Fri, 05/03/2010 - 14:26 — Kate Horstead
A recent survey by BT Tradespace found that 15 per cent of women have started up their own businesses since having children, while one in ten mums aspire to become entrepreneurs. As with all new trends, this has led to the coining of a term to describe a woman in this situation – the ‘mumpreneur’. How do you feel about this? Is it reassuring to know that you are part of a group with a name tag, or just plain patronising? Do you like the word ‘mumpreneur’ or is it just indescribably grating? Does it make you feel like you are part of an exciting new subculture, or would you rather be left to go it alone without being burdened with a tag?