We had the good fortune of connecting with Misha’el Elie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Misha’el, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting in production I got married and had my first child. While pregnant I noticed that mothers did not have a voice at all. I was pregnant and a friend of mine was also pregnant. We both worked on the same show. We had no breakdown of our rights or future employment guarantee when or if we were to return. Looking at the entertainment industry, the hours, the firings while pregnant are all things that moms needed to be protected from. Adjustments were needed and I wanted to be the one to help feel the void in something that was not considered.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Moms In The Industry and The Industry Moms Club are two separate entities that support one another. Moms In The Industry has always been the catch-all for anything that moms in the freelance and entertainment industry may need. The Industry Moms Club is a membership club that gives perks including mentoring by other moms who are successful in the field of your dreams and discounts on your favorite local coffee shop. It is our goal to help these moms and families any way we can. Changing laws, giving gift baskets for new additions to their families, providing webinars, and informational podcasts are just a few things that we wish to contribute. We have also started a youtube series so that moms can see success stories from their field. I have learned that building something is hard work and sometimes you may want to give up but what helps me proceed is the fact that I know if I keep going I will be able to help others and that this is my contribution.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Palm Springs Sequoia National Forest The Beach… Any Cali Beach but my fav so far is Malibu and Topanga Canyon Vivians Millenium Cafe Rhodini Park EAT in NoHo are all awesome places to eat even under COVID
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out a few people. Veronica Campbell and Boudoir by Veronica her talks, motivation, and dedication to seeing other women succeed is unparalleled, She goes out of her way to make sure that your mind is on the right track to success and that you feel beautiful doing it. She just doesn’t talk her talk she walks the walk so that you can see her words in action. Ronjini Joshua will see a need and help you the best she can. She is an inspiration and another person that is for helping other moms. She runs several companies. one, in particular, is her PR firm Silver Telegram. Lastly, Toya Via of Via Paper Boutique also an inspiration has found a way to fulfill her clients’ request in the wake of COVID. Now people can celebrate beautifully with her help.
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