Spirit of Resilience

Mamma Mercato’s Wonder Women

Aired: January 7, 2021 (UTC)


Akiko loves being a mom. But she wanted do something with her life beyond just caring for her kids. With her family’s support, she launched a home-based baking business and then her own organization, Mamma Mercato. The non-profit helps moms like her pursue their dreams, unleash their creativity, and open businesses. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, these resilient women were able to switch gears, find new ways to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and share them with the broader community.


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