Latika Wadhwa

Giving Them A Second Chance

A social entrepreneur by profession, writer by heart and a traveller by soul, 27 year old Latika Wadhwa is an inspiration for all those women who give up their career post marriage and motherhood.

A post graduate in English and Communication Studies, Latika employed her communication skills into building a community “Mompreneur Circle” for married women and mothers on Facebook. She is helping married women and mothers restart their career through starting their business or entering into the job market again.

Mompreneur Circle is India’s most engaging community for mothers and married women who are hailing from different parts of the country. The story behind starting Mompreneur Circle takes Latika back to her childhood when her mother gave up her lucrative career of teaching in order to raise both Latika and her brother. As a small child she didn’t realize how hard it is for a woman to make a comeback as there is no proper platform to support and guide her to make a restart then.

As time passed, Latika grew up and started her first venture which is an online media portal that covers stories related to social causes, social issues and change makers. She got appreciated for her work in the social field by all the major newspaper publications like Times of India, Hindustan Times, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, The Asian Age, Femina, DNA, Financial Express etc. Recently she has been awarded as Social Achiever’s Award 2017.

At the professional front though Latika was achieving everything but at the personal front as soon as she got engaged there is always a fear that keeps lurking in her mind that what will happen to her career once she will get married? Will she also have to compromise on her career like some of her age women do?

Realizing that how difficult it is for a woman to make a comeback in her career once she gets married or becomes a mother, Latika shared the thought with her husband (then fiancée) who too is an entrepreneur. He supported and motivated her to start something for those women who happened to be well experienced but have given up their career post motherhood and marriage. This led to the birth of ‘Mompreneur Circle’ which within a year has become a strong online community of more than 12,000 women who are married and mothers. Latika is building a strong ecosystem for these mompreneurs in the community wherein everyday is divided for something fruitful and motivating. At Mompreneur Circle, expert sessions are organized every week in the form of facebook live sessions wherein experts are invited across the industry verticals to mentor, inspire, and build skills of the women in the community.

To facilitate the women who are running small home based businesses and in order to help them upscale their business to the next level, weekends are kept for promotions of products and services. An online flea market is organized every weekend. Apart from it the community members participate in various celebrations, giveaways and contests that Latika arranges from time to time to make the community members happy and enthusiastic.

Latika has also started India’s first online Business Directory exclusively for the members of the Mompreneur Circle community - who are married women and mothers - only to help them make their business get a Digital presence in order to generate more leads. She is also the co-founder of a digital marketing firm which she is successfully handling with her husband.

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