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Tanya Candy & Caroline Desmarais

Female Founder Spotlight: Tanya Candy & Caroline Desmarais

7 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

IWD Inspirational Founders Tanya Candy & Caroline Desmarais
IWD Inspirational Founders Tanya Candy & Caroline Desmarais

Tanya Candy and Caroline Desmarais are a dynamic duo. They are both mothers, business women, philanthropists and the co-founders of Mothersphere Limited. They both overcame adversity at the start of their motherhood journeys which in turn led them to mentor and coach other mothers. After joining forces to organise a successful International Women’s Day Event, in aid of Bliss Charity and the UN Women campaign#genderequality, they founded Mothersphere.  This is a global motherhood platform which empowers mothers to prioritise their wellbeing and thrive in all aspects of their lives. it connects mothers to a social network, experts, organisations, services and events in order to support them throughout their motherhood journey. The Mothersphere community is inclusive, diverse and is creating social change with its combined online audience of four million women. Alongside building this platform Tanya and Caroline are co-authoring a book in partnership with UN Women UK.

IWD Inspirational Founders Tanya Candy & Caroline Desmarais
IWD Inspirational Founders Tanya Candy & Caroline Desmarais

What would you love to share to encourage other women to start their own business?

The world needs more women in business. Starting your own company will be one of the most empowering, exciting and rewarding endeavours that you will undertake. It will bring you purpose, confidence, balance and allow you to continuously learn. Seek out the right team and execute on your vision. Take a leap of faith and believe that it will work out. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right”. You will never regret giving it a shot. 

What are your top 5 tips for entrepreneurial success?

  1. Believe in yourself. 
  2. Have a solid business plan. 
  3. Be fuelled by passion and purpose.
  4. Seek out mentors.
  5. Build a dream team that shares your vision. 

Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?

  1. Jacinda Arden
  2. Whitney Wolfe Herd
  3. Maya Angelou
  4. Malala Yousafzai
  5. Oprah Winfrey

What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”

– Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook)

Website & Socials


Instagram: @mothersphere_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mothersphere

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mothersphere