58. Monique Hodgson – on a glittering international career, and her mission to redefine motherhood
Sometimes you meet someone whose energy, creativity, and drive just blows you away, and Monique Hodgson is one of those people. Monique is a Latin American trailblazer, on a mission to redefine motherhood through her company, Mumble Forum. Monique established in 2019 as a platform to unite women through motherhood with the objective of creating social change, collectively and individually. She says that mothers are underestimated, undervalued and under-utilised, and that the world is suffering both metaphorically and economically because of this.
Monique is from Panama, and after moving alone to Milan at the age of 18 to study in the fashion capital of the world, she found herself in London working in the ambassadorial service at the Panamanian embassy. Her work has stretched from fashion, to international politics and commerce to luxury branding and events. We talked a lot in this interview about strong women – being them, raising them and inspiring them, and how Monique’s ambition to change the perception of motherhood drives everything she does at Mumble.
Mumble Forum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mumbleforum/
Monique’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monique_vega/
Listen to ‘Ladies of Mumble’ on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3gN2YcLrO0QgF5hE6aZs5M v
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