Recently, I had a friendly and productive conversation with Nataly Kogan, founder and CEO of http://www.workitmom.com/. An empowering new site and business that Nataly started a few months ago, Work, it Mom! provides a place for many well-known (and soon-to-be-well-known) bloggers to write, share, and interact with other working moms in a vibrant community.
A mutual friend connected us because she thought we'd have a lot to talk about and a business partnership may evolve. She was right. The community, as the URL implies, has been built by and for working moms. Since so many of Tutor.com's customers and tutors are working moms, I figured it was time for a subtle plug.
I learned that Nataly comes from a couple of worlds that are very familiar to me -- we both immigrated to the US from Russia as kids, learning a new culture and language, and adapting well. After a stint at McKinsey, Nataly worked at early stage companies and then spent a few years in the high powered world of venture capital investing, a world I have spent a good amount of time in over the past 10 years. Being on the investor side made her realize how much she enjoyed building a company, and that led to the birth of Work it, Mom! earlier this year.
Check out the site -- there's so much valuable content on a wide range of family and professional issues that all moms and all professionals with families tackle every day. And the writers and contributors are great; many are hand-picked by Nataly and her team because they already have an impressive blogging presence and devoted readership. You can easily become a member and start sharing your thoughts and experiences by writing at http://www.workitmom.com/.
And for more insight into the people behind Tutor.com, take a look at Work it, Mom!'s interview with Joan Rooney, Tutor.com's Vice President of Provider Management. Joan (picture -- top row, 2nd from left) and her team manage over 2,000 Tutor.com tutors, and she shares her thoughts about her job, family life, and the challenges and glory of being a working mom. Interview is at http://www.workitmom.com/interview-512.
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