Our Community


We Are Business Owning Mothers

A Community
That Cares, has
Ambition and
Makes A Difference
Business Owner Mums are an important part of the Australian Community.

There are over 345,000 business owning mums in Australia - thats 1/6 of all Small Businesses!

But it's tough to succeed at launching, growing and staying in business. It can be isolating, and it involves considerable risk when venturing and raising a family.

Our Community is your safe space to grow your business amongst other business mums who get you.

Our Community By The Numbers

32%
Started their business while on parental leave

9%
Started their business while pregnant

52%
Started in a completely new field

27%
have been in business before

28%
Were Born Overseas

84%
have no staff


Our Community Has Achieved Amazing Results

Meet Lija Wilson - Founder of Puffling


A passionate diversity advocate, mum of two boys, and alumni of the Mums & Co Be MPowered pitch ready program and 2019 pitch competition winner, Lija is the founder behind Puffling, a sophisticated talent matching platform improving Australia’s gender diversity in the biggest companies at the highest levels.

“Without Mums & Co, I wouldn’t have been able to bring forward my platform development and build by six months, fast tracking the close on the gender pay gap.”


Puffling was created as a result of her personal experience.  As someone who had spent 15 years building a career she loved before having kids, she simply wasn’t able to return to the same opportunities or level of seniority or salary on a part-time basis.

Lija continues to give back in support of the community by speaking at events, and contributing to the Mums & Co community.

Meet some of our members
Jen Richards
I’m a writer and mum of three. I have over 20 years experience as word-wrangler in a variety of different contexts. And I love food!
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Mary-Jane Devine
I’m the daughter of Italian immigrants who settled in Wangaratta in the 50s and had a range of farming businesses. With a feminist Italian mother I was told I could do anything I wanted with a good education and hard work. After uni, I moved to Sydney and fell into destination marketing and sales. When I met my now husband, I moved back to Melbourne and started Fusion in 2003 with my previous employer as my first client.
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Saffron Meade
I'm 42, a creative person all my life, a great friend to have as I'll embrace the day! A mum of two and the wife of a Star Wars addict. Movies, coffee and wine is life.
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Ashlee Laura
I'm Ashlee, the founder and director of multi award-winning luxury day spa, Eden Spa. With a degree in business majoring in Marketing, I am now lucky enough to inspire others. I'm a business coach to women in service-based businesses, helping them to grow and flourish.
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Kylie Boreham
I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur, girl boss and rebel at heart. I have just launched 'Bham', a biz that combines so many things that I’m passionate about: ethical fashion, the environment, positive mindset, women’s rights and supporting female survivors of violence.
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Natasha Lunn
I am a multi-passionate Osteopath, Lactation Consultant, Coach, Educator and Best Selling Author. I like to live life outside of the box and approach business the same way!
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Mandy Hall
Mother of Mason. Partner of Ty. New small business owner. Reformed big business marketer. Career highlight: growing and evolving two talking Russian meerkats (Compare the Market brand) to become as loved as the M&M characters. Avid (former) GoT fan. Soul destroying perfectionist.
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Lindy Andrews
Mum to Jack (24), partner of Craig. We recently moved from Manly in Sydney, to Miami on the Gold Coast. A quieter Manly! Currently in business start-up mode after spending two years in R&D. Global tourism specialist.
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Thea Chadban-Smith
Wife, mama, Jesus lover and business builder. I’m a mama who has had post-natal depression twice (after my two babies) and has come out of the other side with more joy, resilience and self-confidence. Oh, and as a side note, I really enjoy being an accountant (which confuses some people).
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Meet some of our members
Jen Richards
I’m a writer and mum of three. I have over 20 years experience as word-wrangler in a variety of different contexts. And I love food!
Read their story
Mary-Jane Devine
I’m the daughter of Italian immigrants who settled in Wangaratta in the 50s and had a range of farming businesses. With a feminist Italian mother I was told I could do anything I wanted with a good education and hard work. After uni, I moved to Sydney and fell into destination marketing and sales. When I met my now husband, I moved back to Melbourne and started Fusion in 2003 with my previous employer as my first client.
Read their story
Saffron Meade
I'm 42, a creative person all my life, a great friend to have as I'll embrace the day! A mum of two and the wife of a Star Wars addict. Movies, coffee and wine is life.
Read their story
Ashlee Laura
I'm Ashlee, the founder and director of multi award-winning luxury day spa, Eden Spa. With a degree in business majoring in Marketing, I am now lucky enough to inspire others. I'm a business coach to women in service-based businesses, helping them to grow and flourish.
Read their story
Kylie Boreham
I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur, girl boss and rebel at heart. I have just launched 'Bham', a biz that combines so many things that I’m passionate about: ethical fashion, the environment, positive mindset, women’s rights and supporting female survivors of violence.
Read their story
Natasha Lunn
I am a multi-passionate Osteopath, Lactation Consultant, Coach, Educator and Best Selling Author. I like to live life outside of the box and approach business the same way!
Read their story
Meet some of our members
Jen Richards
I’m a writer and mum of three. I have over 20 years experience as word-wrangler in a variety of different contexts. And I love food!
Read their story
Mary-Jane Devine
I’m the daughter of Italian immigrants who settled in Wangaratta in the 50s and had a range of farming businesses. With a feminist Italian mother I was told I could do anything I wanted with a good education and hard work. After uni, I moved to Sydney and fell into destination marketing and sales. When I met my now husband, I moved back to Melbourne and started Fusion in 2003 with my previous employer as my first client.
Read their story
Saffron Meade
I'm 42, a creative person all my life, a great friend to have as I'll embrace the day! A mum of two and the wife of a Star Wars addict. Movies, coffee and wine is life.
Read their story
Meet some
of our
members
Kiah Worling
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Jenny Atkinson
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Mandy Hall
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Nam Jayasinghe
Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).
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Aivee Robinson
Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).
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Events & Meet ups
Whether you’re a team of one or a team of 20, attending our carefully curated events and meet ups means that you’ll connect with some of the most talented women in business today. You’ll get to pick their ears on some of the trickiest questions, find business solutions you didn’t even know you needed while networking with incredible like-minded women who are eager to help, listen and learn from you too. 
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Become an
ambassador
Do you see yourself as a great leader with clear vision, ready to help other women discover their potential?
No matter what stage you’re at in your business, there are plenty of women who will learn from your trials and tribulations. Keen on sharing your experiences? Becoming a Mums & Co ambassador could be a great next step for you. 
Being an ambassador is the perfect platform for your business, propelling your brand as a leader in your industry who are willing to guide start-ups, established and rejuvenating existing women-led businesses. Afterall, women are stronger together. 
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