Founder, Start Up Mum
Michelle is the founder of Start Up Mum.
Before founding Start Up Mum, Michelle worked in the corporate world for over 16 years with organisations such as HP, British Telecom and Fuji Xerox in various marketing and communication roles.
Leaving the safety of her six figure salary to start her own consulting business, Michelle found out that it was difficult to navigate the minefield of starting a business in Australia. She also found out that she wasn’t just giving birth to a business but also a baby was on the way!
After her daughter was born, the solo mum realised there were limited networking opportunities with like-minded women where she could take her daughter along. Many other new mums Michelle spoke to talked about wanting to leave their job and start their own business so they could be at home with their child but didn’t know where to start. Then one morning at 3am, she was feeding her daughter when the concept for Start Up Mum came to her.