What do women want?... Ha! What kind of question is this? Men have been struggling to find the answer for years, and what has it got them--aside from multiple jokes on the subject? Ah...what do women in network marketing want? Well, that's different. Still challenging, but different.

After thinking about all the women networkers I can remember whom I have met (and I've been blessed to know many-many-many from all around the world), I came to this following conclusion: the answer is simple--and complicated.

"Complicated" because we women are each so different. (Unlike men, of course.) That difference complicates the deal.

Some join to achieve enough independence so they can divorce abusive husbands, others to be able to travel the world and finally meet that One and Only they couldn't seem to find in their home towns.
I have known ladies who joined network marketing because they wanted to spend more money on designer shoes without making their husbands starve to death. I've known others who wanted to have means to open private orphanages, where the children would be taken care of almost as if they were in an actual family. Some join to achieve enough independence so they can divorce abusive husbands, others to be able to travel the world and finally meet that One and Only they couldn't seem to find in their home towns. And on and on it goes.

There are women who want to make a difference in the whole world--and there are those who want to do the same, only on the modest scale of their friends and families.

Let's get personal here for a moment.

The best thing for me about being a network marketer has been the ability to enjoy the extraordinary experience of being a mother of a wonderful and beautiful child. I consider motherhood to be one of the reasons for my personal appearance in this world, and as I continue to learn from this little but oh-so-very-wise human being, it's way more than merely "important" for me to be able to watch my girl grow day by day, to observe all the changes she goes through, to attend all the lessons she so generously teaches me (and yes, I wish I was a better student sometimes). Network marketing gives women like me this opportunity--the opportunity to be there for our children, not just at certain times when we have hours or days off.

So...why "easy"? Because to know, all you need to do is ask, and listen to the stories we tell. Really: just listen. If you open your ears and your heart and let us speak, you will hear all the answers you could want. Unless, of course, we want to keep something a secret.

KATYUSHA FOGG is a network marketer, wife and mother.