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Boston Globe

Creating a different kind of ‘Mommy Track’

As she drove three technology startups to acquisition, Sharon Kan felt judged talking about her struggles as a mother in the workplace.

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Forbes

Helping Other Women Climb The Ladder Of Success

Serial entrepreneur Sharon Kan was fortunate to have the support of numerous mentors and champions that helped her to climb the ladder towards career success.  

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INC

3 Simple Steps for Mothers to Start Micro-businesses

There is real monetary value to the skills that mothers exercise all day long, and we need to retrain our ourselves to think about how to monetize them.

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INC

3 Tips on How to Own Your Parenthood At Work

Sharon Kan, Pepperlane CEO shares how you can change the broken behaviors that lead to 'mom guilt' and bring your whole self to work.

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NECN

Pepperlane: Mothers Building Their Own Businesses

Pepperlane is a startup that helps moms turn their hobbies, ideas and passions into businesses that fit into their own lives. Sharon Kan, Pepperlane CEO and co-founder talks about the concept and how she has created a community of women who help support each other through the process of building a business.

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BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

Gail Goodman signs on as 'business model whisperer' for mom-focused startup.

She's probably one of the only female entrepreneurs that you can point out with such a successful and enormous impact that she made. For us it was really important to bring somebody on her level to help us scale the company.

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BOSTON 25 NEWS

Cambridge start-up helping mothers run their own businesses

Many women struggle with raising kids and finding a satisfying way to make a living, but some local entrepreneurs are offering a way to help mothers strike that balance. They have created a new platform, Pepperlane, which helps mothers start new businesses, often using skills they might take for granted.

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HINGHAM JOURNAL

Growing community of mothers starting businesses in Hingham

I started my business with a need to be part of something more. I love that I can show my girls that if you set your eye on something you can achieve anything.

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DARTMOUTH ALUMNI MAGAZINE

Mothers of Invention

A lot of reasons people don't start a business are just in their heads. We try to make it easy.

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SUDBURY TOWN CRIER

Sudbury moms find new community in starting small businesses

Working flexibility has allowed me to enhance my family’s revenue stream, increase my feelings of life satisfaction while maintaining enough free time to be with my children before and after school.

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BEACON HILL TIMES

Local Mother-Owned Art Tour Business Gets New Parents out of the House During Winter

Parents and babies should feel just as welcome as anyone else in Boston’s world class museums.

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ON THE WINGS OF INSPIRED BUSINESS PODCAST

A Serial Entrepreneur and a Platform To Teach Moms Entrepreneurial Skills

Serial entrepreneur Sharon Kan is on a mission to help moms learn entrepreneurial skills and create lucrative microbusinesses with her new platform, Pepperlane. 

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BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

Progress for women in Boston’s startup community

If women continue to hide the fact that they are mothers, wives or humans interested in things other than the New England Patriots, Kan says the tech industry’s male-dominated culture won’t ever change.

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BOSTON VOYAGER

Meet Sharon Kan of Pepperlane in Cambridge

I’ve learned that it’s OK to create your own rules and do things your way, but it took me some time to realize that.

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ISRAEL 21C

12 Israelis making a mark on Boston's tech scene

Serial entrepreneur Sharon Kan is the CEO of Pepperlane, which offers a web platform for mothers to build businesses that fit their lives and connect with other entrepreneurial moms.

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MODERN HERO TV

Modern Hero: Sharon Kan

She’s a serial entrepreneur who has sold multi-million dollar ideas. Now she’s on a mission to help moms re-enter the workforce on their own terms.

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COLONIAL TIMES MAGAZINE

To Begin, They Began

A start-up conceived in Lexington gently beckons mothers to open their own businesses.

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PATCH.COM

Cambridge Start Up Offers Women an Online Marketplace

Just over a year ago, three area moms got together and created a business with the idea that mothers could turn their ideas, skills, and passions into flexible businesses that fit in their lives.

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BROOKLINE TAB

How Tatte Bakery’s Tzurit Or got her start

Or told Tatte’s life story to a gathering of 100 businesswomen in Lexington on Sept. 7 at the first Pepperlane forum.

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THE LEXINGTON MINUTEMAN

Moms with dreams connect at Lexington business forum

The standing room-only crowd, filling the Lexington Depot, exchanged war stories and business cards, while learning from one another about the rigors of raising children and operating a business.

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SCOUT CAMBRIDGE

Introducing Pepperlane: A Platform for Working Moms, Built by Working Moms

While Pepperlane’s sleek interface could work for just about any small business owner, the focus here is on companies that are run by women with kids.

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BOSTINNO

Meet Pepperlane, an Online Platform Where Moms Buy and Sell From Each Other

Co-founded by three mothers and startup veterans, Pepperlane is an online platform where mothers can both find and offer services by leveraging a network of people who understand what it’s like to wear multiple hats like mom, entrepreneur and small business owner.

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PATCH.COM

Local Startup 'Pepperlane' Monetizes Motherhood Workforce

Your priorities change when you become a mom, but your skills don't. That's the idea behind Pepperlane, a startup from three Massachusetts women in various degrees of motherhood.

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THE LEXINGTON MINUTEMAN

Lexington startup wants to harness power of local moms

The idea, Kan said, is to create a community where mothers offer their services to other mothers looking for those services. This, Kan hopes, will create a whole new sector within the local economy.

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SOMERVILLE JOURNAL

Somerville resident co-founds Pepperlane: A community of mothers for mothers

We had a feeling that there were a lot of women out there that had a lot of creative services to offer, but didn’t have a platform to do so.’

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