Cassandra Bailey, CEO of Slice Communications, is one of the millions of entrepreneurs in the world who are also mothers. Additionally, Bailey is the author of a new series of children’s books about women just like her. The “My Mom Is…” book series offers moms from all industries a child-friendly way to discuss why they work, what they love about your jobs, and why it matters. Octane recently got the chance to talk with Bailey about the inspiration for her book series and her experience as an entrepreneur.
Can you share what inspired you to launch this book series?
Back in August, I was visiting with my college roommate. She has 8-year-old twin girls. She was talking about how they asked why she works. She explained that she had to make money for food, clothes and all the fun things they like to do. Then one of her mentors suggested she tell her girls what she does at work and why she is fulfilled by it.
I have a daughter who is 19 months old. She was actually playing with the twins as we had this conversation. I was thinking about what to get her for Christmas, since she has basically everything she needs already. She loves to read, and we do that together a lot. So I decided to write a book just for her. I found an illustrator, and suddenly had a book.
From there, I decided to write one for my cousin who is a nonprofit executive director and her daughter, who is 3. And then one for my sister-in-law, who is a lawyer, and her three children.