Vanessa QuigleysqVanessa Quigley: Champion of Work-at-Home Moms
Co-founder, Chatbooker-in-Chief, Chatbooks
Twitter: @vanessaquigley
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-quigley-9b36131a
Website: chatbooks.com


Bio: Co-founder, Series A-funded Chatbooks, former Miss Utah USA, former Entertainment Cast Member, Walt Disney World, Oldest of 12 children, mother of 7.

Innovating in Field of Work:

  • Chatbooks designed to break the digital-only mentality
  • Print from social media and camera roll favorites to create hard copy photo and memory books

Impact:

  • Over 100,000 subscribers, over 1 million books published in first 18 months
  • Raised $6 million in Series A round in early 2016

Role Model:

  • Models innovative on-ramping after extended workforce absence
  • Advocate for the work-at-home mom
  • Customer service dept. employs ‘mom force’ of passionate stay at home moms

Reinvention / Risk / Momentum:

  • Education in music; trained to be an opera singer
  • Launched start-up after staying home to rear 7 childre
  • Grew up the oldest of 12 children on a petting zoo outside of Orlando, FL

“When my youngest child went to school, I realized I had more time for my newest passion—Chatbooks. I know there are a lot of mothers out there like me who still want to maintain their professional passions. That’s why those women were our first choices when we hired our customer service staff.”