MomFair 2016 Is Coming January 31st: Helping Moms Get Back To Work

One thing I have noticed over the last few years is that moms of my children’s classmates have been getting jobs working at school, as instructional aides, special ed aides, office staff, etc. It’s a pretty good on-ramp to going back to work, with matching hours to their kids’ school day, and days off during the year.

If you don’t have a clear path to re-join your earlier career or if you are mom looking for something different when you go back to work, you might get a lot of help and direction from MomFair. It’s a day long expo and conference for women looking to re-launch their careers, featuring over 50 speakers, career counselors, recruiters, mentors, a job fair and much more.

MOMFAIR LIVE! banner-ad-300x300 (1)
“Most moms we know who leave work to stay home do not want to stop working, but they’re facing demands by employers which force them to make a choice between office hours and their children’s needs,” says MomFair co-founder Laura Gerson. “Moms shouldn’t have to choose between their careers and their family. We’re proving every day that with more flexible options, we really can have it all!”


Co-founder Galite Shafer says after having three children, she couldn’t return to a structured corporate environment. “I merged my marketing background with my entrepreneurial spirit, and now with MomFair we’re showing other moms how to find their own path back to a meaningful career that makes sense with their roles as mothers.”

Some interesting facts they put together:

  1. As the primary decision makers in the household, moms influence $2.4T annually in spending decisions, according to Response Media. As part of this key demographic, these women are uniquely in tune with their target sales audience.
  2. 9M Millenial Moms (ages 24-45) in the US and 90% of the 5M new moms within the last year are highly connected with three or more social media accounts communicating an average of 17 hours a week.
  3. 55 % of career oriented stay at home moms would prefer to work
  4. The number of SAHM’s who don’t work outside the home continues to increase because they can’t find work, 29% in 2012 vs. 23% in ’99 (Pew Research Center)

Just because you’ve been working as a mother for a while doesn’t mean you shouldn’t feel confident building on your skills. MomFair is a great place to boost that confidence and get some more information!

Visit Real Moms of SFV for a chance to win a free ticket!

MomFair Live!
January 31, 2016
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
UCLA Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tickets and Information CLICK HERE

Update: The MomFair – a Job Fair For Moms MARCH 12 at The Play Destination

The date has changed for this event!

momfair event photo presents The MomFair – a job fair for moms who are looking to go back to work or to work part-time. The evening will feature presentations by a career coach and a few success stories, and a work-from-home marketplace with businesses that value families and support moms making money and building careers while also caring for their families. Winnie and Kat, founded by Agoura Hills’ own Diane Prince, will be there!

The MomFair is a recurring mini job fair that happens each month at different locations around LA. Lucky for us, it’s coming to Agoura Hills at The Play Destination – by day an indoor playground and meeting place for parents of little ones, and by night (sometimes) a social gathering place for grownups! Their recent Paint Night (also hosted by MomAngeles with JensList and The Pump Station) was a lot of fun!

I have a special place in my heart for The Play Destination not only because my kids used to love playing there before they got too big, but also because they host a diaper donation bin for Help a Mother Out. Every time it fills up with packs of disposable diapers, I arrange for them to picked up, or I drive them myself, to a homeless shelter in Glendale. So if you have some hanging around bring them with you to The MomFair! The babies will thank you.

Tickets are only $25 and you can get $10 off if you have a MomAngeles Perks card.

The MomFair
Thursday, March 12, 6-9PM
The Play Destination
28501 Canwood Street
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Purchase tickets here

*Yes that’s me in the crowd photo looking very gleeful at the inaugural MomFair event in 2013!

MomFair: For Moms Returning To Work

MomFair is an event that helps and promotes moms who want to return to work, jumpstart their careers, or start an at-home business. MomFair’s founder, Laura Nix Gerson, will moderate this panel discussion at the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club event following a job fair and network breakfast.

MomFair at Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
PPWC Clubhouse, 901 Haverford Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
PPWAC Members – $15.00
Non Members – $25.00
See the MomFair website for more information