The GajGal Entrepreneur Zone...

is an expanding collection of resources for mothers hoping to start their own businesses. Besides useful articles, guidance and information links for “Momtrepreneurs” we believe strongly in the concept of Working mothers helping working mothers succeed.

The GajGal Entrepreneur zone aims to provide an expanding support structure for “Momtrepreneurs” as well as provide access to a skills pool of other mothers that wish to work through the GajGal Employer profile

Running your own Business

Microloans help female entrepreneurs
Too often Mom-trepreneurs are coming up against banks that will not provide critical financing  to help grow successful businesses due to a range of objections from lack of experience to insufficient business history or balance sheet details. Accion is a nonprofit microlending organi...

Death of Wall Street pioneer Muriel Siebert
Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, earning her the title of "First Lady of Wall Street," passed away on Saturday in New York City. She was 80. Called "Mickie" by her friends, Siebert arrived in New York in 1954 with no college degree and only $500 in her...

Code First Girls - aims to get more female entrepreneurs
Women are conspicuously absent from tech entrepreneurship. Yet recent studies suggest that tech is exactly where talented, ambitious women should be. Code First: Girls  is the coding education arm of Entrepreneur First in the UK, which launched earlier this week of  is an attempt to r...

Flexible Work Makes Good Business Sense
Many employers know that it makes good business sense to provide flexible working opportunities for their staff. These employers know flexible working arrangements enable them to retain skilled staff and reduce recruitment costs, to raise staff morale, decrease absenteeism and react to changing mark...

Work Flexibility - Tips for Managers
When considering a request for work flexibility, ask yourself the following questions to make sure you have thought about every aspect of the proposal. Just because something has previously ‘not been the norm’, it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t or couldn’t work now and in the...

Starting your own Business

Yellowberry - One smart Teen is changing the bra industry for young girls
When Megan Grassell an 18-year-old high school senior from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, took her kid sister Mary Margaret, then 13, shopping for her first bra she writes,  “It was an awkward moment for her, but a chance for me to show off my sisterly knowledge,” “I couldn’t b...

Lexsine Mitchell building her work from home business with Arise Virtual Solutions
Back in 2004, Lexsine Mitchell, a single mom of two daughters living in Boynton Beach, South Florida was attending college for a paralegal degree and rarely spending anytime with her daughters. Having previously worked at a bank as a part-time collection rep and full time in customer service at a la...

Project Dignity - Stopping girls from missing out on a quarter of their school careers
Two years ago, when Sue Barnes’ daughter came home from school with a note asking for donations of sanitary pads, she made a shocking discovery. “Every month seven million South African schoolgirls between the ages of 10 and 19 are missing a week of school because they are menstruating a...

Scholarships for Women in the Trades
You may have seen The Dwyer Group CEO and Chairwoman Dina Dwyer-Owens on the CBS show Undercover Boss recently.  The company focused on the household repair industry, envisions a world where more women are utilizing their talents and abilities making a living in the trades. In order to encour...

Crowdfunding - A Game Changer for Women Entrepreneurs
According to a Department of Commerce survey of women-owned companies across the U.S. Women-owned firms start and grow businesses with substantially less outside financing and the average women-owned business has 25% lower revenue than the typical male-owned firm in the same industry. People tend t...

Working from Home

BlogHer – More than just Mommy Bloggers
This year’s BlogHer conventions drew more than 5,000 women (and some men) to the New York Hilton to be courted by 130 sponsors, plus President Barack Obama. The live video broadcast in which Obama opened the official conference was a nod of respect to the influence and the legitimacy of the w...

Productivity at the Office
Despite all the theories about cubical layouts, co-working areas and added technology the office has become probably the least productive place to get your work done. Traditional management want to see bodies in seats actively “working” in the office to give them a level of comfort that ...

Avoiding work from home scams
The rule as with many other areas of life is if it sounds too good it probably is. As it goes – nothing comes without hard work.  If you are going to build a sustainable work from home business you will need to do some real work.  This may mean smaller income initially but this is o...

What's it like working from home
What’s it like to work from home?DISTRACTING!  For 2 years I worked from home part time for Marketing Company – when people asked me what work I did I told them I worked part time out of the home – the response was always the same: 1.  “How lucky! You can put a lo...

THE REALITY OF WORKING FROM HOME
If you think telecommuting just means sleeping late, shuffling to your home office in fluffy slippers, and figuring out your schedule over coffee and a box of doughnuts, you might have the wrong idea about working from home.  True, such personal freedom is one of the perks of working from home,...

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What we offer

GajGal is an expanding community of mothers helping mothers. Our motto “Get a Job | Get a Life” is based on the belief that for mothers wanting to get back into the workforce, finding a job with “the right level” of flexibility, empowers working mothers to live life on their own terms and better control their own destiny.
GajGal aims to address this “new reality” through four core components:

  • 1. Job Search and Matching tools to streamline finding the perfect fit for flexible work arrangements.
  • 2. Access to Benefits that in the traditional work environment have been provided by full time employers. GajGal helps to provide a critical mass of members to ensure access to a range of benefits options that we are continually working to expand and improve on.
  • 3. Working Mother Community to provide access to news, blogs and articles of interest and importance to working mothers and a social networking community that working mothers can interact with and draw on for support.
  • 4. The Entrepreneur Zone is for mothers aiming to start their own business and expand on the concepts of working mothers helping working mothers succeed.

Success stories

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Shayne Duke
“Using your Benefits link made it easy to select from a wide range of health insurance offerings and narrow down the various plans available that best fit my needs. Being able to make a side by side comparison of the details further helped me make an informed decision on a plan with great rates. The application is swift and uncomplicated”

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Amy Rogers
“ WOW this is a fantastic idea aimed at a true need. I have had a hard time preparing to go back to work after staying home with my two kids for the past 4 years. I am so excited to start adding my requirements and get started on the search. The Latest News and Benefits are an excellent idea. I would come here to read this even if I wasn't looking for a job right now”