NY Women Make Their Own Opportunity As Mompreneurs


Here’s what’s happening Today in the 914, according to Westchester Woman:?NY Women Make Their Own Opportunity As Mompreneurs; YWCA Fall Symposium; MORE.

1.) When opportunity doesn’t come a knocking, New York women like Barbara Lerche, Karen Esposito and Lee Gordon make their own opportunity.

“Doors are not flying open when you’re in your 50s,” Lerche told lohud.com.

Lerche had been a stay-at-home mother raising her kids and was ready to hop back into the workforce, so she?opened up her own bakery The Shameless Baker in New City to sell own confections that her family and friends loved. Here’s her story:


According to lohud, women make up 40 percent of new business owners and many women aged 55 to 64 are starting new endeavors. Learn more about how Lerche, Esposito and Gordon’s did their thing below in lohud.

Their kids grown, moms launch businesses

With several hundred pounds of chocolate, a pinch of luck and a generous amount of planning, Barbara Lerche is hoping it’ll be a sweet transition into life as an empty nester. After many years as a stay-at-home mother of three, the West Nyack resident recently launched ” The Shameless Baker,” a business venture inspired by her family.


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2.) The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is on a mission!?Join them for their annual fall symposium on Oct. 25 and find out how you can help empower women and eliminate racism below or at?ywcawpcw.org.

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3.) Today’s headlines:

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Westchester, Rockland water groups get $60K grant

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