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.

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“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