Moms Making Six Figures
In December 2009, Heidi Bartolotta teamed up with two other women to found Moms Making Six Figures. She and the company have continued to build supportive connections between women ever since. “We all have really different backgrounds, but we all really wanted to have flexibility around our kids because we all have young children,” Heidi said of the group, noting that members come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. “We really didn’t know when we started the company that we would be as successful as we are today. We just had an idea that there would be a lot of other women who were like us.”
When Heidi founded the business, she had two young daughters under the age of five. She had worked for 12 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative, but she knew there had to be a way to support her family without working late and traveling away from her daughters. “The corporate environment just isn’t very accommodating to moms,” said Heidi. “They say that they are, but when push comes to shove, they’re not.”
She found her new path with Moms Making Six Figures. “There are so many moms like me,” said Heidi. “Most of us need a dual income, especially in California. But when you’re a mom, you have kids, and you have all the responsibilities and activities that children have, it’s difficult trying to figure out a way to have a career and balance everything.”
Moms Making Six Figures represents a U.S.-based manufacturer. The marketing company is based in San Diego, but a number of the nearly 90 moms live in Orange County, the Bay Area, Nevada, Arizona, Chicago, and New York. Wherever they live, they’re able to replace or supplement their income while staying at home on their own schedules. About half of the members work at least 25 hours a week. Rather than a background in marketing, members need to be self-motivated to work hard and write their own success stories.
Heidi invites interested women to reach out through www.momsmakingsixfigures.com. “Take the time to learn about us,” she said. “It might be the best thing in the world for you.”