Vancouver: Calling All Mompreneurs
It’s a word that’s entered our lexicon, and none too soon. After all, when women are starting up small businesses at twice the rate as men (and one-third of them have kids under 12!), you know it’s not just a passing fad.
Not that that’s news to us at SavvyMom (a mom-run media company). Since we launched almost two years ago, we’ve been constantly impressed by the number of Canadian mompreneurs whose great products and services we’ve enjoyed uncovering and promoting. And today, in celebration of all those moms who dared to dream big, we’re announcing the SavvyMom Mompreneur of the Year Award (with an $18,000 prize no less)!
So we thought it was only fitting that today’s article feature two Vancouver women who are mompreneurs to the max. Melissa Krezanski and Jennifer Bogart launched Goober Baby last July, the same month that both their daughters turned a year old. Now Maya and Emelia are about to turn two, and Goober Baby has grown just as fast as they have.
We fell in love with Goober Baby’s beautifully soft and attractive line of blankets and coordinating diaper change accessories, and we’re not the only ones. The company was recently discovered by Jayneoni, the ‘kiddie swag specialist,’ who invited Melissa and Jennifer to include their products in her gift baskets for Hollywood’s top celebrity moms. So when Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie and Courtney Cox unveil Goober Baby’s tote bag, change mat and baby change purse, they’ll be able to surround their offspring with a slice of stylish Vancouver that’s taken this country by storm.