About

Here I am with my first team member

Here I am with my first team member

This blog is a blow-by-blow into the life and business of a mom/ entrepreneur /b-school prof/ Harvard MBA working part-time.  Can a mom working part-time build a million-dollar business? She’s done it once before (but…full-time!). Follow Hot Mommas Project founder Kathy Korman Frey as she shares what works, what doesn’t, and what she’s learning along the way. Great for entrepreneurs and business junkies who have a heart as well as a brain.

The Hot Mommas Project Soundbyte:

The Hot Mommas Project chronicles the best practices of women who have achieved success in multiple facets of their life and career. We are an entrepreneurial venture housed at the George Washington University School of Business.

From the Author:

My name is Kathy Korman Frey.  I am a sleep deprived mother of two and have a career in business education.  I say I work part time, but my brain hasn’t quite gotten the message.  I founded the The Hot Mommas® Project in 1998.  We’re the world’s largest women’s case study library. Said another way, “You know the great stories of the women in your life? We collect those and make them teachable.”  Our case studies have been published in Prentice Hall texbooks, and we’ve been in the press and won awards and stuff.  Other accomplishments: I’ve seen about 18 episodes of Spongebob Square Pants this past week.  This blog follows some of my thoughts and ramblings as I “think big” about this venture. This is the stuff they didn’t teach me in business school and I’ve had to figure out for myself.

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Get involved with the Hot Mommas Project: Nominate someone

Know a dynamic woman over the age of 18? Nominate her to be a role model and tell her story at www.HotMommasProject.org. Emailsupport@hotmommasproject.org with your nomination.

If you want to be a sponsor, email us.

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Want to read more? Here you go….

More…About the Hot Mommas® Project.

Don’t be fooled by the name: That is to reach through the noise of today’s social media and grab the attention of students. We mean business, and we have the results, supporters, and accolades to prove it. The Hot Mommas Project is an award-winning women’s leadership program housed at the George Washington University School of Business. The research initiative started to fill what I and others in the women’s leadership education community saw as a gap in the system: Scalable access to role models, particularly female ones. Thus, our mission is to increase self-efficacy of women and girls across the globe through exposure to role models.  To accomplish our mission, we built the world’s largest women’s case study library to produce not just vignettes, but credible academic tools that can be utilized in a classroom environment.

This is how it works: Women come online to http://www.HotMommasProject.org, tell their story using our case study wizard, and serve as online/on paper role models by writing their case.  From the time the writer clicks “publish,” the case will become part of a library available online for free. Our project takes the case studies a step further by allowing readers to interact with the role model/case protagonist via social media avenues such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Next steps: While The Hot Mommas Project has been in existence since 2002, the case competition launched in October and the response has been phenomenal. In the future, we would like to produce case studies (e.g. video) featuring multi-ethnic, multi-generational case protagonists.

Results: In addition to personally influencing girls and women, our cases are featured in one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurship textbooks, have won a 2006 Coleman Foundation National Case Award, and increase retention of key classroom concepts by 33% in test groups.

Links:

See our “normal” blog

Main Hot Mommas Project site

Nominate someone (yourself included!) Nominations are taken all year, with cases due by January 31.

Hot Mommas Project Fan Page

Find Kathy on Twitter or Facebook

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25 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Kathy – thanks to Guy K’s twitter I found you and this amazing project. Love it and hope to find a way to get more involved. I do a lot of work with the Women’s Funding Network – an incredible organization which focuses on women funding projects for women. Hope to connect soon.

  2. Do you have a section that discusses technology for women? I know that most women once they know of the Macs capability that they prefer it to Windows.

    Go Girls!!!

    • Kevin,
      This is the first time I’m using a “reply to comment” function. Sniff. So proud. Anyway – no, we do not have a section that discusses technology for women. Unless you’re referring to SPANX, which, I personally view as a type of technology for women.

  3. Uh, no on the SPANX, but more in line with IT or computer technology.

    Keep being proud, it’s always a learning experience. 🙂

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