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

This story was originally published in the Somerville Journal.

Somerville resident Jess Petersen met her business partner Sharon Kan almost a year ago.

As mothers with two children each, the women recognized how hard it was to balance professional, personal and home life.

A lot of career services available for moms, said Petersen, focus on part-time positions.

“We were thinking that could be kind of unsatisfying,” she said. “In that capacity, you can’t really advance (in the workplace).”

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