Working Mother Names "25 Mothers of Reinvention" for 2014: Jessica Alba, Bethenny Frankel, Kris Jenner, Jenny McCarthy, Cindy Crawford and Gwyneth Paltrow

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Working Mother magazine has recognized high-profile moms with the gumption to revise and revamp themselves professionally while in the throes of motherhood.

"These 25 women leaders inspire us to grow and change professionally even while taking care of the needs of our children," says Jennifer Owens, Working Mother Media editorial director.

Working Mother magazine has named the “25 Mothers of Reinvention” for 2014, to “recognize high-profile working moms with the gumption to revise and revamp themselves professionally in the throes of motherhood." Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Bethenny Frankel, Kris Jenner, Heidi Klum, Jenny McCarthy, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Richie are just some of the celebrities who made the list, which is posted on workingmother.com.

Highlights of the “25 Mothers of Reinvention” are:

Jessica Alba – Actor, Entrepreneur/Healthy Living Advocate: Disillusioned with the lack of natural kids’ products on the market for her young daughters, Jessica launched the Honest Company in 2012 and published the Honest Life last year to support toxin-free living.

Cindy Crawford – Model/TV Host/Furniture, Home Goods and Beauty Entrepreneur: Cindy quit modeling full time a year after having her oldest child to build two successful brands Cindy Crawford Home, a furniture brand produced by Raymour & Flanigan, which raked in $300 million in sales in 2012 and Meaningful Beauty, a mail-order anti-aging line which brought in another $100 million.

Bethenny Frankel – Reality TV Star/Beverage and Lifestyle Entertainment/TV Host
After selling beverage brand Skinny girls, Bethenny authored three diet and lifestyle books and reinvented herself once more—as host of her syndicated daytime talk show.

Kris Jenner – Manager/Reality TV Star/Entrepreneur/TV Host: After becoming executive producer of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner began expanding the Kardashian franchise by launching fragrances, clothing collections, jewelry lines and Barbie dolls. She ventured into becoming a talk show host this past season (which was recently cancelled).

Jenny McCarthy – TV Host/Writer/Autism Advocate: Jenny has written two books about autism since her son Evan was diagnosed with the disease in 2005. Recently, she scored a coveted co-hosting spot on The View.

Gwyneth Paltrow -- Actor/Lifestyle Entrepreneur/Writer: Gwyneth flexed her musical muscles after having her children and then started the online lifestyle site, GOOP. She published a cookbook, My Father’s Daughter and this past spring published It’s All Good.

Nicole Richie – Reality TV Star/Fashion and Accessories Designer: Motherhood transformed this reality TV party girl to unexpected tastemaker with four lines under her belt named for daughter Harlow Winter. House of Harlow expanded from jewelry and accessories to clothing line this past summer added a clothing line, Winter Kate.

Jennifer Owens, Working Mother Media editorial director says, “Motherhood shifts our priorities and interests. These 25 women leaders inspire us to change and grow professionally even as we focus on the needs of our children. The 25 Moms of Reinvention are not only women to watch, they take our breath away with what they have accomplished!”

The full list in alphabetical order is: Jessica Alba, Erykah Badu, Victoria Beckham, Mayim Bialik, Tory Burch, Susan Cain, Cindy Crawford, Bethenny Frankel, TV Exec Julia Hartz, Salma Hayek, Kathy Ireland, Kris Jenner, Heidi Klum, 85 Broads ‘ Sallie Krawcheck, Liz Lange, maternity clothes executive, Jenny McCarthy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lisa Price, beauty entrepreneur, Nicole Richie, J.K. Rowling, Gretchen Rubin, lawyer turned happiness advocate, Kimora Lee Simmons, Gwen Stefani, Tori Spelling, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

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