creating fun and inspiring events for moms, with the aim of reinventing maternity and motherhood.
"Mamas & Co. is the ultimate community for Mombosses! I have loved being a member this past year. I found it incredibly rewarding to collaborate with others in the community. I feel I have a lot to offer the group, and there is a lot to gain in return, so it’s a win-win for all."
Jennifer is the Creative Director of Hip Mommies, a company she co-owns with her husband Joey. Hip Mommies connects Canadian retailers with a carefully curated collection of products for baby and toddler. Jennifer is an all around creative type and in her previous life she worked as a digital art director for HGTV.ca and Food Network Canada. Jennifer was also the recipient of our “Mama Mentor” award back in 2017, due to her unending passion for ‘paying it forward’, and sharing her wealth of knowledge with our members.
“I love mamas & co because (lets be honest here..) it has allowed me to make real friendships with genuine women that share some of my interests. I am here of course for the killer content, and the supportive community, but with a business that is 15 years old, what I am missing most is a sense of community. I love that I can pop onto the forum at any hour and ask for advice, or a resource and someone is always eager to help. This community means so much to me, I am thrilled to have found it!”