Guest blogger Sheri Atwood, founder of SupportPay by Ittavi, the first-ever automated payment platform to help parents who live apart manage child support and share child expenses. Prior to starting SupportPay, Sheri was a successful marketing and product executive with Fortune 500 experiences. Atwood has also been named a “Top 40 Under 40 Executive in Silicon Valley” in 2009 and recently named #5 of Woman Dominating Silicon Valley.
When I left my corporate job to pursue the startup of my dreams, many people thought I was insane. I am a single mother about to put all of my money into a tech startup and enter the elusive “boys club” of Silicon Valley.
My drive centered on two factors: First, to fix the problem with the broken child support payment process and eliminate the financial conflicts between parents so that the focus can return back to the children. This is something over 425 million parents globally struggle with, but no one was doing anything to change the system. Second, I wanted to prove to my daughter that with enough hard work, grit and determination you can do anything you set your mind to, even if the odds are severely against you. (Read More)
See the compete original article at : http://www.thegrindstone.com/2015/11/13/career-management/balance/lessons-learned-from-a-single-mompreneur-the-balancing-act-of-children-and-business/