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Heather Mosley | SBJ

2023 40 Under 40: Christina Ford

Rebound Foundation Inc. and Kids Inn Child Care Center LLC

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Christina Ford knows what it means to fill a need.

She’s the founder of Rebound Foundation, a nonprofit that provides transitional homes for women and children survivors of domestic violence, and Kids Inn Child Care Center, a business designed to add flexible child care options in the area.

Through both organizations, Ford is working to fill needed services, whether that’s providing a safe and reliable place to stay or giving working parents peace of mind.

“I have shown leadership and proven what planning, assistance, dedication and a desire to increase the quality of life for those around you can accomplish,” says Ford, 36.

Her proudest accomplishment, she says, is opening Kids Inn and becoming certified as a minority-owned and women-owned business enterprise.

“I continue to find joy in many stories, the mom that was able to return to work or the family that had a sitter cancel and now has a resource,” Ford says of her business.

What about your job would shock people? My child care center is quieter than my home!

Best productivity hack? Compartmentalization with my schedule. Designating set days in the week for certain tasks and responsibilities.

Your professional aha moment? Hiring a virtual assistant. Shout out to Denae’s Virtual Desk!

What historical figure do you identify with most? Coretta Scott King.


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