Mother-Works has created a platform with a mission to help moms find flexible, remote jobs tailored to their schedule that allows for work/life balance. Our goal is for moms to continue their career goals while also fulfilling their dream to be the best parent they can be.
Recognizing many additional skills moms learn and hone through the motherhood journey, we work to create an experience that enhances her life by giving her easy access to quality, flexible jobs so she doesn’t have to choose work or family.
Phil Gelso started his journey to create Mother-Works, a place for moms to find great remote jobs to fit into their life as a parent, by first becoming Mr. Mom.
Phil, like most men before him, thought that moms worked hard but never really thought about mom careers and what happens after giving birth. That is, until the day he took over being both mom and dad to his two kids.
A light bulb went off after talking with other moms who were struggling with the daily grind of eight-hour days (that were really ten when traveling to and from work) taking sick days off to care for their kids. You see, Phil worked and he had to take care of his sick kids, too. But for Phil, when he had to call in unexpectedly to care for a child or needed to work from home, he was praised for being such a great dad. Phil’s mom friends were not receiving adulation for caring for their children, in fact, they were treated negatively by bosses and co-workers.
After talking with moms about what they were going through, he learned that the choices for even highly educated, experienced and skilled moms were dismal. Once you have a precious baby, you can decide to work to pay your bills and give your baby the best, leaving your newborn in the hands of strangers and feeling inadequate as a mom and in your career. OR, you can choose to stay home with your child but to afford it, you need to cook every meal and cut costs wherever possible making it near impossible to enjoy motherhood completely while missing the work that fulfilled you.
Phil knew there had to be a better answer. After looking at the research showing just how much sense remote work makes for both employer and employee, he created Mother-Works. Designed with moms in mind, the site allows moms to show possible employers the hours that work best for them. New remote jobs are posted every day and promoted on social and in newsletters so you never miss the perfect opportunity.
A few years ago, I took a break from the workforce to raise my son. I was still available for work during certain hours, but they were not often in the traditional 9 to 5 window, and I could not commit to traveling to a specific location.
I was frustrated because I had no way to find employment that fit my life--and employers certainly had no idea where to find me. I was always worried about the growing gap in my resume and being left behind by the rapidly changing workplace.
All that is in the past since I joined Mother-Works. Now I can find out about opportunities that match my skills and education from small, local businesses as well as large companies. Companies are even contacting me! I'm so happy to have the kind of access to employment that I never imagined possible. You can bet I have told everyone I know about Mother-Works!