DullesMoms Interviews Co-Owner Sheila MurphyMay 28th, 2012
An Interview with Sheila Murphy of Flexforce Professionals
Women face unique challenges in the workforce when they become a mother to their first or to their third child. Whether you work full- or part-time, or stay home with your children — we can all anticipate the bumps in the road of juggling a current or future job, a family, a home and more. Luckily, us moms have Sheila Murphy, mom of 3, who not only knows all about those challenges first-hand — but co-created Flexforce Professionals whose target audience is stay-at-home moms looking to re-enter the workforce and current full-time working moms who want to work part-time.
Sheila, mom to 12-year-old Patrick, 10-year-old Kevin, and 7-year-old Maeve has participated in a wide-range of working scenarios. She worked full-time with her first, then 30-hours a week with her second and then to better support her family and husband’s career, stayed home with her third. After being home full-time for 2 years with 3 children Sheila suddenly became a widow. Within a few years of this unexpected change in her and her children’s lives, Sheila, one of three partners, all mothers and experienced business women, co-created Flexforce Professionals.
Sheila, who admits to a type-A personality (join the club!), wanted to create a business where she could work part-time. Understanding the needs of other mothers, she was able to partner with 2 amazing women — Ellen Grealish and Gwenn Rosener to create a staffing company who understands the need for and value of part-time professional employment. Per Flexforce Professional “over 62% of working mothers feel part-time is the ideal work situation for their families and them, yet only 25% have part-time jobs.” They believe this imbalance is largely due to lack of part-time opportunity in the business world. Flexforce is working to reduce this gap by finding and filling more quality part-time positions in the workplace. The economy enthusiastically agrees — Flexforce experienced 400% (!!) growth in revenues in 2011!
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