10 Mom Entrepreneurs Who Are Successful With a Work-Life Balance

Bridget Reed
Thu Oct 28, 2021

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There are many things you’ll want to consider when starting up a new business as a busy mom, like finding balance, taking time, and learning how to clock out at the end of the day. On days when it feels overwhelming, it’s important to consider who your role models are. Taking a look at all the ways that successful mom entrepreneurs are balancing work and life can help us cultivate motivation and inspiration from the top lady bosses. 

PixieLane is a company built by moms looking to protect and care for their families while still following their professional goals. In addition to carrying a wide collection of products that you and your children are sure to love, we’re also sharing our experiences and tips for managing your business and family responsibilities from the very first step.

That includes sharing some of our favorite mom entrepreneur role models that can inspire and motivate.

10. Jenny Fleiss, Rent the Runway

Jenny Fleiss is one of the founders of Rent the Runway, a company that rents out high-fashion pieces for special occasions, so women can find pieces they love at affordable prices. She has spoken on topics including entrepreneurship, female leadership, and trends in retail and online marketing.

9. Serena Williams

Serena Williams is best known for dominating on the tennis court, winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles, and holding the highest number of Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

But she’s also a proud mom, as well. Her social media and website showcase adventures with her daughter, in addition to her professional success, making her one of the greatest athletic and professional role models of the day.

8. Joanna McFarland, HopSkipDrive

HopSkipDrive is a company dedicated to children and families, and as a mother to two young boys, Joanna McFarland is perfectly poised to share her professional and personal successes with the world.

The company is designed to provide safe and reliable transportation for all children, giving parents peace of mind and a sense of security and ensuring that students get the education they deserve.

7. Sara Blakely, Spanx

Spanx is a staple of many women’s wardrobes, and they’re designed to help provide confidence and a sense of pride when we pick out our next outfit.

We have Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx and mother to four, to thank for that. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine in 2012 and has spoken on business and lifestyle topics.

6. Nikki Reed, BaYou With Love

BaYou With Love is a Company that perfectly balances sustainability, art, and beauty, and it was founded by the actress and environmentalist Nikki Reed. She emphasizes the use of recycled products and conscious sourcing and works with local artists to share beautiful new pieces with the world. Her pieces are a wonderful way to bring people back to the importance of sustainable thinking and living.

5. Reese Witherspoon, Hello Sunshine

Who doesn’t love Elle Woods? In addition to her amazing performance as the Harvard Law Student who wears pink and wins cases—as well as her many other wonderful roles—Reese Witherspoon also runs the company Hello Sunshine, which is dedicated to sharing women’s stories, on television, in film, and in books. She brings other women up with her success every day — all while raising three children

4. Michelle Delaney, PixieLane Consultant

Michelle Delany is a PixieLane consultant and mother of three great girls. She’s based in North Carolina and is dedicated to bringing cute and comfortable clothing to moms and kids alike. She loves making it easy to take weekend adventures with friends and loved ones, sharing cute new outfits for tweens, and providing lounge clothes that the whole family is sure to love.

3. Kristen Uppal, PixieLane

Kristen Uppal is a PixieLane founder who blends her background in women’s studies, experience in fashion, and dedication to her community at work every day. She’s based out of Los Angeles, where she lives with her family, including two great kids.

By running the Sales & Acquisitions and Social Media facets of the PixieLane company, she works to empower and inspire women from across the country.

2. Lori Price, PixieLane

Lori Price has 25 years of experience in fashion, and at PixieLane, she’s using that experience to give back to her community and to provide moms and families with opportunities to succeed every day.

She’s dedicated to empowering women through business and entrepreneurship and to providing entrepreneurial support to those around her. At PixieLane, Lori Price oversees the Design and Production piece of the company from Los Angeles, where she lives with her family.

1. Danit Benito, PixieLane

Danit Benito takes her experience as a mom and educator to her role as one of the founding members of PixieLane. She’s all about the big picture and really loves creating a community for women to start businesses and find opportunities to move forward with their professional goals as the leaders she knows they can be.

Danit has three children and works in Customer Success and Planning at PixieLane.

Moms: Ultimate Role Models

When we need the motivation to continue on our journey, it’s important to think about who our role models might be. While there are many different professionals and business experts to consider, turning to the moms making it work can inspire and motivate us to follow our own path, and to find the right work-life balance for our needs, just as they have.

From fashion to sports to environmental efforts, there are amazing women working in many fields who have set the stage for all those creative, savvy, and capable businesswomen and mothers to follow. In fact, many of these working moms are shown to inspire their own children, research says.

And many of them are right here at PixieLane. Learn how you can join a growing community of entrepreneurs and professional moms through our consultancy program and begin meeting your work and personal goals today. 



Serena Williams on Motherhood, Marriage, and Making Her Comeback | Vogue

Reese Witherspoon Talks to InStyle About Being a Working Mom | Time

How working mothers inspire their children | The Lily

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