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Beautiful Florence conjures images of rolling Tuscan hills and magnificent renaissance architecture. Home of artists, history and delicious food, the capital of Tuscany has been an economic, political and artistic hub for centuries. The city is popular with visitors year round, but remains wonderfully liveable with a fantastic close knit community of residents.

 

Florence’s streets are awash with spectacularly preserved historical buildings but the city’s best days are far from behind it. Local and expat residents alike are looking to the future, with a rapidly evolving start up scene and local business communities. An increasing number of successful mum entrepreneurs are setting up innovative and creative businesses throughout Tuscany, with many business opportunities for mums in Florence and a growing network of support groups and organisations for busy mothers in the region.

 

Women’s International Network was founded in 1991 as a social and professional organisation for English speaking women living in Tuscany This is a fantastic network for expat women entrepreneurs and women in business in Florence to meet and share experiences and business ideas for women and mums.

Expat Women in Florence is another local group for English speaking women of all nations to network and support one another and share their experiences of living in Florence and wider Tuscany.

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The YES Woman (formerly the Young Anglo Women’s Network, or YAWN) is a group for English-speaking women from all over the world to meet in an encouraging, empowering environment. This self appointed “tribe” of passionate, driven women hosts monthly aperitivos and is a fantastic support network.

 

Creative People in Florence is a vibrant international community of artists, designers, artisans, and creative thinkers based in Tuscany. The group was founded by two female artists to foster collaboration and promote members’ projects and the contemporary arts in Florence. They host a variety of cultural events such as studio visits with artists, group shows, and networking opportunities for the city’s passionate creatives.

 

Sit ‘N’ Breakfast is a charming bookshop, cafe and coworking space with a beautiful sunny garden terrace. A relaxed, friendly meeting and working space for writers, journalists and other freelancers, perfect for busy mums in Florence with home and online based businesses. Impact Hub Florence is a coworking space, innovation laboratory and business accelerator located in Rifredi. Their flexible workstations are popular with freelancers, digital nomads and ambitious women entrepreneurs in Florence with extraordinary projects, connecting in a productive, welcoming environment. Smart Hub  is another state-of-the-art shared workspace in the heart of Florence for a dynamic community of self-employed workers.

At MumAbroad.com, we strive to support female entrepreneurs in Florence and Tuscany. We encourage our online community to reach out if you require any of the services or products listed below. Equally, if you would like us to feature your business below, do please let us know at info@mumabroad.com

Entrepreneur Mums in Tuscany & Umbria

Celia Pronto – Love Home Swap

Celia Pronto – Love Home Swap

Célia Pronto is the Managing Director of Love Home Swap, a home exchange site in Europe and the rest of the world. Having joined the company in January 2020, she is a passionate advocate of the home swapping experience. ...
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Dominika Miernik – DM Coaching

Dominika Miernik – DM Coaching

After a decade of living, studying and working internationally, in Rome, Milan, Manchester and London Dominika decided to reorganise her life to make work fit into her life instead of the other way around. Dominika decided to build on her many ...
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Senida Kiehl – Excellence in Expat Education

Senida Kiehl – Excellence in Expat Education

Senida Kiehl is an educational consultant and the founder of Excellence in Expat Education. Her work in education has taken her to many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Senida holds an MA in Educational ...
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Eily Hsu – WonderBubz

Eily Hsu – WonderBubz

After spending 20 years building a successful career in the fast moving consumer goods industry, having her own children led to a decision to change direction and start up her own business. The inspiration for WonderBubz came from spending lots of ...
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Justine Bancroft – Online Pilates

Justine Bancroft – Online Pilates

Justine has been practicing Pilates for over 10 years and currently runs a range of online classes for different abilities from her home studio. Pilates helps strengthen, lengthen and tone your muscles and helps with a multitude of joint injuries ...
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Penny Sanderson – Still life and property illustrations

Penny Sanderson – Still life and property illustrations

After her degree, Penny continued her art training at London’s City Lit and the Society of Botanical Artists. She specialises in painting botanical pieces, landscapes and house portraits. “I enjoy the discipline and detail of the botanical work, ...
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Nasia Burnet – Sukhi

Nasia Burnet – Sukhi

In 2014 Nasia and her husband co-founded Sukhi, selling hand made rugs direct from the makers. They started off in Nepal selling handmade felt ball rugs and are able provide global exposure to these skilful and talented artisans at an affordable ...
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Emmy Yoshida – International Babysitters

Emmy Yoshida – International Babysitters

Emmy founded a professional babysitting agency based in Florence. They specialise in providing English speaking and multilingual babysitters and holiday nannies for tourists visiting Florence and Tuscany and for the diverse expat community. They ...
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Birgitte Brøndsted Photography

Birgitte Brøndsted Photography

Birgitte, a Danish photographer based in Florence creates honest lifestyle portraits of children and families. Her portraits are simple, natural and real. Through storytelling she capture emotions, life and happiness. “I love working with ...
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Emilia Mugnai – Family Nation

Emilia Mugnai – Family Nation

Emilia and Aidan are a husband and wife, Mother and Father team who own Family Nation, an online boutique dedicated to serving international families from their base in Florence. After working for 10 years with the United Nations, encountering a ...
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