Creating Mumsnet and Saving Parents’ Lives
Described as one of the world’s most influential women and CEOs, Justine Roberts is at the helm of one of the world’s most talked about forums, Mumsnet.
Loved by many and the cause of many heated discussions, Justine has created a place for open and frank conversations for a wide sector of the public.
As a wife and mother of four, including twins, Justine has had the exact experience of how hard it is to be a working mum.
Recognised for her impact on the economy and ultimately being awarded a CBE in 2017, the Oxford-educated ex-journalist takes time from her busy schedule to discuss all things Mumsnet and Gransnet.
We chat about:
The disastrous holiday that started everything
Growing the Mumsnet community organically, by word-of-mouth
The picture of the first years: a very quiet start (2000) and then a very accelerated growth period from 2006 onwards
Getting sued memorably and other hard moments
Advocating for many good causes via Mumsnet
What a typical day looks like for Justine