Delphine Carter knows first-hand the tough task of balancing work with motherhood. As a single mother, Delphine is a crusader for moms everywhere, most evident in her business, Boulo. Through her company, Delphine is exposing an untapped workforce for companies looking to hire while also providing an outlet for mothers yearning to exercise the professional skills they’ve worked so hard to acquire. Boulo identifies and connects companies with qualified talent — talent that comes in the form of strong leadership skills, exceptional organization know-how and unmatched perseverance, all qualities that are hallmarks of a hard-working mom. We’re thrilled to spotlight Delphine as our newest FACE of Birmingham!
What prompted you to create Boulo? Describe the service and what it offers.
We were founded because we realized there are a lot of women in our community who are mothers, and they feel like they have to choose between their career and being involved with their kids. We felt like this should not be the case. So what Boulo does is match these women (mothers who manage to get three kids to eight places — that kind) with businesses that can use their skills. We connect professional women who are looking for part-time contracting positions with companies that need projects accomplished or are looking for specific expertise.
What have the clients been saying about the service?
It’s been so good! We have about 450 women on the platform, and we’ve placed 72 positions in the past year. I speak at different places and tell everyone about what we’re doing, and the very first thing I get is either, “I wish I had that when my kids were young,” or “I need that mom voice in my office. I need that expertise.”