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Woman-owned networking company The Founding Moms comes to Fairfax

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Rebecca Spain knows what it’s like to run her own business.

The single mom of three started her journey in Maryland through a personal training business and recently moved to NoVA as a consultant for the local fitness industry. Now, she’s hoping to bring her gathered experience to the table (a roundtable that is), in order to help other local moms in the business sector.

In April, Spain stumbled upon The Founding Moms (TFM), a networking company run by “momprenuer,”  Jill Salzman, that connects local mothers together to offer shared resources in the business world.

Spain related heavily to the group, as the biweekly meetings of local professionals seemed more casual and beneficial to moms in particular, rather than standard networking groups or business luncheons.

“I wanted to connect with others, and it was something that I had in my heart for a while,” says Spain. “So, instead of trying to start something entirely on my own, I partnered with Jill to bring the group to this area.”

TFM’s Fairfax County chapter will officially launch with a kick-off meeting at Eggspectation in Chantilly on Wednesday, June 19. Spain will lead the discussion on business- and mom-related topics, and attendees are encouraged to share stories with one another about their successes and struggles of being working mothers.

“My goal is to connect people and create community,” says Spain. “Connecting people face-to-face is much more powerful [than digitally] and this way we can unite people, bring them together and share resources as a place for overall growth.”

Biweekly meetings will be held on topics ranging from digital marketing to getting past the “idea phase,” every second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Attendees can register for the free kickoff event by RSVPing through The Founding Moms website for the Fairfax chapter, and can also sign up for one of two memberships if interested in continuing participation.

One membership allows access to Salzman’s online webinars on a range of business-focused topics, and another grants access to all upcoming meetings in the Fairfax area, known as “exchanges.”

As for Spain’s hopes for the success of the organization in NoVA, she says, “Local moms need to be in a community to become a strong and supportive community. When we help each other along the journey, how much stronger can we be for each other?”

For more information, visit foundingmoms.com// Eggspectation: 5009 Westone, Chantilly; free

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