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Episode 050 – Allison Robinson, Founder & CEO, The Mom Project

In this episode, we have the honor of featuring Allison Robinson, the esteemed Founder and CEO of The Mom Project. From her experience at Procter & Gamble, Allison discovered a profound passion for empowering mothers. Get inspired as Allison unveils the origins of The Mom Project, a venture dedicated to supporting and providing opportunities for mothers and their families.

00:00 – Intro 
00:45 – Introducing Allison 
00:58 – Allison background and early influences 
02:56 – First real job (Hostess) 
04:42 – First corporate job (Proctor and Gamble Sales) 
09:03 – The start of The Mom Project 
16:07 – The purpose and mission of The Mom Project 
19:34 – Business side of The Mom Project 
22:52 – Message from sponsor, Shure 
23:22 – Company family leave policies 
28:50 – Negative corporate culture on family leave 
33:20 – Role Models, Serena Williams 
34:38 –#1 thing learned in fundraising 
39:39 – Women in the workforce post-Covid 
42:40 – The gig economy and the importance of The Mom Project and the difference between the two 
45:47 – Benefits of The Mom Project 
46:38 – The Mom Project in the next year, the next 5 years 
48:32 – Rapid fire questions 
50:09 – Outro 

Episode Link: The Mom Project

Host: Margaret Mueller, President & CEO, The Executives’ Club of Chicago
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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