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Boss Mom

Share the life lessons your Mom taught you, and how their influence shaped your life.

Supported By The Female Quotient

Prizes

First place:
$2,500
Second place:
$1,000
Third place:
$500

Status

Completed

Timeline

Submissions opened

May 07, 2021

Submissions closed

Jun 02, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Jun 15, 2021

Prizes

First place:
$2,500
Second place:
$1,000
Third place:
$500

Status

Completed

Timeline

Submissions opened

May 07, 2021

Submissions closed

Jun 02, 2021 3:59 AM CUT

Results

Jun 15, 2021

About this challenge

Moms work hard around the clock. From the early stages of our lives to the most significant moments, and the most difficult ones alike, moms show up at every level. Somehow they manage to accomplish this while working to provide, or working to keep the house together, therefore making them the strongest woman on our team!

Whether natural or chosen, there’s a powerful mother behind all of us. For this Challenge, we want you to honor some of the mothers, grandmothers, and all the extended mothers in-between who have left their mark on you. Enter the Boss Mom Challenge and share the most significant lessons they've taught you, and how their influence shaped your life! In what ways are you thankful for them? What advice do you hold dear and carry with you today because of them? Whether they’re responsible for shaping your career choices, or your moral values, share a story celebrating and honoring your #BossMom.

We’ve partnered with the Female Quotient for this Challenge because they firmly believe in empowering and uplifting women by offering them visibility across all walks of life. We encourage you to include images, videos, and other keepsakes that bond you and the special leading lady in your life. ❤️

Judges

Brooke Ellis is a transformational marketing executive, with expertise in diverse market share growth and brand awareness. Currently, Brooke serves as Vice President of WW (formerly Weight Watchers). Brooke’s commitment to excellence expands beyond the workplace and is driven by her life mission to advance the voices and images portrayed of marginalized youth.

Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, is an internationally renowned thought leader, movement maker, and champion of equality. Zalis works with Fortune 500 companies and impact organizations to advance equality in the workplace, authors a Forbes column that provides virtual mentorship for women in middle management, and is a proud mentor to women around the world.

How to enter

For your story to be eligible, it must be between 600 and 5,000 words and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Stories published on Vocal and entered into the contest up until June 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST will be entered for consideration. Official Rules for the Challenge can be found here.

The Boss Mom Challenge is exclusive to Vocal+ members. To learn more and upgrade to Vocal+ visit https://vocal.media/vocal-plus.

To be eligible to win the grand prize, second place, or third place prizes, you must be over the age of 13 and residing in a country where Stripe is available at the time of entry. A complete list of countries where Stripe is available can be found here—winners will need to have a Stripe account created and connected in order to receive the prizes. For this reason, entrants located outside of any of these countries will not be eligible to win.

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