Boss Mom Crew Founder and director Danielle Melton is a mom on a mission – not only to expand her own opportunities, but to help other mothers of all walks of life unite in a business community. To date, Boss Mom Crew has amassed almost 8,000 members.
“I founded Boss Mom Crew as a community for working moms because it’s hard out there, and one in every three business is owned by a mom,” says Melton. “As an African American woman, I want to support and uplift working moms from all over the world, [from different] backgrounds and ethnicities. Though we are all different, the one thing that is the same being a working mom is we’re all searching for connection, understanding and sisterhood. BMC is where women can be their authentic selves while we support and encourage each other.”
Melton became a foster parent in 2016.
“It was a big shift, and easy to get lonely and disconnected as my friend circle got smaller due to different paths,” she says. “I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I decided to make it, starting small on Instagram. I quickly saw that a working mom community was needed.”
Members tools at BMC include a directory, master classes in entrepreneurship, networking in person and online, and monthly interviews and seminars on growth, childhood nutrition, work/life balance, productivity and more.
“Our members are diverse, from an anesthesiologist to a BRAVO network personality to teachers, fashion designers – just all kinds of moms from all over the United States and the world, with members in India, Canada, Australia and Europe,” says Melton. “We’re doing our part to create unity in a time of political and racial divide. This movement has been featured on Yahoo, FOX TV, and many panels and stages. I get to share my journey as a school principal, married for a decade and adopting into motherhood. I wanted community and support for myself, so I am giving out was I was needing.”