For Women’s History Month I will be sharing the stories that define and provide examples of women empowerment, uplifting stories of personal triumph and businesses that are inspiring and are making a difference for women. Women’s History Month is a declared month each year that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
I want to introduce you to Courtney “Coco” Lewis-Mathis.
Courtney is a Mother, Wife, Publicist, Podcaster and Mom Blogger. Founder of COCO PR and MOMTITASK PODCAST she enjoys storytelling for entrepreneurs, artists and mother momtitasking entrepreneurship and motherhood.
Here is HERstory:
I’ve been a publicist for celebrities, politicians, activists, influencers and many more. I’ve been in PR for 10 years and I enjoy connecting brands to their target audience. My passion project Momtitask Podcast introduced me to the world of podcasting and blogging. I’m a wife and mother to two toddlers I love working from home and connecting with other mom bosses from around the world.
Her businesses are Coco PR and Momtitask.
What does women empowerment mean to you?
Women Empowerment means collaboration I believe we are stronger together than a part and sisterhood in the motherhood community is everything. That’s what Momtitask is all about creating a community for women sharing similar experiences and connecting with one another.
What advice or words of inspiration would you like to share with someone?
My advice would simply be go for it! if you dream it you can do it!
What do you want your legacy to be?
I’ll like my legacy to be a community (Momtitask) where mothers from around the world and their children can connect and share resources with one another. Something my children can be proud of and pass down to their children.
What inspires you?
My children inspires me and our experiences help inspire a lot of the content I create.
What kind of impact do you want to have on those around you?
I’ll like to have a positive impact on other moms and make them feel comfortable to be themselves.
What does self care mean to you?
Self care means doing whatever you please that you want to do it!
What obstacles have you overcome or hurdles did you personally face and how did you overcome them?
I overcame postpartum depression. To be honest it’s something you truly never full get over in my opinion and I faced it head on by practicing what I preach. I had to give myself the same energy I would give my kids.
When did you realize entrepreneurship was right for you?
I knew entrepreneurship was for me what I stopped forcing trying to go the traditional route and actually apply everything I would do for other people’s company and created my own.
Why did you choose entrepreneurship?
I always say entrepreneurship chose me because I tried working for other brands and it just wasn’t working out for me. I started doing what came so natural to me and made my own lane for creatives.
What would you say is your most driving motivation to keep doing what you to do?
My motivation is definitely my family they’re my biggest supporters.
What are you most excited or passionate about? (In both business and life or both)
I’m most passionate about Momtitask Podcast because it’s a collaboration of both my personal and professional life. It’s so much in store for the podcast and I look forward to see how it grows.
What are the goals you most want to accomplish in your business and personally?
My biggest goal for 2021 is to gain national press for Momtitask Podcast. I’ll like to change the narrative for my mom bloggers and show them black moms blog and podcast too. We are pretty hustlers and mom bosses too. I live eat and breath momtitask I’ll like to show the world what we’re about.
Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe in and what you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell me about them.
My mentor Shenelle Freeman and now my podcast partner influenced me personally and in business. She’s the master of balancing marriage and entrepreneurship. We like to show a healthy balance with self care, family and work life and not sacrifice one for the other.
Did you have any life-changing experiences that put you on the path that led you to be doing what you’re doing today? Tell me about them.
A life changing experience that influenced the path I’m on today is study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina where I saw different cultures and was inspired by the women there who hustled with their kids beside them on the bus, in the markets and building brands are the type of women who aspire me to be a mom boss.
What’s next for you in your business/brand? What can readers look forward to from you?