About Jill Salzman
Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the the world’s first and only global collective of offline masterminds and online resources for mom entrepreneurs.
A graduate of Brown University and law school after that, she started Paperwork Media, a music management firm and her first entrepreneurial venture. (Her parents still wonder why she opted for the music business over the seductive and alluring career of a bankruptcy attorney.) She went on to create The Bumble Brand LLC to sell Bumble Bells, audible anklewear for the newest of human beings (she sold it in 2011.) Having built two successful companies, she launched The Founding Moms to connect mom entrepreneurs around the globe with one another and help them get down to business.
A sought-after speaker, Jill has been featured in national media outlets including the New York Times, CNN’s Headline News, People Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Daily Candy Kids, Business Matters, WGN TV and WAHM Talk Radio. Her TED talk, Why Moms Make The Best Entrepreneurs, received rave reviews. She was named one of the Top 50 Women To Watch In Tech and a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer. Forbes called The Founding Moms one of the Top 10 Websites for Women Entrepreneurs, CNNMoney calls Jill a “Mommy Mogul,” and she was dubbed a “ Cool Mom Entrepreneur We Love” by MSN Live. She released her first book, Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, in 2012 through Piggott Press, and The Best Business Book In The World* (*according to my mom) in 2018. She co-hosts Forbes’ top-rated entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business and she’s launched a Tip Top Tips video series for entrepreneurs.
In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, traveling to small towns, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
About The Founding Moms
The Founding Moms® is a global collective of offline masterminds and online resources where mom entrepreneurs can exchange, connect and learn from one another. We’re sassy, savvy businessfolk who want to skip the networking luncheons and boring business card swaps for educational and supportive roundtables. We provide the most comprehensive online and offline resources for mom entrepreneurs who want a deep dive into marketing, branding, and sales so that they can build better businesses.
Why are we growing so fast? Because we rock.
Incredible women living right in your backyard meet up to swap start-up stories, interact with renowned business experts, and build personal and professional connections within the ever-growing network of mom-owned businesses. In 2013, Forbes named us one of the Top 10 Websites for Women Entrepreneurs and then one of the Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs in 2015! Today, we’re 12,000+ mom entrepreneurs and counting.
Unlike many formal, stiff and expensive networking groups for entrepreneurs, we’re comprised of real women making a difference and having fun doing it. We dress casually. We talk about opportunities to help our business grow. We share tips, we listen to expert advice and we come back for more. We create relationships, promote deeper connections and engage in ways distinct from the daily online blur. None of us have any idea what we’re doing but we’re doing it anyway.