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The Power of Community

The Power of Community
20 July 2020
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." – Coretta Scott King (American author, activist, civil rights leader)

At Mums & Co we pride ourselves on being a strong community which provides support to the business owning mums of Australia. We have always been here for our Members first but there is another key element to Mums & Co, our ‘Co’. The extended community of experts, partners, family and friends who support the business owning mums every day. 

Recent times have been tough for small business owners, with COVID-19 impacting on almost every aspect of how we live and work. One of the unexpected outcomes of this challenge has been the positive way in which communities have come together. The generosity of spirit from individuals and organisations alike has been second to none.

We wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate our ‘Co’ that came together to support the business owning women of Australia during these tough times.

The Mums & CoVID19 Taskforce

In March we reached out to our business community, our ‘Co’, and they rallied together spectacularly to set up the Mums & CoVID19 Taskforce - most whilst running their own business’ from home!

The Mums & CoVID19 Taskforce aimed to provide immediate support to the 345,000 business owning mums across Australia. The Taskforce created a series of webinars, complimentary access to Mums & Co benefits for 3 months, access to one-on-one online sessions with business leader experts and anytime 24/7, anywhere support via an AI driven chatbot.

Taskforce Highlights 

The Expert Webinars

From April to June the Taskforce hosted 22 webinars with over 400 participants joining in live. These webinars covered stimulating business topics to help our members navigate through the impact of COVID-19. You can watch recordings of each fascinating webinar or read the summary articles to get an idea of what was covered. Each one of our Taskforce Experts not only provided valuable insights in the webinars, but also offered 1:1 Expert advice sessions pro-bono to Mums & Co Members. 

Legal & HR
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Expert Legal Insights with Jacqui Barrett Partner, Hall & Wilcox. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

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Workplace Law and Remote Working Obligations Natasha Hawker, Managing Director, Employee Matters. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

Finance & Insurance

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Unpacking the Government Stimulus Package Davie Mach Founder & Director, Box Advisory Services. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

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Tips from a virtual CFO with James Malcolm Director, CFOs On Demand. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

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Insurance Considerations In A Pandemic, Andy Doran & Shaun Standfield. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

Wellbeing

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Mental Health with Beyond Blue, with Michael O’Hanlon, Workplace mental health advisor, Beyond Blue. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now. 

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Championing Literacy & a Love of Learning Jenny Atkinson Founder & CEO, Littlescribe watch the webinar now. 

Managing expectations with Stephanie Wicker Campbell and Emmy Smatani watch the webinar now. 

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Remote Working with Kids with Jo Palmer & Emmy Samtani. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now. 

Sales & Marketing

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Nurturing You and Your Customers Through Crisis, with Aoife O’Connell (Yarnli AI) and Paris Cutler (Blue Sky 77). Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

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Customer Relationship Management with Salesforce, Daniel von Drehnen Solution Engineer, Salesforce. Watch the webinar now.

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How to build your brand and your business during a crisis, Sarah Nelson Founder & Director, Sarah Nelson Advisory. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

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Customer Experience and Voice Jamie Scott Enterprise Account Executive, Qualtrics. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.

Technology

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Staying ahead with Technology Angela Kim Women in AI Education Ambassador. Read the summary article about this webinar here or watch the webinar now.  

The Chatbot


With the help of our Taskforce members Aoife O’Connell from Yarnli AI and AI Ambassador for Australia, Angela Kim, Mums & Co launched its first AI driven chatbot to provide support to the business owning mums of Australia 24/7. Mums & Co speedily created the chatbot in just over two weeks as a response to knowing that business owning mums need and want to access information at all hours of the day and night, but can’t always get the help they need in the moment.

The Mums & Co Chatbot engaged with over 560 business mums at all times of the day and night within a month of launching. 

Need to access business resources fast? Check out the Chatbot here.

 

It’s amazing to see what we can achieve as a community when faced with adversity. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Mums & Co-VID19 Taskforce, by generously coming together and donating your time and expertise you have assisted the business owning mums of Australia during this tumultuous time. Here’s to more community collaborations in the future!



Recommended Reading: How Women In Business Are Innovating During A Crisis 
Recommended Reading: Sharing the load at home
Recommended Reading: The Australian Mums In Business Report


We’re here to support you and we’re stronger together. Join the Mums & Co Tribe here and get your business exposure in our Member Directory. Join us here.



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