Super powers aren’t just for Captain America and Harry Potter. Need proof? These 11 D.C. moms may not be able to fly at the speed of light, but they soar in their own right–heading start-ups, running errands like a boss or mentoring the next generation of leaders (or all three). Click through to get to know them a little better while filling your inspiration allotment for the month.

Corinne Cannon, Founder at D.C. Diaper Bank

After working the museum circuit for years, Corinne started and now runs DC Diaper Bank, an organization that provides diapers, formula, and hygiene items (basically all the things that food stamps don't cover) to low income families in the metro area. Each month she, her team, and a cohort of invaluable volunteers distribute a whopping 120,000 diapers(!!). But Corinne is familiar with diaper duty. In addition to running the nonprofit, she has three kids--an infant, a preschooler, and one in elementary--who she loves going on walks with in their Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Quote her! "Give up on the idea of balance! Sometimes work needs more, sometimes my kids need more, sometimes my husband does or my friends. I try to know what I can let drop that won't shatter, and then I let those things fall."

  • Corinne Cannon, Founder at D.C. Diaper Bank
  • Megan Podolsky, Owner of 529 Kids Consign
  • Eun Yang, News Anchor for NBC4
  • Kimberly Nelson Hill, Owner of Party Bee Events
  • Julia Miles-Davis, Personal Stylist and Co-Founder of The Editors
  • Jennifer Nycz-Conner, Assistant Editor of the Washington Business Journal
  • Marla Beck, CEO and co-founder of Bluemercury
  • Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, HFS, Dietician and Author
  • Doron Petersan, Owner and Founder of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats and Fare Well
  • Maurisa Potts, Founder and CEO of Spotted MP (Marketing and Public Relations)
  • Danielle Romanetti, Owner of Fibre Space

Is there a power mom that we missed? Tell us all about her in the comments section below. 

— Ayren Jackson-Cannady