Moms in Business:
15 Success Stories with Soul
An Ode to the Empty Nest
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
----- C. JoyBell C.
Melanie ter Borg has international experience as a scientific Research and Development technician and has worked with the government, academia, and start-ups. She has taught at UCI, Irvine, and the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Vancouver. She holds a B.Sc. in Cell Biology, an M.A. in Women’s Studies, and is trained in Sustainability Management.
She has co-authored several scientific papers in the areas of plant virology, stem cells, and slow release in cancer therapy, and her master’s theses looked into the career trajectories of male and female scientists to see if there were any causative or correlative life events or circumstances that affected their relative success as they climbed the career ladder.
Since leaving academic research, she has been involved in numerous start-ups and not-for-profits as co-founder, board member, or “feet on the ground,” addressing auto-immune disease, food sovereignty, uptake of cleantech technologies, green living walls, and B2C delivery logistics.
Currently she is exploring anti-aging technologies and techniques and is overlaying this with knowledge about how to deal with the adverse effects of our toxic environment. She can be found living the dream sailing on her boat, doing isometric barre exercise, cycling, and attending wine tasting events.
Moms in Business
15 Success Stories with Soul
YOU'VE GOT THIS
Motherhood is messy, brilliant, overwhelming... and full of so much love it can stop your heart in its tracks. When you add in a career or business, the juggling act stretches you to new heights. Sometimes it brings you to your knees, but you keep your heart open and you keep going – because you believe in you, and your tribe has your back.
“It takes a village to make life work. These incredibly inspiring, smart and hard-working ‘mompreneurs’ have provided the most heart-warming real-life stories. This book will be a game-changer for your life and business.”
Karlene Karst — Mom of 3, Founder of Sea-licious
“Mom entrepreneurs often feel alone, juggling a dozen balls with one arm while carrying a toddler in the other. Bravo to the women in this book who share their inspiring stories so that others can learn from them.”
Elaine Tan Comeau — 2014 Mompreneur® of the Year
Our authors share the highs and lows of their journeys, and the gems of how they made it all work to survive and thrive. Their stories will make you laugh and cry, and they will inspire you to shine. You are a Woman of Worth and you are absolutely glorious. It’s time to Get WOWed!