Business secrets spilled at working mums’ networking event

Mum to Millionaire at Barking Enterprise Centre. Picture: Alex Shaw

Mum to Millionaire at Barking Enterprise Centre. Picture: Alex Shaw - Credit: Alex Shaw

Mothers heard business tips and tricks from working women at the Mum to Millionaire Meet Up.

About two dozen guests attended the event in Barking Enterprise Centre, Wakering Road.

Speakers included Cllr Saima Ashraf, who talked about her path from single mum of three to deputy leader of Barking and Dagenham Council.

Organisers said the bimonthly sessions are “a positive and uplifting networking and support group”.

Photographer and mother-of-three Emma Page, 36, joined the meetings to meet like-minded mums interested in business.

“The speakers are always really inspirational,” she said.

Mum-of-two Jaclyn Dunne, 40, meanwhile, left a well-paid accountancy job to become a hypnotherapist and health coach.

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She said members encouraged each other to follow their dreams, adding: “To be able to give people that strength – that push – it’s great.”