What Do ‘Mompreneurs’ Prefer to Be Called?

Today, we’re diving into a topic that hits close to home for many of us: What do ‘mompreneurs’ prefer to be called? Let’s explore why some women prefer different titles and how these titles reflect their unique journeys and goals. So, grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and let’s chat!

Understanding ‘Mompreneurs’

The term ‘mompreneur’ is a mix of ‘mom’ and ‘entrepreneur.’ It’s catchy and easy to remember, but does it really capture the essence of what we do? For some, it’s a badge of honor. For others, it feels like a label that doesn’t quite fit. I remember when I first started my business while juggling motherhood. Someone called me a ‘mompreneur,’ and I felt a twinge of pride, but also a hint of something else – like it didn’t fully encapsulate my professional ambitions.

Why Titles Matter

Titles are more than just words; they shape how we see ourselves and how others see us. For many women, being a mom and an entrepreneur are both huge parts of their identity. But we also want to be recognized as leaders, innovators, and professionals. Choosing the right title can help us own our story and showcase our success.

Preferred Titles for ‘Mompreneurs’

So, what are some of the titles that resonate more with ambitious women like us? Here are a few that many prefer:

  1. Ambitious Women: This title focuses on our drive and goals, without emphasizing our role as parents. It’s about celebrating our professional aspirations and achievements. I remember talking to Sarah, an incredible business owner and mom of three, who said, “When someone calls me an ambitious woman, it makes me feel seen for my hard work and determination.”
  2. CEO Moms: Combining the role of a mom with a leadership position in business, this title is powerful. It shows we’re in charge both at home and at work. Jessica, a dear friend and a successful business owner, once told me, “Being a CEO mom is about leading my business and my family with strength and love.”
  3. Female Founders: Highlighting that we started our own businesses, this title focuses on our entrepreneurial success. It doesn’t bring our parental status into the mix, which can be refreshing. I recall a conversation with Amanda, who founded her company from scratch. She said, “Being called a female founder acknowledges my hard work and the risks I took to build my business.”
  4. Business Owners: Straightforward and professional, this title shows we run our businesses just like any other entrepreneur. It’s simple and clear. Laura, a client and fellow business owner, once shared, “I prefer business owner because it puts my work on the same level as any other entrepreneur, regardless of gender or parental status.”

Why Some Women Don’t Like ‘Mompreneur’

The term ‘mompreneur’ can feel limiting to some of us. Here’s why:

  1. It Can Feel Diminishing: Adding ‘mom’ to ‘entrepreneur’ can make our businesses seem less serious or professional. We want to be seen as entrepreneurs first and foremost. I’ve felt this myself when people seemed surprised that a ‘mompreneur’ could be running a thriving business.
  2. It Combines Personal and Professional Roles: While being a mom is a big part of our lives, it’s not the only part. Mixing personal and professional roles in a title can feel like it diminishes our business achievements.
  3. It’s Not Inclusive: Not all women who are mothers and entrepreneurs feel that the term fits them. It doesn’t account for the diversity of our experiences and goals. I’ve had countless conversations with women who feel that their business identities are overshadowed by their roles as mothers.

Finding the Right Title for You

Choosing the right title is a personal decision. It’s about finding a word that resonates with your identity and your journey. Here are some tips to help you choose:

  1. Reflect on Your Goals: Think about what you want to achieve in your business. Choose a title that reflects those goals. Remember when Sarah decided to embrace the title ‘Ambitious Woman’? It aligned perfectly with her vision for her business and personal growth.
  2. Consider Your Audience: Think about how you want to be seen by your clients, partners, and peers. Choose a title that communicates your professional identity clearly. Jessica, for instance, found that ‘CEO Mom’ resonated well with her network, emphasizing her leadership in both realms.
  3. Embrace Your Identity: Don’t be afraid to choose a title that feels right to you, even if it’s different from what others use. Your title should make you feel empowered and proud of your journey. Amanda embraced ‘Female Founder’ because it captured her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication.

In the end, the best title is the one that feels right for you. Whether you prefer to be called an ambitious woman, CEO mom, female founder, or business owner, what matters most is that you own your success and your journey. Titles are powerful, but your achievements and goals are even more important.

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Nicole Turner

I'm a small town girl, podcaster, multiple-hat wearer, and wildly imperfect wife + mama. I have an obsession with helping ambitious women pursue their dreams while prioritizing their values + wellbeing. I'm dedicated to helping you cut the overwhelm, get unstuck, grow your confidence, ignite your results, and transform your life + your business... starting right now. Around here you'll find tips and tools to do just that.

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