JOIN US FOR A LIVE (FREE) JAM SESSION with 85 Broads Member Allison O’Kelly (HBS ’99)Mom Corps is a highly successful staffing firm pairing professionals seeking flexibility with corporations see...
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDTGlobal- You can join from anywhere
Greenwich, CT 06830
JOIN US FOR A LIVE (FREE) JAM SESSION
with 85 Broads Member Allison O’Kelly (HBS ’99)
Mom Corps is a highly successful staffing firm pairing professionals seeking flexibility with corporations seeking top-tier, experienced talent “on demand.” Members of 85 Broads have the unique opportunity to join the “Mom Corps revolution” – become a Mom Corps franchisee and start your own at-home, flexible staffing and recruiting business! 85 Broads member Allison O’Kelly will lead a Jam Session about MomCorps and share how members can start a franchise.
Allison O’Kelly, founder and CEO of Mom Corps, graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia, passed the CPA exam on the first try, and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. When she went to work for global professional services network KPMG, she was quickly assigned her location’s largest client. Later, O’Kelly took a position with Toys “R” Us and was placed on a fast-track management program.
Then she had children.
Just as O’Kelly always strived to be successful professionally, she held the same standards for herself as a mother. Unfortunately, in the corporate world, she was unable to find a balance between career and family. She opted to start her own practice, serving small businesses with strategic planning, accounting, and tax services.
O’Kelly soon hired five other women, all with families, to help serve her client base. “Over time I saw many women, mothers just like me, who wanted to stay in the workforce but didn’t know how to find opportunities which would allow them to preserve symmetry in their lives,” O’Kelly said. “Because of this obstacle, many mothers leave the workforce altogether. At the same time, I noticed corporations were struggling to find high-caliber employees.”
Her observations led O’Kelly to a distinctive calling. While she wanted to create meaningful opportunities for a much larger community of professionals raising families, she also wanted to continue serving clients with excellence—yet fundamentally change the way companies fill their intermittent staffing needs. This is how Mom Corps was born. Featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, CNN Radio, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine among others, Mom Corps now counts over 40,000+ candidates in its database and hundreds of companies in its clientele, including many Fortune 500 firms. Founded in 2005, Mom Corps launched its franchise arm in 2009 and currently has ten franchises in operation.
Join Allison as she talks about Mom Corps, how to start a franchise, and how to balance work and motherhood!
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