School principal during the day and working mom advocate at night, Danielle Melton is providing a solution for deep personal connection for working mothers in Tulsa, OK. As a wife, school administrator, and mompreneur she values the importance of community and connection. At the beginning of her parenting journey, Danielle felt that deep personal connection with other working mothers was missing in her community. Inspired to make a change and connect working mothers, Danielle created Boss Mom Crew.
Boss Mom Crew came into existence in February 2020 for the local mompreneur! It provides members with genuine community support that allows them to be their authentic selves without fear of judgement. BMC (Boss Mom Crew) reimagines how career driven women thrive in motherhood. Scrolling through the BMC Instagram you will find pictures of moms balancing the life of a mother and quite a few inspirational videos from Danielle. Danielle provides daily inspiration of self-worth and self-care to nearly 10,000 women.
Being raised by dreamers, one who actualized the dream while the other put it on hold for family, taught Danielle the importance of balance. Inspired to pursue life, Danielle actualized being a mom, chasing her dreams, and leading a business. She is hopeful that other working mothers can find community connection with this space and “boss up” in motherhood and their careers with her crew.
Tell Us A Little About Yourself:
My name is Danielle Melton, Founder of Boss Mom Crew. I am a wife, mother, and school administrator living in Tulsa, OK. I entered into motherhood in a non-traditional way, by way of foster care. My husband and I have been fostering children since 2016 and adopted our sweet daughter, Kennedy, in 2018.
At the beginning of our parenting journey, I felt overwhelmed trying to balance it all. I realized I was missing something important in my life—connection and community. I needed to fill that void with people who could understand me and my journey as a working mother, but I didn’t feel that I could genuinely connect with the community and be my authentic self without the fear of judgment. In February 2020 I created Boss Mom Crew to solve a deep personal need to feel connected to the working mom community.
How did you get to where you are today?
The Boss Mom Crew community is the reason we are here today. Early on, I realized that for Boss Mom Crew to thrive, I needed to ask the community what they wanted. This shift has done wonders!
By involving the community, BMC has expanded into something extraordinary. The community has helped us to create a membership club that focuses on the mompreneur. We provide them monthly tools, masterclasses, and networking opportunities to support the growth of their businesses. The business directory on our website showcases mom-owned businesses so that we can shop and support them all in one place. And we have a community blog that is open to the BMC community for those who want to write articles and become “published writers” while sharing their expertise and journey to the world.
What do you think has helped you the most with your success?
I think my current success has a lot to do with me realizing that I needed more for myself—I needed community and connection. This realization made me want to share this message with other women. Creating this space and community helps others realize that we mothers are not alone!
Within this year, I’ve had the privilege of providing daily inspiration of self-worth and self-care to nearly 10,000 women. I’ve featured working mothers and celebrated their successes as well as graced stages and panels to share my expertise. This is only the beginning of this amazing journey!
What has been the biggest challenge you have overcome in order to achieve your goals?
I had to learn to get out of my own way. My vision for Boss Mom Crew began in 2019. My launch occurred many months later because I wanted everything to be perfect. I had to figure out that if I continued to strive for perfection before launching, I’d never launch. I learned to embrace my imperfect beginning and continue to perfect my craft along the way.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the many mothers we have inspired all across the world. I’ve gotten messages from India, Canada, Germany, Britain, all over the US. It’s women reaching out to me to say, “Thank you so much for creating this! I didn’t realize how much I needed this space,” that warms my heart.
I know that we are truly making a difference in the lives of so many women across the world. Women are joining and finding out that the community they were searching for is here at BMC.
What are three pieces of advice you could give to our readers?
Get out of your own way. Many times, the only thing standing in between you and greatness is you, so tell self-doubt and the fear of failure to step aside so you can continue on your journey.
Be your own cheerleader. You will be the only one to believe in you, and you need to be okay with that. Yes, it’s nice to have people cheering you on, but don’t let this be what keeps you going or stops you. Just continue to move forward and try not to worry about if others are rooting for you; root for yourself.
Write it down, even if it doesn’t make sense. If you are full of ideas, don’t let those ideas disappear. Instead, write it ALL down. Whether it’s a huge idea, or something small, keep a note of it all. Once you have everything written down, you can then piece it together to figure out if you want to move forward with the idea now or later. You can see if it fits in today’s plans or for your 5-year plan. Trust me, doing this is not only therapeutic but it gives you the ability to see how creative you are!
You inspire us, but what/who are YOU inspired by?
I would have to say my mother, but in a different way than you would expect. I was raised in a two-parent home, and I am the oldest of four siblings. My father was always a goal-getter—going for his dream, getting those degrees, and walking in his purpose. I SAW my father chasing his dreams while I HEARD my mom talk about the dream. Ultimately, she placed her dreams on hold and never pursued them once she got married and had children. Seeing this made me want the opposite. It made me want to pursue this life where I could be a mom, chase my dreams, and lead businesses!
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Our Shop Mom Members Club, which focuses on mompreneurs, will be opening to accept new members very soon! If you want to be part of our Members Club, please joining our VIP list on our website at bossmomcrew.com/join