Founders

Caroline and Tanya are both mothers and philanthropists. Their respective experiences inspired them to join forces and create Mothersphere, an empowering platform for mothers that is inclusive, informative and supportive. Mothersphere is a social network of like-minded mothers, inspiring purposeful activities outside the household and promoting maternal wellbeing. By enabling mothers to take control of their destiny, they are creating a social change for mothers worldwide.

CO – FOUNDER

Caroline Desmarais

Caroline Desmarais is originally from Montreal, Canada and has lived and worked in several countries, including Bermuda, Italy, Spain, the United States and Australia. She currently lives in London, England with her husband and two children. She is an Executive Life Coach and Certified Meditation Teacher. Caroline’s career background is in technology, media and television. She was the CEO of a technology start-up in Montreal, and was subsequently the Chief Development Officer of Bermuda Press Holdings, a publicly traded Media company in Bermuda. Caroline has hosted shows both on television and online. She has a Philosophy degree from Skidmore College and a Law degree from the University of Ottawa. When her daughter was only a baby Caroline went through a divorce, and she had to learn how to juggle the demands of her career with being a single mother. She realised how many other women are in similar situations, often without the resources required to make a change. Caroline is passionate about helping mothers to find ways of embracing motherhood, achieving their goals and fulfilling their purpose.

CO – FOUNDER

Tanya Liveras Candy

Tanya Liveras Candy is a mother, entrepreneur, mentor, speaker and philanthropist. She lives in London with her husband and son. Tanya was inspired by the line of successful entrepreneurs in her family, and after completing her BA degree in Comparative Literature Studies, she worked within her family businesses in the property and yacht charter industries, where she gained a wealth of experience, including strategic change management.

Tanya also has extensive PR, Event and Media experience. She subsequently worked at the leading brand-building global agency Karla Otto. Tanya used her hands on approach to work her way up the company where she became Director of VIP Services, covering VIP relations, brand partnerships and events. Alongside this, she hosted and interviewed celebrities and entrepreneurs on location in London and Monaco, inclusive of the World Music Awards. Tanya has since built her own property portfolio and additionally sits on the board of directors for a property company in Knightsbridge.

Three years ago, Tanya had a traumatic experience of having the extremely premature birth of her twins at 25 weeks pregnant. This resulted in the loss of her daughter and her son fighting to survive for the first few months of his life. From this experience, she made it her goal to help mothers globally to connect with each other, and to find the support and expertise that they need to thrive in all areas of their lives. This led her to become CEO and co-founder of Mothersphere.

Tanya mentors women and is a regular speaker for both virtual and in person conferences, on leadership, motherhood, women’s wellbeing, baby loss and the challenges of having a baby born prematurely. Tanya encourages others to put their wellness and their purpose at the forefront of their lives. She reminds them that they are not alone in their journey, that there is always light after darkness and that they can achieve everything they desire with passion, hard work and confidence.