2012 Success Driven Woman in Business – Mairo Akposé-Simpson

TheCEOMamma Featured Woman in Business - Mairo Akpose-SimpsonFull Name: Mairo Akposé-Simpson

Company Name: The Working Wife™

Position: Founder

Website/Blog: www.TheWorkingWife.com

Year Founded: 2012


Tell us about yourself and your business: I am a Wife and Mother who happens to work.  I have been married to my husband, Allen, for 12 ½ years.  We have three FANTABULOUS children: Chazz 15 (my step-son); Alana 11; & Alexis 8.  I luv being my husband’s wife and my children’s mother.

The Working Wife™ (TWW) is more of a movement than a business at this point.  I am using my education (B.A. in Psychology; MBA) and my 15+ years as a Human Resources professional to help women become their best ME for WE.  I do this by challenging women to always begin by looking internally when matters arise – good, bad or indifferent – by:

  • Taking responsibility and being accountable for your actions, thoughts & feelings
  • Finding and understanding your truth

What inspired you to start a business? My desire to do God’s will and be the healthiest ME I can be for my husband and children inspired The Working Wife™.  TWW’s mission is Strong, healthy, loving marriages and families…one WIFE at a time!  I want to see more marriages make it to and thru the Golden Years and more children raised in healthy, loving two parent homes.

What is your favorite quote or saying? My 3 favs are:

Psalms 46:10 – Be still and know that I am God.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” ~Maya Angelou

What is one business goal for this year? My main goal is to build my audience for The Working Wife™.  Obviously, it doesn’t matter how awesome your message is if no one is listening.

What would you say contributes to your success? Keeping my priorities straight: God. Spouse. Children. Career. In that order. My husband is an amazing man.  He keeps me accountable even when I don’t want him to.

Wanting to be the best role model for my children.  It is my responsibility to teach my daughters how to be women and to teach my son how a woman should be respected and treated.

What advice would you give an aspiring entrepreneur? Find and understand your truth.  Many times we convince ourselves that other’s dreams for us are our dreams.  Make sure you’re doing what you want to do.

Are there any projects you are currently working on? I’m contributing to a book that a fellow Working Wife is creating.  I’m excited about becoming “published”.  I plan to begin writing my own book in 2013; I won’t rush it.  I owe it to my audience to ensure it’s a book that will help them be their best ME for WE.

How can people connect with you online?


Tamyka Washington is a wife, mother to six, Founder of TheCEOMamma, Online Marketing Consultant and Mentor. She shows aspiring women entrepreneurs how to stand out, grab attention and make an impact online by establishing social influence, developing an unforgettable brand and building a powerful business network.

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