Dayna Isom Johnson
As part of her role at Etsy, Dayna is in constant pursuit of new and unique finds on Etsy in an effort to unearth the latest and greatest designs, up-and-coming Etsy shops, and showcase sellers with exciting stories. Dayna is responsible for keeping her finger on the pulse of the hottest trends on the market and what new products are bubbling up.
As an early team member to Etsy, Dayna has seen the site grow from its early days to now include more than 2.1M active sellers. She has expertise across a multitude of categories of handmade and artisanal items, from home decor to fashion and accessories and more and loves providing tips to shoppers on how to find unique pieces that speak to their personal sense of style.
Dayna resides in New York and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Access Live, CNBC, Good Day New York, and more. After next week, she’ll be able to add the Alt Summit Keynote Stage to that list.
Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—the nation’s largest grassroots gun violence prevention group, with chapters in all 50 states and a powerful network of volunteers and survivors that has successfully effected change at the local, state and national level. As part of Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action boasts nearly 6 million supporters and a 90 percent track record of beating NRA priority legislation in statehouses. Watts is an active board member of Emerge America, one of the nation’s leading organizations for recruiting and training women to run for office. Her book, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, was released in May of 2019.
Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” O’Brien, founder and CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions, also reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS NewsHour, WebMD and has authored two books. She has appeared on networks, Fox and Oxygen and anchored and reported for NBC, MSNBC and CNN. She has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize and the Gracie. Newsweek Magazine named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.” With her husband, she is founder of the PowHERful Foundation that helps young women get to and through college. Follow her on Twitter: @soledadobrien
Alison Faulkner started attending Alt Summit during the early years, became a popular speaker, and last year she hosted a full-day workshop. Now we’re happy to announce she will be an enthusiastic addition to our Keynote Series.
Alison is a writer, speaker, and “self-proclaimed nonsense dancer.” She’s been creating content online for over 10 years. From essays to Instagram, cookies to courses, dance parties to podcasts, she’s used just about every method possible to share her passion and show that sharing is caring. She built a business on throwing 900 person female dance parties. When she couldn’t figure out how to scale the business and preserve her sanity, she took a step back and started doing the things she wanted to do. Thus, The Alison Show was born, as well as Alison’s podcast Awesome with Alison and Allison’s Brand School. Alison’s mantra is: Only you can be you, and you’re already as awesome as you need to be.
Spiegel is the founder of several communities for women including Dear Grown Ass Women, a community & platform elevating women over 35. Prior to building a successful consulting & speaking practice, she spent fifteen years in the New York fashion industry, working in senior roles for brands like Coach and Narciso Rodriguez.
In addition to holding a Masters Degree in Global Business, Cyndie is also a TEDx speaker, a former adjunct professor at Parsons, the New School for Design and Fashion Institute of Technology, as well as being NY certified in Applied Positive Psychology and a 500-hour trained yoga and meditation teacher.
Her honesty, transparency and no-bullshit perspective on creating diverse spaces for women, overcoming imposter syndrome, embracing fear and asking more, inspires audiences globally to think and lead differently. She is a sought-after facilitator and transformational speaker for creative conferences, brands and organizations and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue and The Huffington Post.
She is a commanding keynote speaker and an igniter of powerful conversation as an aspirational voice within women’s leadership and culture [who sometimes drops the F-bomb casually and also uses words like “manifesting” and “belonging”].
Monique Melton is an anti-racism educator, published author, international speaker, and host of the Shine Brighter Together podcast. She travels the world speaking at conferences and events on anti-racism, personal growth, and relationships. She’s been published in magazines, featured in blogs and podcasts, and has touched the lives of people all over the world. She is a wife to her high-school sweetheart and she is a loving mother to two little ones. She has a BA in social science with an emphasis in sociology and psychology ,and two years of graduate school education in clinical counseling from John Hopkins University.
Monique is helping to bridge the racial gap that divides us and to that we say: hell yes!
Danielle Bernstein’s site, We Wore What, began as a daily dose of outfit inspiration before growing into an aspirational – while still relatable – home for all things coveted. Being a true entrepreneur and with the foundation of a growing and engaged audience, Danielle launched her own brand, Second Skin Overalls in 2016. In late 2018, Danielle launched her third swimwear collaboration with Onia Swim, which then led to her highly coveted brand We Wore What Swim (which now includes swim and jumpsuits).
Danielle’s entrepreneurial accomplishments have also spanned outside of the fashion realm. Through her successful collaborations with Highline Wellness, Danielle has now become an advisor for the CBD brand as well. Inspired by her love of fitness, Danielle launched We Danced What, a series of weekly dance videos and occasionally hosts dance classes for fans in NYC. The fitness vertical has expanded her brand into the lifestyle and activewear space and is further supported by her long-term ambassadorship with Fiji Water. In October of 2019, Danielle launched her biga tech company called Moe Assist, which is an organizational tool for social media influencers. And in February 2020 she announced the launch of her diffusion brand, Danielle Bernstein, which was created exclusively for Macys and is a fully size inclusive collection for women (00-24) that is all under $100. Danielle also has a highly anticipated book set to be released in Spring 2020.
Sara and Rich Combs
Sara and Rich are designers, entrepreneurs, authors, and the owners of The Joshua Tree House. After living and working on the road while they searched for a place to call home, they’ve spent the past five years living in Joshua Tree, developing their eye for interior design, photography, and lifestyle design while experiencing the breathtaking backdrop of the high desert. Through their curated brand — The Joshua Tree House — they’re able to share their passion for creating mindful, memorable experiences, both digital and physical.
BOXHILL & Co, are the achievements of award-winning international landscape designer Elizabeth Montgomery—creative stylist, educator, public speaker, and acclaimed creator of sought-after outdoor products. With more than 20 years of experience designing both residential and commercial spaces, Elizabeth has a unique signature style that combines modern minimalism, neutral palettes, and organic shapes. A tastemaker in the outdoor living space, Boxhill has won 10 awards in the last year alone, including the Association of Professional Landscape Designers Gold Design Award (2018), two design awards from HGTV including Best Overall Outdoor Space (2018), a Gardenista Design Award, international LUXE magazine design awards.
LaShanta Green is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur (Startup Sisters, MarketMeOver, The Declared Life) who specializes in brand and business development. Known as a serial connector and creator, she works to help businesses and individuals create practical, profitable, and purpose-fueled paths. She’s made it her mission to help individuals with their personal pursuits and entrepreneurial endeavors by educating and empowering them through content and community. In between balancing her own businesses and the businesses of others you can find her squeezing in travel and blogging about life lessons and her love of all things real-life on her blog, Love, LaShanta.
Anita Joshi is the founder of Chai Five Tea Co., a company offering farm-to cup tea blends crafted with fair-trade, single-origin tea, spices and botanicals sourced directly from farms. Each purchase helps create change by supporting girls’ education and sustainable development. Joshi holds a B.A. in International Relations from the Colorado College, and an M.A. in International Policy from the Middlebury Institute. She is an NPR HIBT Fellow,aformer Fulbright Scholar, and a recipient of two U.S. State Department awards and the D-Prize Award. Previously, she worked in public policy at the United Nations and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Asia Rau is the founder and creative director of The Strategic Ampersand, a social media marketing and digital strategy consulting firm based in Portland, OR. With lady-like moxie, a dash of humor, and coffee in hand, Asia helps clients with their marketing strategies, while helping them strike a balance between their digital work and analog lives.
Rosie Nguyen is a hustling content creator /micro-influencer /mom blogger who has been featured on Access Hollywood, Tastemade, and Target all within this last year! Her creative storytelling skills are honed from her 4.5 years working with the world’s most iconic brand, Apple, as a Brand Strategist. Mix that with her passion for content creation and you’re left with http://www.TheHustlingMama.com, a family fun and entertainment blog that aims to connect, inspire, and elevate parents everywhere to live their best family adventure.
Leanne started Elle Apparel as a space to showcase clothing that she designed as a new mom with no extra money for clothing. Most recently she launched The Monthly Dress Series, a year-long series where she designed and sewed a custom couture dress every month.She took them on The Monthly Dress Tour where over 650 women from across the country came to see the dresses and hear her speak about her experience. Leanne’s uses her creativity to connect with her readers on a personal level and inspire other women to embrace the satisfaction that comes from pursuing individual passions.
Professional photographer, content creator, avid traveler, mama, and minimalist with the belief that the way you do one thing is the way you do everything.Recently featured in the Magnolia Journal Magazine, TEDx, and as a speaker at Neat Method’s Neat Retreat.
Laura is the founder of xoelle, a bow tie company that makes rad and ridiculous bow ties for awesome humans.She works out of her built-from-scratch studio in the middle of the pineapple fields of Oahu.She also bakes a mean peanut butter m&m cookie, earned her black belt in laundry folding, and gets her 3 kids to school on time 90% of the time.She believes in celebrating small victories and all the holidays (made up ones included) and is obsessed with color and finding things to be happy about.
Jessica Kettle is a professional brand and commercial photographer, photo editing guru and the creator of Jess Kettle Presets. She’s passionate about beautiful light and perfect colors, helping brands bring their vision to life, empowering women in business, drinking diet coke and wrangling her 4 wild kids. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Lonny Magazine and Good Housekeeping and Style Me Pretty.
Once deemed Business Insider and InStyle Magazine’s Top Pinner, she has helped countless brands such as Target, Home Depot, and Anthropologie create digital content that keeps consumers wanting more. Keeping authenticity and integrity a priority through the past seven years as an influencer and creator, Alex brought her audience along through the woes of divorce and into a new journey. Recently, she became the Creative Director for Roadtrippers overseeing film and photo production. She is also a mom of two kids, and cares much more relationships than the bottom line any day of the week.
Summer Bellessa, Blogger to Actress/Model/Producer: is originally from Chicago, IL and started as a model working in Paris, New York, Hamburg, and Tokyo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Kerry, raising three rambunctious kiddos and balancing her creative life. You can watch her in found footage thriller, Amber Alert, opening case 25 on Deal or No Deal, or in hilarious mom parodies on The Girls With Glasses. Summer went viral with #toddlerstylist, when she let her 4 year old dress her for a week. She’s created home decor content for HGTV, The Design Network, and Scripp’s Ulive.
Jenny Komenda, Blogger to Interior Designer & Product Designer : Jenny has been sharing her favorite products, ideas and projects on her award-winning site, Little Green Notebook. Jenny has written for Better Homes and Gardens and is currently a contributing editor for Domino Magazine. Her work has been featured on many sites and publications from House Beautiful and HGTV to Vogue and the Wall Street Journal. She was named as a designer to watch by Elle Decor. After moving back to Arizona, Jenny began hiring a talented team and transitioned her design business, formerly Jenny Komenda Interiors, to Juniper Studio.
Meagen Johnson is the VP of Marketing for Jane.com. She brings more than two decades of marketing and commerce experience and leads the marketing, influencer, and growth strategy at Jane. Her passion for marketing is contagious, making her a Swiss Army knife of strategy, creativity, and results. When she’s not doing a triathlon or listening to true crime podcasts, she loves to spend time with her family, travel, eat sushi, and fall asleep early on the couch.
Sandra Clark Jergensen teaches home cooks how to cook like a natural, helping them discover possibilities and flexibility in their own kitchens. She is a cooking instructor, recipe developer, and the founder of The Kitchen Natural.
Hailing from Washington D.C., Ari Grant is a marketing maven that produces dynamic results. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Ari currently leads marketing for Wolfsdorf Rosenthal, an international immigration law firm headquartered in Santa Monica. She also founded a branding, event, and marketing consulting agency, Impromp2 Music. Ari’s experience from various industries equip her with a rich perspective that is unmatched. She has worked directly on marketing and communication teams with established organizations including The National Academies Press, Oklahoma City Thunder – National Basketball Association (NBA), and United Negro College Fund to name a few.
Born and raised in California, Amanda Allison Valdez is a proud Central Valley native with a passion for cheering on others. With a decade of blogging under her belt, Amanda uses her voice to empower women through lifestyle content filled with self-acceptance and the Fresno Women’s Summit. When she’s not blogging or filming, Amanda works as a social media strategist for small businesses, loves shopping, and eating tacos.
Suzy Holman (@simplysuzys) is a mama, influencer and entrepreneur who has wrangled the power of Instagram to grow multiple profitable businesses and teaches others how to do the same online and at workshops all over the country. She is raising a small village of tow headed children in the mountains of Colorado while pursuing big dreams and big ideas (Read: she’s dying to own a McDonald’s someday). She believes that an engaged audience is a golden ticket to anywhere you want to go. Engagement isn’t a mystery, it’s a science and she can’t wait to help you explore it!
Katherine Anne Good is a Los Angeles based neon artist & printmaker. She as been a featured artist at Alt Summit and Unique LA.Her work has also been displayed at Highland Park’s Co-Lab Gallery.She was also a featured creator in LA Magazine’s “Los Angeles Creators” edition. In addition to creating artwork, she also makes custom neon signs through her company Kiss My Neon.
Hi! I’m Tayne Griffin, a mom, wife, speaker and founder of Her Soul Story. I spend each day committed to helping women get out of their own way and step into their fullest potential. How? By ending the internal arguments we have with ourselves, every time we try to reach for more in life. Through live events, online courses, one-on-one coaching sessions, workshops and retreats, I share the ways I’ve learned to call out and quiet our inner critic to live the life we’ve always imagined. You have greatness within, I help you make it shine.
Kim Kuhteubl is an author, award-winning producer and member of the Producers Guild of America. She founded MeByDesign in 2011. As a producer, Kuhteubl has created episodic lifestyle, news and unscripted programming for digital, cable and network television. She has also contributed to print news and digital publications across the United States and Canada. Kuhteubl’s book Branding + Interior Design teaches designers how to bridge the gap between designer and design leader. Born and raised in Toronto, she is based in Los Angeles and much to her chagrin, catches herself occasionally say “eh” for emphasis.
Nicole Johnsey Burke, Founder of Gardenary, Inc. is on a crusade to bring back the kitchen garden, make gardening a profitable profession again, and basically save the planet for her four kids and children around the world. After starting Rooted Garden, her own 6 figure kitchen garden business, Nicole launched Gardenary, an online company that’s taught 1000s of students how to garden and trained hundreds of gardeners to start their own garden coach businesses. In late 2019, Nicole launched the Gardenary platform: the ‘Uber’ ofgardening and her breakthrough book, Kitchen Garden Revival, releases spring of 2020.
In Sam’s quest to help women achieve financial independence, she launched Park Place Payments.
Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Sam has become a best-selling author of five books, a renowned speaker and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Sam’s most recent book is The Pie Life: A Guilt Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction.
Sam makes regular national television appearances on shows including NBC News, The Doctors, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America and the TODAY Show, among others. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Inc, Fast Company and Success Magazine. She was the host of leading Internet talk show Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
Sam lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Lindsey Witmer Collins is a software architect and founder of WLCM, a full-service software development agency. Over a decade and a hundred apps for both mobile and web, she’s worked with clients who range from major state health systems and best-selling authors to Silicon Valley startups and medical device companies. Her apps have won national product awards, been named “Best in Class” by the App Store, and sat in the top 20 in their category for years. They’ve been named a “World-Changing Idea” by Fast Company, praised by Vogue and Oprah Magazine; and, hopefully, made the world a little better.
Hi!! I’m a front-end developer passionate about helping small businesses bring their vision to customers with intuitive, beautiful, and mobile-friendly websites. I have helped small businesses and non-profits at home and abroad develop social media strategies to expand their reach and engage with their customers. I’m a mom to two rad boys living that side-hustling working-mom life. I’m an art advocate and currently serve as art commissioner in my hometown. When I’m not shucking mom guilt, educating the patriarchy, or promoting art in my community, you can find me clumsily learning to surf or moving around furniture in my house.
Jessie Artigue, Blogger turned Life Coach, Fashion Designer & Podcaster / Jessie is well known for her dynamic approach to storytelling and her thoughtful expression of a well-designed life. Jessie has lent her talents to companies like Vogue, Good Morning America, Harper’s Bazaar, Nordstrom, bareMinerals, NYU and countless top lifestyle brands. She is the woman behind SEASON: a line of ethically-made sustainable silk dresses. She also produces and co-hosts a podcast with her husband called Marriage is Funny. Jessie lives in Long Beach, CA with her rescue-pup, handsome husband + the occasional (very precious) smattering of short-term foster care kiddos.
Shelly Kim, the artist behind Letters By Shells discovered the act of creating art as a creative outlet from her desire to release stress from her full-time job back in 2015. She has now made it a mission for her artwork to express love and positivity, and for it to inspire others to believe that anything in life is totally possible. Through this beautiful art, Shelly has now found a love for teaching, allowing her to teach lettering workshops all over the world, leading her up to the creation of her new book Digital Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy.
Eunice Sun is the watercolor and lettering artist behind Electric Eunice and author of her new instructional book, Watercolor Botanicals! Eunice loves to create to encourage relaxation, positivity, and laugh-out-loud moments. Beyond designing, she cultivates most of her energy and joy from being around others. With her passion for igniting the creative fire within, she teaches watercolor workshops with a love language that says, “No matter what your background is, you can do this!” She is known for her loud laugh, love for painting plants, and being every girl’s BFF.
Christine Lu Singh’s true passion is rooted in wellness and aspires to bring calm to the chaos in our everyday lives. She loves bringing people together to make magic happen via curated experiences that empower people to access their inner joy through arts and crafts, cooking, meditation, sisterhood circles and more. She is the founder of High Impact Healing, a collective with the mission to create events and offer services designed to awaken and nourish the full potential of human awareness in each individual. Christine lives in San Francisco with her partner and fluffy sidekick, @its.ruffles. Follow along her adventures on IG: @christinetlu
Kristina Eng has decades of experience managing people, places, and things. Having worked in design, travel, and education she can plan programming for an array of fun and interesting topics from crystal healing to creative collage. Her ideas originate from her family’s cultural traditions, observations made while visiting other countries, and a fascination with the mystical. Her spiritual journey has led her to discover multiple healing modalities including Reiki, singing bowls, oracle card interpretation, and meditation. Kristina’s workshops are engaging, and she hopes to leave you inspired to look inward and move forward. Connect with her @bespokentoken.
Anne Parris has been a blogger since 2010, and is currently an affiliate manager at the Apogee Agency.
After spending twenty five years in marketing, Leslie Saeta is a fulltime lifestyle blogger and Instagrammer sharing home decor, DIY crafts, recipes, flea market shopping, and entertaining tips on her blog My 100 Year Old Home. Leslie enjoys sharing her real-life which includes easy ways to create home decor for your home. She also blogs about ways to grow your Instagram account. Leslie writes a monthly column for American Farmhouse Magazine and has been featured in the NY Times, Country Home Magazine, Flea Market Décor, and Cottages and Bungalows. Leslie was recently a presenter and mentor at the Haven Conference.
Amber Torrealba is a Filmmaker and World Champion Skimboarder, who left her corporate path and life in Florida to pursue her passions in Southern California. Amber has built a career traveling and making films to empower women and others through her work, while giving back to communities around the world.
Shadeen Francis is a licensed psychotherapist, graduate professor, and author that specializes in sex therapy and social justice. She has been featured on platforms like ABC, CBS, NBC, and the New York Times to share her unique expertise. Because of her ability to tackle difficult subjects with warmth and humour, Shadeen is sought internationally to speak on topics such as sexual self-esteem, overcoming shame, and relationship design. Whether in her office, in an academic setting, or at a community event, all of Shadeen’s work is inspired by her commitment to helping people live lives full of peace and pleasure.
Etienne is a user-inspired strategist dedicated to scaling the impact of insights globally and cross-functionally to drive change. Etienne leads the Insights Platform in UX Research at Uber, where she and her team built and manage the company’s first insights database to enhance collaboration. In and outside of work, she is passionate about people and the power of their stories to inspire change. She is the founder of The “Having It All” Project, an photographic journalistic inquiry into what “having it all” means to women around the world.
I’m a mother of three in Oakland CA and founder of SayYes.com, an award winning lifestyle site that celebrates family life with practical tips for home, food, travel, and personal style. Also founder and director of The Huddle, An intimate retreat for female business owners centered around mentorship, skill sharing, deep dives into business strategy, and the holistic needs of women.
I’m a speaker, development coach and host of The Show Up Podcast! I live in Hawaii, with my author/entrepreneur/surfer husband and our 3 living sons (we’ve also got one little guy in heaven). I’m a passionate ambassador for mental health education and destigmatization, and I think empathy and human kindness are, like, everything. Ultimately, I’m just a girl, livin’ on copious amounts of caffeine, lots of love and a prayer
Erin Brant is a lifestyle photographer who is drawn to moments full of joy, color and connection. She and her husband are currently raising their 3 energetic boys in San Diego, CA, but she is constantly dreaming up new adventures for them in faraway places. When she isn’t photographing her own wild bunch, you will likely find her documenting the lives of other fun and beautifully chaotic people in Southern California. You can find Erin online at http://www.theleoloves.com and Instagram @theleoloves
Chelsey is the Owner and Artist of the brand IVY, a line of torch fired enamel jewelry and hair accessories. IVY is named after her mother – a woman’s story of conformity – and represents choosing on purpose to be your authentic self. With the motto ‘Be Yourself on Purpose’, Chelsey is dedicated to using IVY as a platform to speak about women empowerment and body positivity. She donates 1% of sales to About Face, a local San Francisco nonprofit that teaches girls how to fight back against a culture that diminishes and disempowers them. About Face frees girls from the confines of our toxic culture so they can fulfill their potential. Reintegrating these empowering techniques and experiences back into IVY has become the passion of Chelsey’s brand.
Ashlynn runs multiple social media accounts for her own businesses while momming 2 tween girls with her husband. She co-hosts a successful relationship podcast and coaches women to find results in their relationships and health. She is the real deal. The tips Ashlynn will provide are the short cuts to building lasting trust with your audience.
Graphic Designer turned mom, turned business owner, turned app creator. Founder of Promptly Journals. Lover of all things intentionally designed and always up for an adventure. You can find me most days with my littles roaming the mountains and nights binge watching Friday Night lights for the 3rd time through. Fully committed to living a whole-hearted life and creating products that help others easily do the same.
Multiple-Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Author, Naibe Reynoso, has been working both in front of and behind the camera for more than 20 years. She has worked and contributed to networks including KTLA, Univision, Reelz Channel, CNN en Español, the Biography Channel, Fox News Latino, ORA TV, KCBS, France 24 and has even filled in as a co-host on “The View”. She recently published her first bilingual children’s book, “Be Bold, Be Brave: 11 Latinas who made U.S. History” which was #1 on Amazon. She has been a board member of the prestigious Peabody Awards since 2015.
I’m Nicole and I’m the Chief Macaron Maker at Nicole Macaron! At Nicole Macaron, we handcraft French Macarons in small batches using high quality ingredients free from artificial ingredients, colors, and preservatives.
Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a modern union for working women. A graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law, Amy practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. In 2017, Amy launched The Riveter while pregnant with her third daughter in three years and she welcomed daughter number four in June 2019. The Riveter’s growth has outpaced even WeWork’s first years, and they recently closed a $15 million Series A led by Alpha Edison.
Leslie Ann Bruce
Leslie Anne Bruce is a five-time New York Times bestselling coauthor and an award-winning entertainment journalist, formerly of Us Weekly and the Hollywood Reporter. She is the founder of Unpacified, an online community for modern women to discuss motherhood through an unfiltered, judgment-free lens of honesty and humor. Her latest book, You Are a F*cking Awesome Mom, continues the online conversation. She lives in Laguna Beach withher husband and two children.
Kate Voegele is an LA based singer/songwriter, recording artist, and multipassionate creative. She is also an actress, starring on the hit CW show ‘One Tree Hill,’ a painter, and business owner of the lifestyle company We The Dreamers. Along with playing thousands of shows touring internationally for the last decade, Kate carved out a unique space within the industry by incorporating her artwork into her songwriting process. Kate also designs and writes for We The Dreamers, a lifestyle company that exists to inspire the creative, badass, free-spirited, adventurous rebel heart in all of us to dream without limits.
Emma Grimes is a speaker, published author, social media manager, public relations coordinator, and an interview and personal marketing specialist. With a passion for female self-betterment and empowerment, Emma is also involved in the Miss America Organization. In her free time, Emma loves to travel and constantly expand her knowledge in communication studies.
Founder of Someday I’ll Learn, Chelsea has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox, and NBC. She’s closed over $1 million in brand contracts, and knows a thing or two about how to negotiate while keeping your cool. She used to manage multi-million dollar campaigns for Forbes 100 brands, so she’s been on both sides of the (occasionally awkward) table. Chelsea and her husband Nate casually homeschool – or “unschool,” as all the hipsters are calling it these days. They also renovate old buildings in allllll their abundant spare time. Chelsea likes dogs and travel, and sometimes traveling with her dogs.
Jennifer Bridgeforth is an empowering and inspirational multi-hyphenate. Along with being a bestselling author, she is also a college professor, speaker, and consultant. After leaving a successful, 20-year career in corporate sales training and management, she decided to found her own consulting firm called The Phoenix Group to assist audiences with empowerment programming, communication strategy, and leadership skills.
Jessica Honegger is the Founder and co-CEO of social impact brand Noonday Collection, author of Imperfect Courage, host of the podcast Going Scared, and mom to three. She is passionate about encouraging others to leave comfort, go scared, and step into a life of impact. Oh, and she loves queso, Topo Chico, and a good pair of heels. Jessica was the 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Her brand Noonday Collection, was listed as #45 on Inc magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List in 2015 and is the largest fair trade accessory brand in the world.
Lauren Myers is an Atlanta based Blogger and Task Automation expert teaching bloggers and solopreneurs how to maximize their time by organizing and automating their processes.
I am a Finnish designer with nearly 20 years of design and branding experience; I currently live in Vancouver, BC.I am a partner at Kukamuka, a print & surface pattern design company creating exclusive collections together with producers of high quality products and textiles worldwide. I also work as a graphic designer for businesses and non-for-profits in Europe and North America, helping them amplify their brand with a strong message and consistent visuals. As a creative collaborator, I enjoy working with inspiring and talented teams and leaders fostering collaboration and building long-lasting partnerships.
I’m a Philadelphia-based, business owning Photographer. I’ve been living with anxiety and I hope that by discussing my own struggles and challenges, I can help you become the person you are meant to be. Anxiety and self doubt don’t have to take the driver’s seat especially as an entrepreneur!
Sabrina came from a background in the art and music industries before joining Genflow as an Account Manager. Sabrina onboards and manages the day-to-day for talent as they go from creator to Entrepreneur and CEO. She makes the process seamless and liaisons between you and your full Genflow team of product developers, designers, programmers, customer service experts and more.
Kitiya Palaskas is an Australian craft-based designer, author and former Alt speaker with a multi-disciplinary practice. She specializes in prop and installation design, content creation and illustration, using handmade techniques and traditional craft methods re-imagined in contemporary ways. Her work is characterized by its bold colors and quirky themes and has spanned the retail, music, advertising and publishing industries. She is most well-known for her felt-based sculptures and illustrations, bespoke piñatas, and original DIY content which is featured regularly in print and digital publications. She is also the author of Piñata Party, a DIY craft book.
Amy Guerrero is a Phoenix based entrepreneur with a love for design, handcraft, and helping people explore their creativity. When she’s not teaching macrame throughout the valley you’ll find her helping people get crafty in her workshop studio, Sunshine Craft Co.
Saarah Samadani (@BeautyMomme) is CEO/Founder of New Bloom Media and a digital influencer dedicated to educating and empowering women about what they put on and in their bodies.She is passionate about natural beauty and clean eating. She takes a natural and holistic approach to help them achieve the quality of life that they deserve and joy that comes with it. Her passion for wellness stems from her own experiences in ensuring that self-care is made a priority after struggling with the failures of traditional medicine, postpartum anxiety and a need to change her beauty routine to eliminate toxic ingredients.
Amanda Kingloff is the founder of Project Kid, a brand that focuses on how to live creatively, inventively, and beautifully with kids while remaining true to your personal style. Amanda has been creating lifestyle content for over 15 years. After her stint as Lifestyle Director at Parents Magazine, Amanda got a book deal to create “the ultimate kids’ craft book” with Artisan Books, titled Project Kid. Two years later she published her second book, and now she creates content for various magazines, websites, and brands, hoping to encourage kids to create the worlds they want to live in. Amanda lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and 2 children, Oliver and Sommer.
Andrea Faulkner Williams is the Head Mama and Co-Founder of Tubby Todd Bath Co. She and her husband started Tubby Todd after searching for natural products for their sensitive skinned babes that actually worked and were also fun to use. From this Tubby Todd was born, and a community of likeminded families who love their products came together. Andrea, her husband Brian Todd and their four babies live in San Marcos, CA.
I’m a thirty aged woman with a terminal illness. Twelve years past my original life expectancy; I am grateful for every breath I take. You don’t have to get rid of a problem to overcome it, you ought to realize not everything is out to get you, and that this might genuinely be an amazing learning experience.
Tiila Abbitt is a passionate, creative product development professional with 13+ years’ experience- including prestige beauty. Tiila spent 7 years at Sephora in charge of product development for makeup collaborations. Her obsession with sustainability lead her to become the lead R+D for sustainable materials. She started to look at clean beauty and just found that none of the offerings could truly compete with conventional beauty. She felt that space lacked efficacy and sustainable packaging. She knew she could do better. So she left her high paying Sephora gig in 2018 and a few months later, Āether Beauty was born.
Her passion for empowerment can be traced back to her pre-professional days. Born and raised in Long Beach, California. Nancy Correa is a bilingual News Digital Content Producer for Univision Bay Area and a Digital Strategist for The Practice Space. Correa was previously a Social Media Producer for Univision Los Angeles. As the first in her family to receive a college degree she understand the impact and necessity of providing resources to young at-risk students. She is proudly the President and Community Manager of Embracing Latina Leadership Alliances, a non-profit that aims to inspire and empower Latinas. She also serves as a volunteer for United Friends of the Children, a non-profit dedicated to bettering the lives of foster children, a particularly special passion-point of hers.
Fernanda Martinez Underwood
A dynamic and motivated Latina with a proven record of developing relationships, managing projects from concept to completion and designing innovative marketing strategies aimed at the consumer. She is creative and innovative with extensive experience in social media marketing and graphic design. She has a problem-solving mindset. Martinez is currently creating successful social strategies for Univision Los Angeles that increase brand awareness, promote customer engagement and ultimately drive traffic and conversions. She has worked with clients including Heineken, First5 CA, California Tobacco Hyundai and Nestle, helping innovate and create campaigns that engage the Hispanic digital consumer. She has been able to consistently elevate revenue for local media as well as create awareness and result-driven campaigns for the client. Martinez is an active member or Univision’s Women’s Leadership Council since 2014. She is constantly learning and evolving as a professional by taking courses via UCLA Extension and, most recent, the Harvard Professional Development Program on Digital Marketing Strategy.
My name is Cassandra, a long-time Bakersfield resident with a passion for art, art installation, event design, concept creation and anything that sparkles. My passion stems from my love of producing events that become immersive experiences. I tend to dabble in many things at one time and am currently obsessed with creating crowns for any occasion because I believe you don’t need an excuse to feel fabulous.
Fifi Buchanan is a wellness and lifestyle content creator focused on storytelling in the form of copywriting, podcasting, and voice acting. Though her career first began in the corporate world as a mechanical engineer, she found her way into wellness by a journey that eventually led to her biggest passion. Her content comes in the form of the gentle voice of a kind friend, guiding the listener to their highest thoughts, most creative ideas, and ultimately their best self.
Ana Lilia is a certified breathwork coach and intuitive healer whose practice focuses on breath as a pathway for transformation. Ana creates personalized healing journeys that combine breathwork, intuitive guidance, music and aromatherapy. She leaves clients feeling clear, relaxed and empowered by guiding them through a pranayama breathing technique. Ana creates safe, and supportive spaces for participants to connect with themselves, access their intuition and unleash creativity. She facilitates breathwork within corporations, including Hyundai, Mother Denim, Paige, and WeWork. Ana has led sessions at the WeAllGrow conference and at retreats. She’s been featured on BravoTV, Harper’s Bazaar, and LA Times.
Rhonda Richards-Smith is an award-winning psychotherapist & relationship expert. Rhonda is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She is also a graduate of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where she obtained her Master of Social Welfare degree. Her advice has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, US Weekly Magazine, BravoTV, and Glamour Magazine. In 2017, Match CEO Mandy Ginsberg named her one of the top dating and relationship experts in the country.Rhonda is passionate about helping others on their path toward self-love, personal wellness, and healthy relationships.
Kylie has traveled to over 100 countries and has spent numerous years both living abroad and leading tours across the continents of Europe, Asia, South America, Oceania, and Africa. She studied Business Strategy and International Development at the BYU and attended the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge to study Social Innovation. Her international experience and love for travel led her to found Acanela Expeditions, a boutique travel company that curates hands-on expeditions around the world. She is the recipient of many awards, including Utah Business 40 under 40 and Sego Award’s Fastest Growing Company in Under 5 years.
Andi Jenkins is a chai tea-fueled graphic designer living in the Pacific Northwest. When she’s not helping clients with digital marketing projects, she can be found scouring thrift stores for new threads and vintage art.
Liz Heron is a life coach and the host of “Do the Damn Thing!”, the popular podcast that gets you off your butt and on the road to the life you are meant to live. Raised between Southern California and NYC, Liz is the perfect blend of laid-back and no-nonsense. She inspires her clients to show up, go deep, and laugh a lot along the way. Prior to building a successful coaching practice, she spent fifteen years in the entertainment industry, working in senior roles for media powerhouses like Disney and NBCUniversal helping creatives get the damn thing done.
Ashleigh Gallagher founded the Instagram @healthylivingwithash where she shares about being environmentally friendly, fitness and healthy food, mom jokes, style, clean beauty, travel, epic drone photos, etc. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and is finishing her dissertation in public health policy at Johns Hopkins. She has been in grad school for 1,745 years. She has a 3 year old daughter Izzy G who is the real star of the show.
Public radio journalist. Editor and engineer for hyper-local and top-ten-Apple-charting-podcasts alike. Was once called a “hotshot” by someone who meant it.
Mica May is the Founder & CEO of May Designs. Her lifestyle brand creates beautiful products that are both functional & fashionable. The heart behind each product is allowing customers to create something that makes every day life just a little more lovely. Her flagship notebook has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. In the past decade, Mica has become an expert at grassroots PR, building an online community of loyal customers, and creating on-demand products. She is a busy mama with three kids and loves calling Austin home.
Jen Goode is an Illustrator and the owner of JGoode Designs, a Colorado based Design Studio. She is a licensed artist and product designer with over 20 years of experience, creating art for a variety of commercial uses. While she has been creating art her whole life, Jen has been sharing creative ideas and inspiration online since 2005. Her work has been featured in multiple publications and her art has generated over $2 million in sales. In addition to drawing on all the things, Jen loves to travel, eat and art everywhere she goes. She shares creative ideas at 100Directions.com.
Paisley Smith is a Canadian filmmaker & virtual reality creator in Los Angeles. She uses world building as a design thinking tool to imagine story worlds and solve real world problems with creative solutions. Her latest film, Unceded Territories, had it’s world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and brings to life the art world of acclaimed painter Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun as a means to talk about climate change. She loves creative community, talking to strangers, theme parties, and thrifting.
Meredith Yinger is the Co-Founder of She TV Media- the female-run, full-service video production company dedicated to telling untold and inspiring stories through commercials, documentaries, and narratives. Meredith is also an LA-based director, filmmaker, and host. She loves to bring stories to life through the magic of film. Whether it be short documentaries, interviewing experts, or how to make the most bomb guacamole, Meredith has your back.Meredith thrives off of interpersonal communication and aims to be a voice for those silenced. She is a huge advocate of female filmmakers and entrepreneurs.
Stephanie Dawn Hawkins is an artist + branding consultant. She works with non-profits and brands driven by overcoming limiting beliefs.Stephanie collaborates globally, but her focus isn’t reach. It’s building brands that have a positive impact. Stephanie has helped brands like Word Swag and Story Swag grow online and offline for over 7 years!
As a Live Streaming Strategist, Monique has taken her passion for tech and creativity to the next level by coaching and teaching businesses how to leverage live video as a storytelling and community building platform to drive sales. She is a keynote speaker and founder/CEO of LIVE Video Lab, a social strategy consulting and live video broadcasting agency.
Reachel Bagley is the voice behind Cardigan Empire, a blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram Feed dedicated to embracing body types and finding attainable beauty.An MBA graduate, she believes in outfitting via formulas and statistics in addition to colors and trends.She embraces the title “Fashion Jiminy Cricket,” and has applied her skills as one of Anthropologie’s top personal stylists, a college fashion professor, and a consultant to hundreds of men, women, and businesses.
Megan Febuary is the Founder of For Women Who Roar®. Her passion around storytelling began at a young age through writing and art as a form of healing trauma. As a podcast host, content curator, and storyteller, Megan has been called, “an authority of empowerment through creativity.” Her passion and drive has created a community of over 160k+ roaring women from all over the globe in only a year. A compelling Speaker, Creative Consultant, and Writer–Megan has been featured in magazines, podcasts, and renown panels around the power of voice. She is currently writing her first book.
Heather Donohue has been dreaming up and making crafts since childhood. (The pom pom business budding from her fourth-grade school desk did quite well, until her teacher told her to knock it off). These days, she’s making vintage-inspired Christmas stockings and tree skirts from felt and sparkle, as well as velvet acorns, fairytale mushrooms, Christmas ornaments, and other creative commissions. Heather’s work has appeared in architecturaldigest.com, Redbook, Condé Nast’s Brides blog, New Jersey Bride, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Craftzine.comblog, supernaturale.com, inhabitots.com, and newyorkmetro.com. Her craft lab is in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband and their 11-year-old twins.
Mom, Boss, COO and Co-Founder of Flairst Creative Collective, Amy Christie loves to figure stuff out and organize it just right because yes, there is a better way to do most things and she will figure it out. Flairst is a boutique digital marketing agency focused on social media advertising strategy and education for bloggers, online influencers, and e-commerce brands.
Sarajane Case is the Founder of the ‘Enneagram & Coffee’ Instagram account & Podcast. A writer, coach, and speaker based in Asheville, NC – Sarajane works with the enneagram as a tool for entrepreneurs and content creators to building businesses and brands that are not only profitable but fun!
Michelle Beaton is an Art Director at a Fortune 500 by day and a creator and author of the blog Weekend Craft by night. While crafting is her passion she has a M.A in Design Management from SCAD. Michelle is all about maximizing your earnings potential while keeping your day job. In 2019, Michelle has successfully earned a second fulltime income through her side hustle without sacrificing her corporate job. She has discovered the secret to achieving balance between her passion and her 9 to 5 job. She has worked with brands such as GE, Cricut, Target & Home Depot.
Camille Whiting is a digital strategist and author of Friday We’re in Love, a lifestyle blog with a focus on creative dates and family fun. She has an MBA with a marketing emphasis and spent years as an agency marketer project manager helping top Fortune 500 companies hone their digital strategy. She now utilizes these skills running her own business and consulting for others. Camille is a self-proclaimed marketing nerd, an infertility miracle mom, and always finding the next fun experience to inspire others to get out and date more! Featured In: Woman’s Day, Southern Living, the Huffington Post, Brit+Co
Betsy Aimee Cardenas is a wordsmith, content creator, project manager, and producer of impactful digital content. She is co-founder and CEO at Born in June Creative Studios. An award-winning design and digital media agency. She has 10 years of experience creating compelling narratives and messaging for clients across a variety of fields. She leverages her mastery of language, understanding of platforms and insights into cultural shifts to help organizations and brands communicate with their audiences. Her writing on careers, politics, mental health, and digital culture has been featured in publications like Marie Claire, VOX, Forbes Woman, The Independent.
Audrey Belliard Smit
Audrey Smit is the founder and creative director of This Little Street, a design company with her colorful and happy aesthetic. Audrey created This Little Street to build a colorful world where kids can dream, play, and discover. In 2018 Audrey co-authored, illustrated and self-published the first book of the Lily Huckleberry series, a whimsical picture book series that aims to teach kids to be curious and adventurous, and to show them the beauty of the world around us. The series has won several awards and the third book is now scheduled to release fall 2020.
Hannah is an avid blogger, Instagram influencer, and digital marketer with a zest for life. As a body-positive blogger, Hannah focuses on bringing fun fashion, self-love, and positivity to her corner of the internet. In her short time in the Instagram world, Hannah has worked with brands such as True & Co., Thred Up, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, and many more.
Summer Len Davis is the 2018 Iris Award Winner for Best Writing. She created her writing career out of the ashes of postpartum depression and desperate loneliness. It is, in essence, her very own Phoenix. Adept with words, and a masterful storyteller, Summer Len is also a seasoned writing coach. In her spare time, she coaches high school seniors on their college admissions essays. If she can help them achieve writing that doesn’t suck, she can most certainly also help you.
Vall Dorsey is an attorney entrepreneur and Managing Partner of Dorsey & Gates, PLLC, a woman owned law firm. The firm’s intellectual property division, IPpreneur Legal, provides contract services, trademark registration and copyright services for creative entrepreneurs and businesses. The firm has over 25 years combined experience of practicing law and representing entrepreneurs and business owners. As an entrepreneur, professional coach and podcast host, she understand the importance of the legal aspects of protecting creative works. The firm’s mission is to provide services which will allow creatives to legally protect their brand.
Caitlin Copple Masingill is the founder of Full Swing Public Relations, where she helps women leaders shape and share their stories. Caitlin brings more than 10 years of strategic communications experience, helping clients leverage PR to meet their business and advocacy goals. She’s scored coverage in the likes of Inc.com, Marketplace, The Advocate, and Thrive Global. Caitlin was the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the Missoula City Council in 2012. Caitlin has presented at Boise State University, Women’s Startup Lab, Philanthropy Northwest, and the Andrus Center for Public Policy. She’s the co-founder of Boise Women Who Get Sh*t Done.
Keely is the Product Strategy and Marketing Director for A Beautiful Mess, a crafting, DIY, home decor, and recipe blog. Keely is from Nashville, TN where she lives with her high school sweetheart and precious pup (the light of her life). She is passionate about social media, beauty, and pop music and makes Spotify playlists for EVERY occasion.
Emily Thompson is an entrepreneur, author, and expert in creative entrepreneurship and online business. For over 10 years, Emily has helped creative entrepreneurs build businesses. In 2015 Emily co-founded Being Boss, a resource for creative business owners. The Being Boss podcast boasts over 7 million downloads and has been recognized as a top business podcast by Apple, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, and more, with a dedicated, global audience who tune in for from-the-trenches business advice and illuminating interviews with industry experts. Emily is also co-author of Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms.
Nicole Moreno-Deinzer is currently is the Founder and CEO of Epifania Magazine. In 2017, she was one of the winner of AD2SF 32 Under 32 and was a contributor to the self-help book, Create Your Best Year by Clara Angelina Diaz. She was the previous Vice President of St. Elizabeth Day Home Board and was a Board Member of Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee. She received a B.A., in Communication Studies from San Francisco State where she was a Founding Father of the Psi Kappa, an Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity chapter. She then received her MBA from Mills College.
Jenna is the Operations Unicorn at Pipsticks, a sticker & stationery company with a focus on their Sticker Subscription. Having spent 20 years working in face to face and online customer service, she has extensive knowledge in customer communications, business operations, and HR. As an Operational Guru with a love for communication and creativity, she’s able to easily bridge the gap between creativity and the not-so-fun business stuff! When she’s not hosting trivia, consulting entrepreneurs, or volunteering, you can find her spending her time outdoors in beautiful San Luis Obispo, Ca, with her friends and family.
Sasha Kill is the founder and lead brand strategist at Outlaw Creative, a small but mighty design studio, where they build brands that connect, captivate, and most importantly – convert. With an extensive background in marketing design, Sasha is on a mission to educate and empower the online entrepreneur, showing them how they can use strategy-led design to grow their brand in remarkable ways. Her clients have included bestselling authors, celebrity chefs, world-renowned artists, and multiple self-made 7-figure businesses. Sasha has been featured in Forbes, Huffpost, CreateCultivate, and ThriveGlobal. You can find her insights on design and marketing at http://www.outlawcreative.com.
Ashlee Marie is a self-taught chef and baker running my food blog, ashleemarie.com for the past 13 years. She focuses on real fun with real food (you know, let’s break out the butter!) and coming up with hundreds of delicious recipes and creative cake decorating video tutorials. If it’s making, baking, or creating something awesome – She’s down for it. Ashlee loves sharing tips and tricks for baking on YouTube, where she produces a multi camera cooking show. Ashlee has been creating video content for over 5 years and loves teaching other bloggers at her hands on video retreat VidRetreat.com.
Christel Ferguson, owner of Space to Love, started her organizing business in 2013. She has a passion for helping her clients “let go” of what is not serving them anymore, then coming up with different ways to organize for their specific needs. She loves creating beautiful and functional spaces by taking into consideration spatial planning, design and energy flow. She is a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals). Christel has been featured on Good Morning America, in The Jewish Journal, Voyage LA Magazine, The Zoe Report and a co-author for WikiHow.
Pam Novak is the Marketing Director, Lifestyle Brands at family-owned and operated C. Mondavi & Family and leads the charge for the newest portfolio offering, Flat Top Hills wines. She spearheaded the company’s ambassador program which engages with bloggers since its inception four years ago, and has worked with a wide variety of content creators. Pam has more than 20 years of experience in wine marketing, and is also a first level Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers America. She also serves on the board of directors for Women for WineSense.
Hey everyone! I’m Jolie, a Creative Entrepreneur with a DIY Brick and Mortar Studio in Washington State. I have been passionately pursuing my dream of helping people make their house a home through Make & Take Workshops for the past 4 years. I have 2 little ones that keep me on my feet, but between wiping butts and kicking butt, I’ve been able to help over 35,000 people including the team at Facebook and The Seattle Seahawks and I’d love to help you too!
Kim Van Dusen
Dr. Kim is the mom of two young children and the owner/founder of The Parentologist, a family and lifestyle blog about everything parenting with a therapeutic twist. She is a Doctor of Psychology, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Play Therapist, a university professor, parenting coach, conference speaker, and influencer/blogger. She is also a TODAY Show Parenting Team Contributor and a regular guest on podcasts and local television. Dr. Kim provides nationwide parenting coaching, conducts local parenting workshops, and currently works part-time with individuals on the Autism spectrum. She is also excited to be writing her first book!
Just an ordinary suburban family– except Dad’s trans, Mom’s queer, and there are five kids in this minivan. In addition to parenting five kids and running 2 businesses, spouses Katherine and Nick North joined forces to tell their own family’s true story of identity, trust, and transformation. (And somehow stayed married!)
Rachel Thompson is the Founder and Strategic Director of Daring Studios. She works with creative entrepreneurs and small-business owners at the intersection of strategy and design using human-centered and visual methods. Working as a strategic business consultant and coach, Rachel uses her range of experience to help people and companies integrate sustainable changes into their work and life. Currently based in Washington, DC, Rachel practices yoga, listens to podcasts, and walks with her dog, Devin. She is online at daringstudios.com. Follow her on Instagram @rachcald and @bydaringstudios
Stephanie Agne is the designer and founder at Golden & Pine, a ethical home goods shop based in the Kansas City area.She left a 10-year career as a dietitian to pursue a passion for home and interior design and opened Golden & Pine in 2016.The shop has been open for almost 4 years, has grown into a space triple it’s original size, launched an ecommerce business, added interior design services and has been featured by Vogue and Justina Blakeney’s The New Bohemian’s Handbook.
Preethi is a marketing strategist and author of Local Passport Family, a blog inspiring families to connect through global education at home and abroad. After completing her marketing training at Wharton and Georgetown, Preethi took her MBA and nerdy love of consumer behavior to the world of education consulting. She now empowers parents to enhance their children’s education with global awareness by sharing global learning guides, travel itineraries, and lifestyle tips. Preethi enjoys reading and exploring with her husband and 5 children, stalking Google Flights, and watching Friends reruns for the 97th time.
Joyce is an ex-9 to 5’er turned full-time creative, online educator, podcaster, and business coach. She helps modern creatives start and scale businesses based on their passion so they can earn a living doing what they love.
Gina Wade is the President of Gina Wade Creative, an event design, strategy & production company.GWC Events creates innovative experiences while their marketing division works with brands to expand their platform & sales.Gina and her team have produced events for Netflix, Hulu, InStyle, Amazon, Tom Ford, Givenchy and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Gina has appeared as an expert on“Entertainment Tonight” & “Good Day LA” and on the Style Network’s “The Big Party Plan Off”. Her dedication to her work & innovative concepts make Gina Wade a true standout to her colleagues and clients alike.
Lisa Bardot is an artist/creative maven/self-proclaimed-jack-of-all-trades-master-of-fun. Her mission in all her creative endeavors is to bring cheer, color, and playfulness into the lives of her customers and clients. She works full time on her business, Bardot Brush, where she develops digital brushes and art-making tools to help both new and experienced artists find the joy in creating. Her educational videos about drawing and illustration have been viewed millions of times, and she receives high praise for her thorough, concise, and fun teaching style. In her work, she explores and promotes self-development and vulnerability through art.
Janette Yost is a marketing consultant with 15 years’ experience building lifestyle brands. She’s made media placements with Vogue, Refinery29 and TechCrunch and managed brand partnerships with Pottery Barn, bareMinerals and Oeuf, and her writing and style have been featured in Cosmo, the San Francisco Chronicle and Mother Magazine. She led marketing strategies for multiple Silicon Valley startups before relocating to Kansas City and continues to specialize in creating win-win partnerships among brands, influencers and media.
Kachet delivers real stories in vivid, interesting ways—sure to catch your eye, your heart, and a laugh. As the face behind The Kachet Life lifestyle brand and founder of The Blog Bloc, Kachet wears many hats with grace. With 10 years of marketing and advertising experience, she worked both agency and in-house before she launched Kachet Media Group in 2015, consulting on social media and influencer marketing. She has been recognized by Better Homes & Gardens, Sacramento News & Review and is regularly on Sacramento-area news stations. Kachet was recently named a 40 Under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal.
Angela has partnered with more than 150 conscious companies as a brand strategist and consultant, and thought leader in social impact and sustainability. She led over 100 brand partnerships as Director of Brand Development at Koru Distribution, voted one of the 2019 Top 10 Real Leaders in global social impact. She was granted Ryerson University’s Top 30 Under 30 Alumni award in 2009 when she inspired more than 30,000 young people on a North American speaking tour. In 2013, she graduated MSc Environmental Management at the University of London, where she committed to helping conscious companies reach their best customer.
Tara is a sunshine seeker and creator in all that she does. From creating rad products that make life happy, to convincing you that you’re creative, she’ll make you feel a little more rockstar no matter what. She has built an incredibly loyal community of wonderful humans over the past 10 years that have followed her through all her artistic ventures. She has 2 very successful subscriptions, a shop full of products that will make all the pen and paper lovers in this world swoon, and has taught thousands through her online courses.
Quiana Cloud is a former Marketing AVP with over 10 years of design & marketing experience working for fortune 500 corporate companies, small businesses, and start-up organizations. She is the founder and designer of barazzo bags. Barazzo turns bags into wearable tech or everyday smart bags.
Jennifer is an author and creative entrepreneur. In 2014, she published an Amazon #1 bestselling book entitled, “My Channeled Energy” – a collection of poems and short stories. In 2016, she founded “I Am Unique!” – a children’s media and self-love brand aimed to inspire kids to rise above their insecurities and share their unique gifts with the world. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Black Enterprise, Essence, Thrive, and Today. This Southern California native is most proud of being able to inspire others to tap into their natural gifts and live life with purpose and intention.
Daisy Romero is an entrepreneur with almost 15 years of experience running small businesses, including being the founder and creative director for El Cholo’s Kid, an online retail shop focused on artisan-made handbags.She’s a born and bred California girl, but has lived all over the world including Paris, and Ghana, West Africa.
Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator and graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She was recognized by the Society for Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators with a SCBWI Mentorship Award in 2016. Painting with the media of gouache, Susie hand creates each of her illustrations on wood or paper. Her paintings have a natural handmade feel with rich textures and contemporary colors. When not painting tiny paintings, illustrating books, designing stationery and gifts, teaching at RISD, exhibiting internationally, or connecting with the illustration community, Susie lives in sunny San Diego with her husband and zillions of pets.
I am Oni Kitchens, a plant loving, designer, artist, content creator, wife, mom of grownups and a dog who is convinced she’s my favorite.
Candace Sheppard is known as the Imaging artist as she loves to “paint” creatives in their best light. As an entrepreneur for over 13 years, she’s honed her skills for developing a creatives image, brand & or business. She has worked with productions at: MTV, VH1, WeTv, New York Magazine/The Cut as well as with students & clients all over the world. She teaches multipassionate entrepreneurs & creatives to develop their unique image, impact & income in business confidently. Transforming creatives so they can move from potential to achievement; online, offline & on camera.
Two years ago, Fernanda Kelly walked away from a six-figure salary and a lavish lifestyle. When her six-year travel show “LAnzate” on Univision Network was cancelled in 2017, the two-time Emmy winner, saw an opportunity to live life the way she wanted and pursue her goals as an actress and entrepreneur. Forced to live off food stamps and unemployment, she overcome her doubts and fears and launched her clothing line NYTAQ. You can catch Fernanda’s most recent TV work on Amazon’s crime drama “Too Old To Die Young” and Hulu’s sitcom “Black Jesus”. Fernanda’s a 14-year practicing SGI Buddhist.
Dani Guralnick is a graphic designer, illustrator and brand consultant. She spent 10 years in advertising at the legendary Wieden+Kennedy working on such giants as Coca-Cola, Nike, Target, Starbucks and many other brands, both large and tiny. Since leaving W+K in 2014, Dani founded Distill Creative Studio, a branding and design agency in Palo Alto, CA. She has a knack for assessing what is working (or not working) for a brand and helping reshape it in a way that pinpoints “oh, this is who you really are.” And she likes interior design, art and cats.
An unforgettable talent who mesmerizes audiences around the world with her sultry vocals and virtuosic trumpet playing. Endorsed by the Bach corporation, Christine was an innovative presence for 14 years on the Brass faculty at Berklee College of Music, also teaching in Vocal, Performance and Ensemble Departments. Founding member of Syncopation, vocal jazz group (2002-2012) Member of the Diva Jazz Orchestra (2004-2009) 3rd place in the 2017 International Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition. “A distinctive performer with compelling dynamism,” (Downbeat Magazine) “A performer who must be seen, as well as heard to be suitably appreciated.” (All About Jazz)
Diana Keeler is a Pinterest marketing consultant, a magazine editor and writer, and a novelist.
Meg Keene is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of A Practical Wedding, which started as a blogspot account on her kitchen table, and is now the largest independently held wedding publication in the world. Meg has published two (creatively named) books: A Practical Wedding (recently out in a revamped Second Edition), and A Practical Wedding Planner, both top sellers on the wedding bookshelf. Meg’s work has been referenced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Jezebel and Refinery 29. She currently resides in the Oakland, CA with her family.
As a certified, industry expert and with over a decade in the digital marketing space, Jenna brings her vast knowledge of Online Marketing into the classroom with an interactive and energetic spirit. Her passion and experience comes from many years of working closely with thousands of local organizations, small businesses and nonprofits through both online and live seminars, to improve their growth and expand their reach. In her ten years of working at Constant Contact, Jenna has taken on various roles but has most recently enjoyed her most current role as a lead trainer and public speaker; traveling internationally to assist small businesses and non-profits to maximize their email marketing efforts. Born and raised in a family of small business owners, she is passionate and inspired by small business owners and is highly driven to help them succeed.
With a signature style that juxtaposes dreamy scenes with avant-garde sophistication, Creative Consultant Melissa Andre seamlessly blends her diverse references to revolutionize the look, feel and way people interact with brands, events and products. Melissa’s breadth of influence spans brand collaborations, art direction, styling, retail solutions and events ranging from private celebrity weddings to music album release parties. Andre’s designs attract and inspire an enviable roster of A-list clientele from some of the most respected global brands to the music industry, as well as top celebrities including Drake, Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Louis Vuitton, DJ Khaled, Google, Deadmau5, Adidas, and Instagram.
Robyn Conley Downs is an author, speaker, podcaster, creator of the Feel Good mindset & method, and founder of the mission-driven media and education brand, Real Food Whole Life. She lives by her motto: gentle is the new perfect, and believes that small shifts in thinking create big results. She specializes in mama-tested, science-based, radically simple routines, habits & mindset shifts that really work, plus the occasional easy slow cooker recipe. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her daughter, Elle, and husband, Andrew.
Cathy O’Connell has built a career based on creating joyful supportive and loving organizations.As the co-founder of COJ Events / Celebrations of Joy, she and her wife / partner have developed a successful, dynamic event planning company that celebrates joy with their clients from a foundation of love. A former Silicon Valley corporate executive and interior designer, O’Connell teaches teams to partner with their clients to focus on positive and achievable aspects of their goals and visions through heartfelt and supportive decision making and communication.
Koseli Cummings is a self-taught freelance copywriter turned Lead Content Strategist for a successful Bay Area start up. She’s spent the last 9 years hustling before dawn and after bedtime and then caring for her four children under 6 during the day. She’s passionate about inspiring women to not only write, but to write for money. She believes you should be charging (much!) more and she wants to teach you how to do it. She’s worked for Airbnb, Penguin Random House, GE, Design Mom, Social Print Studio, Tubby Todd, Say Yes, Color Factory, So Mighty, and many others.
Teresa Collins believes in the power of positivity, purpose and our potential. She is the author of LIVE LIFE IN ALL CAPS, a book about growing a successful worldwide company and brand despite her challenges in life. She comes from an abusive childhood, survived a life-changing stroke, and was widowed. She chose to rely on her unfailing positivity to keep going during the hardest times. Teresa is an inspirational speaker who empowers thousands of women every year, by sharing the message of you are enough and are a magnet for anything that you want to attract in your life.
Riche Holmes Grant
Riche Holmes Grant is the executive producer and host of “The Riche Life” inspirational how-to web series for women and the designer behind BambiniWare™ stylish baby and mommy accessories. She is a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker, a Martha Stewart partner and contributor, a Williams Sonoma culinary expert, and a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ambassador. Her work has appeared on MarthaStewart.com, HuffingtonPost.com, NPR, Essence.com, SheKnows.com, Pier1.com, and in Ebony and Subaru DRIVE magazines. Riche is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Brown University. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her family.
As Vice President of Strategy at CASE, a branding and digital agency based in NYC and LA, Robin has led brand renewals and consulted on the creation of new brands for many of the world’s top global brands, including Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Band-Aid, and other global brands. Prior to CASE, Robin was Vice President of Retail Operations for Ann Taylor—but her beauty product obsession is a result of her early career with prestige brands such as YSL, Christian Dior and Lancôme.
Ati Williams is a Philanthropist, Angel investor, HGTV Host and Entrepreneur. She was named by Black Enterprise as “20 Angel Investors You Should Know.” Ati is committed to investing and advising women and diverse-led businesses, and regularly speaks on her entrepreneurial experiences including launching, raising funds, scale and exit her businesses. A seasoned real estate entrepreneur with extensive experience in investing, real estate sales, development and construction, Ati is the owner of Honeycomb- a Design-Build company. Ati has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, MSNBC, CNN, the Washington Post and several other publications and TV shows.
Jenny Newcomer is the Founder and Chief Goal Officer of Commit30, an organizational and paper goods company whose mission is to inspire others to commit to their goals & dreams through products, workshops, and online courses. Jenny has an extensive background in nonprofit management, organizational development and event planning prior to starting Commit30 with her husband in 2015. Commit30 has helped thousands of people, mostly busy women, commit to living their best lives and make time for what matters most. As a cancer survivor, Jenny knows first hand how important it is to stop wishing and start doing.
Cara Barde is the CEO and owner of Crow Canyon Home, a 43 year old enamelware company based in the San Francisco bay area.Since purchasing the business in 2011, Crow Canyon has doubled in size and is sold in over 2000 stores and restaurants world-wide.Crow Canyon is on a mission to move families away from plastic and supports causes that include bringing healthy, organic food to all. Cara is mom to Parks & Piper and wife to Chris (who also works at Crow Canyon). The family loves to travel, camp and eat dim sum.
Hi! I’m Michael and I’m a contemporary painter and mural artist based in Scotland, UK. Since graduating from Art School in 2010, I’ve developed my own unique style of colourful and expressive portraiture, which have collectors around the globe. Recently my mural work has been featured in NME and sold via Saatchi Online (LA). I love nothing more than bringing colour and life to an empty space.
Lindsay Stripling is an artist based in San Francisco, California. As a traditionally trained artist and painter Lindsay approaches illustration and lettering from a more hands on and materials based approach, so her work is always coming from a place of layering and texture. Lindsay’s work is often surreal, edgy, and fun while still being detail oriented and informative.
Watercolor Artist and Fashion Illustrator Lacee Swan began her career in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology studying Fashion Design.Her distinct style is inspired by girls who love pop art, fashion, music and especially heart-shaped sunglasses.She has her own stationery and lifestyle brand with her in watercolor illustration. As well as a super cute coloring book for tween girls that cultivates creativity, kindness, confidence and friendship. She has been commissioned by big brands and has live sketch at many events. Clients include Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue, Beautycounter + Ulta Beauty.
Elise Armitage is an influencer, content creator, and digital marketing consultant who founded What The Fab in 2012. Based in San Francisco, What The Fab covers travel, fashion, and lifestyle with a pinch of zest, served with a side of real talk. At the beginning of 201 9, Elise left her corporate job at Google to chase her dreams of being an entrepreneur and helping women find fabulous in the everyday.
Miranda is a maker, adventurer, creative mama, and the owner of Live Free Creative Blog and Weekly Podcast. She shares ideas and inspiration to live a simple creative, adventurous, intentional lifestyle. In 2019, she released her first book More Than Enough, that shares how her family cultivated a more abundant life through practical minimalism. Her sweet husband and three wild kiddos fill up her life with joy, and continue to teach her about setting goals, making priorities, and believing that small moments and successes mean just as much as the big ones.
Sara is the founder and creator at Tell Love and Party, a colorful party, DIY and lifestyle blog. From costumes to cake toppers, Sara uses her blog to showcase her latest creations.Her work has been featured in Holiday Crafts, Hallmark, Martha Stewart, Buzzfeed and Molly Makes.She is a world traveler, party enthusiast, chocolate advocator and is that girl who gets excited about everything. She lives by the beach with her husband and three boys.
Maddie Eisenhart is a creative entrepreneur who makes a home writing for publications that cater to the transitional moments in women’s lives. She spent eight years as Chief Revenue officer at A Practical Wedding, before which she was a sought after wedding photographer and an entertainment industry dropout with stints at the Academy Award-winning independent film house Focus Features, The Montel Williams Show, and Rosie O’Donnell’s documentary production company. Maddie is an internationally ranked creative problem solver, expert bedazzler, and one time she interviewed Hanson. She currently resides with her family on a pony farm in the Bay Area.
Hi! My name is Candace, and I’m a travel writer turned illustrator, muralist, and visual storyteller. Originally from the East Coast, I’ve spent the past decade traveling solo through more than 50 countries — always with my sketchbook in hand. I’ve sketched Machu Picchu on assignment for National Geographic, I’ve created large-scale murals for global brands in Singapore and Thailand, and I’ve been featured as a sketch artist in the New York Times. Across the world, I’ve found art is an amazing vehicle for creating deeper connections — and these connections are always at the heart of my work.
I have been making things as long as I can remember, and finally found a way to get paid! I paint custom shoes, teach kids craft workshops and am also an aspiring marriage commissioner. I love helping others get in touch with their creative side!
Kristy Cooper is an American television executive producer and writer who has produced for CNN, ESPN, PBS, the Department of Defense and various production companies. Cooper has won six Emmys including an American Advertising award for a network rebrand. Cooper is president of Team Cooper Entertainment LLC, a boutique production company. She resides in California with her talent agent hubby, four-year-old son Jack and four-legged-son Sparta, the hairless dog.
Sarah Tate is an illustrator and artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. Sarah’s artwork is inspired by her close observation to nature and the human body. She draws inspiration from the colors, shapes, and textures she finds in their natural state. When she’s not creating, you can find her taking little “inspiration trips” as she drives around the US in her camper van.
My name is Brittany Barth. My goal is to help people receive encouragement. I spent the past decade coordinating an eclectic array of public sector events. With the State of Utah, I coordinated everything from gubernatorial inaugurations to social justice protests. With the University of Utah, I coordinated everything from Huntsman Cancer Institute groundbreakings to Pac-12 athletic contests. The last year of that decade proved to be the most difficult, on a personal level, of my entire life. That experience motivated me to leverage the skills I’ve developed as an event coordinator to develop a platform designed to give encouragement.
Jillian Thompson is a Sculptor and Printmaker from Detroit, Michigan. Her artworks reference contemporary braiding styles in African American culture. While highlighting Black women’s consistently setting trends in area’s of beauty and changing what it means to be a woman in today’s society.
Rhonda Khan is a communication consultant, speech pathologist, and solo performer. As the founder of Simply Speech Solutions, Rhonda empowers women to speak with confidence, bravery, and authenticity. A self-identified “awkward extrovert”, Rhonda gives you tools to own your voice, share your story, and get what you want, without letting the fear of speaking hold you back. Rhonda’s intuitive and energetic approach has ignited her clients to start businesses, publish and promote bestselling books, get their dream jobs, score multiple speaking engagements, and deliver winning pitches. When she’s not coaching or speaking, Rhonda is performing her one-woman show, FOOD.
Kerry Rego is a social media trainer, technology consultant, author, and speaker working with individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits. She educates people, implements tools, and trains staff on new media. Kerry is a lecturer at Sonoma State University and adjunct faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College. She’s a recipient of the North Bay Business Journal’s 2011 “Forty Under 40 Award” and the author of “The Social Media Starter Kit” and “What You Don’t Know About Social Media CAN Hurt You: Take Control of Your Online Reputation.”
Tomika knows the importance of finding calm in the chaos of life. The BioChemist turned sports mom helps others navigate parenthood staying relevant and stylish. She believes that life is an adventure which is why she is often found in planes, trains and automobiles. The eco-friendly writer has been dubbed the “Organic Lifestylist. Tomika has appeared on Dr. Oz and the Q Show and has been included in several major publications such as Essence and Good Housekeeping. She is a co-host of The Brown Side of Disney, Happy Hour with Camp Squads and the creator of Tea Talk Thursday.
Claire Bahn is a personal branding expert and the CEO & Co-Founder of Stratus Branding and Online Profile Pros. Her background includes branding, public relations, marketing and entrepreneurship. Her passion is helping executives, entrepreneurs and influencers create a compelling personal brand. Ms. Bahn recognizes that first impressions are made online and the fastest way to achieve your goals is by taking command of your personal brand. She started Online Profile Pros and Stratus Branding to help individuals create, maintain and protect their personal brands. She’s been featured in numerous publications and news outlets including Forbes and Entrepreneur.
Jackie Kossoff is a Marketing Strategist & Success Coach for ambitious millennial entrepreneurs who loves helping her clients create a life and business that reflects their own version of success! She is the host of the Millennial Success Stories podcast and also runs a full-service Facebook Ads & marketing agency. When she’s not working, she’s probably reading, writing, watching history documentaries, or traveling to historic sites in Europe.
Ashley Ross is a model, blogger, author, and interior designer based in Atlanta, GA. Her design work includes Stay Alfred boutique hotels, Wayfair and more, and she has had her writing featured by OneCoast Home & Gift, Kontrol Magazine, and Looney Lumens in Croatia. She runs her own interior design and lifestyle site, WandererTheBlog, and a creative firm, ALLWHOWANDER, who’s mission is to change the face of diversity in design industries. She is set to publish her first memoir, “It’s Complicated: How to Survive S*** y Moments with Grace” this fall.
Zara Najam is a global immigration attorney, film producer, brand manager of a YouTube channel, and marketing professional. She is a Pakistani-Texan-Californian who currently resides in sunny Los Angeles. Zara regularly shares her legal and marketing knowledge at domestic and international conferences, and her most recent speaking engagement was in Prague, Czech Republic. Zara’s mission is to connect and collaborate with and be inspired by women transcending the boundaries placed on them by society. The most inspiring thing for Zara is to hear stories of ambitious women who are daring to be limitless and pursuing many careers and passions.
Nothing makes life more satisfying for Zara than to travel, enjoy food from different cultures, and meet new and inspiring people around the globe. Come share your favorite place that you have visited on this beautiful planet with Zara at the Alt Summit!
Angelique is certified life coach and Gallup Strengths Coach. Angelique is CEO of A.C.H/HR Chique Group sole proprietorship; where she partners with entrepreneurs, individuals to discover their “strengths”and fortify their brands to develop sustainable platforms and lifestyles. Angelique has held leadership roles with companies and non-profit organizations as an HR Practitioner and Leadership Consultant. Angelique received a BA Business Degree-Jacksonville University , M.B.A – Nova Southeastern University. Angelique has been featured in periodicals,books and podcasts. Angelique lives in Florida with her 3 children: Arianna, Jared, and Jadyn and her husband of 23.5 years, Henry. Angelique enjoys traveling and disrupting business status quo!
Aubry is the owner of Hello Maypole, a small business born out of her love of celebrating the every day and infusing the world with color. She lives with one foot in Corporate America and the other in her creative small business, operating the only way she knows how – at 200%. She started Hello Maypole in 2012 by curating felt balls colorways and wiggling her way into the most memorable and celebratory moments of her customer’s lives.
With a past career on Wall Street as a VP of Communications and Change Management, Em brings her ‘win them over’ know-how, delightful enthusiasm and every day wit to teach entrepreneurs how to build a tribe of walking billboards for their businesses. From Wall Street to the streets with no name, you can find Em traveling in developing nations to find goods for her Raleigh, NC Boutique + online shop, The Flourish Market, where in less than 3 years, Em turned a fashion truck into a 7 figure brick & mortar + online business with zero paid advertising or loans.
I’m Sareka Unique an Artist, Surface Designer and Illustrator that brings a splash of color to everything my art touches. With freelance, licensing, working full time as a Designer in Home Decor, and selling my original artwork, I have created several streams of income doing what I love. I am Inspired by color and it has been said that experiencing my art is like “exploring a candy-colored dreamscape full of texture, movement and wonder within perfectly juxtaposed geometric and organic shaped design elements”. My goal is for my artwork to lift people and make them feel love and happiness.
As a red-lipstick loving, stiletto-wearing go-to personal branding expert, Cheryl is known for catapulting women to the top of their game. She helps multi-passionate women create purposeful and prosperous personal brands. Cheryl takes women on the ‘becoming iconic’ journey that transforms them and their message from invisible to icon.The women in her community have the influence to become “top of mind” and the charisma to become industry icons by unapologetically doing what sets their soul on fire! Cheryl is an Iconic Personal Brand Strategist, TEDx speaker, and author. She has served as a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.
Betsey DiSanza, a client-presentation guru and visual content communicator, knows the power of getting communications right. A 12-year veteran of communications and graphic design, Betsey has achieved a strong, balanced relationship between words and visuals that has resulted in an 85 percent client-win rate for her clients.
Anneliese Shapiro believes “beauty is nothing else but a promise of happiness,” and subscribes to this in all facets of life. A passionate creative, she is happiest engaged in any number of personal projects while producing beautifully crafted branding and messaging strategies at her day job of nearly 25 years. She has worked for numerous clients from local businesses to global 500 companies, including McCann Erickson, where she served as Sr VP of Strategic Planning. Anneliese holds a B.A. in English and Art from Wellesley College and currently serves as Brand Director for Coconu, maker of organic personal care products.
Kristen is a California native, avid foodie and traveler, and most recently spent 4 months eating her way through Africa and Europe with Remote Year. She’s been a photographer and visual strategist in the SF Area for more than 20 years, specializing in helping brands craft and share their visual story.Favorite and long term clients include Design Mom, Pixar, SF Symphony and Luxe to name just a few. In 2014 she photographed and published This Is Oakland, a coffee table guide-book to the city she calls home. Armed with a passport and camera at all times, anything is possible!
Alison Mazurek, is small-living expert, designer and blogger of 600sqftandababy. Her blog is dedicated to celebrating, normalizing and chronicling family life in small spaces. Her work has appeared in Apartment Therapy, Cup of Jo, DesignSponge, Vancouver Magazine, and various other publications.
Natasha is a professional Travel & Lifestyle Photographer whose clients include Condé Nast Traveler, Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, Food & Wine Magazine, Thompson Hotels, and Hemispheres Magazine, among others. From large-scale productions to on-the-go editorial shoots, she captures moments that inspire others to experience new tastes, possibilities, and perspectives. Her background as an Art Director brings her graphic eye to her intimate, ethereal compositions. An avid traveller since childhood, she finds inspiration in all corners of the world and her destination stories have also been featured in Suitcase Magazine, Here Magazine, The Venue Report, Fathom Away, and Regenerative Travel.
Sara is the founder of Jackson Rose, a company born from nostalgia for her Southern roots while living in the Midwest. Each of her hand poured soy candles are created to inspire a connection to place and tell a story through the power of scent. In addition to a growing wholesale business of nearly 100 shops, Jackson Rose candles have been featured in several national and regional magazines, blogs, and are frequently sought after for subscription boxes and collaborations. Sara is grateful that the growth of her brand has provided opportunities for her to guide other women to their success!
Amanda is a seasoned lawyer representing media, entertainment, and marketing clients — including influencers, advertising and marketing agencies, authors, filmmakers, video game developers, and other creative entrepreneurs — in connection with a variety of transactional matters. She negotiates agreements for global media companies in connection with digital advertising and entertainment productions, and negotiates sponsored content agreements on behalf of talent and agencies. Amanda regularly advises clients on intellectual property protection, promotional rules, and FTC endorsement and disclosure requirements. She also counsels clients on copyright clearance and fair use, and trademark licensing.
Nick North is a husband, a dad to 5 kids, a Brand Strategist, advocate and a documentary film maker. He also has a history of living as a woman, a wife, a mom, a photographer ,even a corporate type. When at 31 he embraced his identity and came out as transgender, he realized just how much gender affects the way we think, talk, sell and function. He now speaks from his experience on both sides of the gender coin, empowering men and women to live authentically and powerfully, while also making more money following their passion and their gut.
Maker of bows, children and memorable moments. Anna Rice, owner and designer of leather bow hair creations: Mina Loves Bows. My focus is on wearability, affordability and giving back.
Sidney Hambsch is the creator of Yay for Today, a place where women can find happiness, be inspired to live a healthy life and celebrate fun moments. She opens up about her struggles with food, shares fitness tips and keeps mamahood real with lots of rainbows on her colorful Instagram! She married her highschool sweetheart, has a three-year-old named Liam and lives in San Diego! She has gone from a fitness influencer to now launching her own fitness brand and wants to share all her advice for building a community, growing a brand and creating a space you love!
Alyson McNair, is an accomplished sales professional, who left a 6 figure position in Corporate America to assist her husband in building an insurance agency.With no sales experience, she used her resourceful and carefree personality to generate over 7 figures in sales!She has taken her years of experience in sales and have created an easy 5 step process to take sales of your company to another dimension!Now as Founder and CEO of Perfect, Inc., a non-profit organization providing job placement, training and lifestyle coaching for women who’ve been incarcerated – Alyson has transferred her experience to fundraising.
Rita Olds is a copywriter who teaches women how to develop a signature voice that helps them sell authentically and generate more revenue. Rita’s loves to develop, nurture and amplify women’s voices – one woman, one message, and one story at a time. So they can unapologetically use their voices to change the world.
Elise McDowell is a business and mindset mentor who’s obsessed with helping entrepreneurial women elevate their impact and income, and have a lot of fun while doing it! Through her company, House of Brazen, she has built a multiple 6-figure empire teaching Bloggers and Entrepreneurs how to create and sell digital products and wire their mindset for success and ease. She’s a Speaker, Author, Digital Product Boss and host of The Happy Wealth Podcast, a show that helps people energetically shift into the next-level version of themselves. She will help you make business easier, in-flow and fun!
Janssen is the author of Everyday Reading, a site for book-loving parents. A children’s librarian turned mom to four little girls, she shares recommendations for picture books and books for grown-ups on her blog and Instagram so no one ever has to be stuck with a big pile of sub-par reading material. Janssen and her husband live with their daughters in Provo, Utah where Janssen always has all their library cards maxed out. She is also the owner of London Littles, a line of playful accessories for little adventurers.
Alyson Campbell is the CEO & Founder of Heart & Soul PR. She has worked for 15 years in the public relations, marketing and media industry working for global Omnicom agencies Porter Novelli and FleishmanHillard, before opening her own PR boutique, Heart & Soul PR. Her expertise in the lifestyle space has enabled her to work with leading brands including HP, Timberland, Gillette, Mercedes-Benz, British Airways, Chapstick, and many more, driving top-tier coverage in national outlets including Good Morning America, TODAY Show, New York Times, Inc., Ellen, Wendy Williams, SELF, and USA Today. She is also a freelance writer.
Gala Jackson is a certified Career and Executive Leadership Coach who provides transformational, results-oriented career and leadership coaching to domestic and international leaders. As the Chief Executive Officer of InterviewSnob, a boutique coaching firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, she helps professionals secure positions and grow within Fortune 500 organizations. She is also a trusted advisor and business strategist entrepreneurs, helping them to their clarify vision, cultivate confidence, build business acumen, implement business systems utilizing strengths-based leadership coaching. In addition, Gala is a TEDxSpeaker, national keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, and serves as an adjunct professor.
Pearl is a creative, a vegetable lover, a mama bird, and an expert in online course design and development. She has designed hundreds of online courses, delivered craft workshops, taught both in-person and online courses, and has her doctorate in educational technology. After a day spent on the computer creating amazing learning experiences, she enjoys working with her hands creating beautiful craft projects. Pearl is an enneagram 9w1 creative dreamer who loves to help improve others’ lives.
Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement, Alexia Vernon is a renowned speaking coach to executives, entrepreneurs, media personalities, and influencers who want to spread their bold ideas, grow their businesses, and advance their thought leadership. Alexia supports thousands of speakers through her training, events, and premier mastermind, the Spotlight Speakers Collective. Alexia speaks at Fortune 500 companies, industry events, TEDx, and at the United Nations. Her advice has been featured by CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Inc., Forbes, and Women’s Health Magazine. Alexia is the author of the book, Step into Your Moxie.
Hi! I’m Sofia Colón, the blogger behind How She Does It, sharing guidance for the active Latina mother involved in her family, community, and career who is looking for balance in her life. “I don’t know how you do it,” people have said to me often. I used to smile then wonder what to say to that statement. How She Does It shares my stories and those of inspiring Latinas to shed light on this wonderfully busy world of ours! I live in Stockton, CA with my husband (highschool sweethearts!) and care for our five children and nephew.
Looking for a creative outlet to explore her passions, Kahlea Nicole began blogging about fashion & business in college. After a few short years, she made over $25K through her collaborations and partnered with 100+ brands including Coach, Neutrogena, and Walt Disney World. Ultimately, Kahlea discovered she was even more passionate about helping other young creators leverage their online influence. Combining her skills, experience, and business savvy, Kahlea created the successful group coaching programs, Network to Networth & Instagramable. Dozens of content creators have graduated from these programs and are now successfully monetizing their followings and landing incredible brand partnerships.
Hey, friends!I’m Brittney – mom of 4, professional go-getter, lover of good food, business owner, big dreamer and perpetual creator.I started Homegrown Traditions 3 years ago and am passionate about sharing ways to simplify family life. I’ve used grit, focus and determination to build a significant following on Instagram and other platforms (blog, youtube, email and Pinterest).By creating useful content that benefits the lives of others, I’ve attracted an extremely engaged and loyal audience.I often let their comments and questions guide my content. I believe in myself fiercely and want you to do the same!
Laura Alexander Wittig is an entrepreneur, designer, podcaster and efficiency enthusiast who has lead strategy for some of the biggest tech companies in the world (Google, Amazon, Adobe and more!). She currently works to scale conscious consumerism through Brightly.eco and the Good Together podcast. She’s also a systems engineer passionate about “authentic automation” and showing people how to focus on the best and automate the rest. Her method empowers CEOs, saleswomen and more to stay creative and present as much as possible so they can focus on what truly matters to them and to the world.
Pamela King is passionate about marriage and helping wives live unapolegtically themselves in their marriage. Pamela was married for 20 years until the untimely death of her husband in 2018. She is still promoting the business her and husband built, Still Dating My Spouse, but now Pamela is helping entrepreneurs put systems in place for when the life they currently know isn’t the same anymore.
Sarah J. Cepeda was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Jersey.She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rowan University, in Glassboro, NJ.Sarah is the founder of Broken Chains, LLC, a life coaching company.She is a certified life coach specializing in motivation, personal development and empowerment.She has a passion for empowering women and girls to see the best in themselves and overcome adversity, thereby growing to their full God-given potential in all areas of life.Her call to arms in life is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me”.
Melissa started her business creating custom leather jackets for private clients, which she continues to design today. She’s been able to scale her business to incorporate that uniquely personal, artisanal custom touch in her ready-to-wear line, designed & produced exclusively in Los Angeles. Originally hailing from Michigan, Melissa has been living in California for over 10 years. Melissa obtained her MFA in fashion design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and later went on to participate in Lifetime’s Project Runway season 10, where she advanced to show her collection as 2nd runner-up at Mercedes Benz fashion week.
Jennifer Bangoura is a Career Services Specialist working at the intersection of meaningful employment and helping people move to the next level in their career. She has spent the past 10 years working in the primary and higher education sectors in the US, Middle East and West Africa at the village, university, career center and HQ levels. From living and working in a village of 1,000 people in Mali, West Africa to coordinating career services training for over 250 university staff in Iraq and Morocco, to delivering career coaching to graduate students, service with a smile is her mission.
Tanya’s always had an overwhelming need to know how her efforts in life were contributing to something “more”. To fill a gap between large corporate programs and small business opportunities, she founded Small Actions Greater Good to provide Social Responsibility inspiration, resources, and support to Small Business Owners who want to improve the world around them, while also contributing to their business growth and profitability. She applies two decades of project management, process improvement, and strategic development expertise with her passion for and experience with Social Responsibility to deliver clear, simple, and actionable tools for very busy Small Business Owners.
Welcome, the Party Starts Here. Carmen Navarro Designs, a small D.I.Y. creative event styling business. Located in southern California. I love long walks to the craft store, popping bottles of confetti and living that D.I.Y. life, one messy craft at a time. I love designing events and creating memories to last a lifetime because life should be celebrated.
Owner of Canary Lane, an ethically sourced shop that brings customers a rare collection of one of a kind textiles and objects from around the world while building opportunity with women across the globe. Canary Lane has been featured in Luxe Interiors Magazine, Domino, Apartment Therapy, DesignSponge and has had exclusive collections with major retailers such as Anthropologie and West Elm.
Chrissy Carroll is a vibrant RD blogger and social media enthusiast. She has grown her primary site, Snacking in Sneakers, to a full-time income. After finding success in building her blog, Chrissy became passionate about helping others start profitable blogs.She shares tips on her niche site, Build a Wellness Blog, and also runs a Pinterest course called PinSmart.
Dariana Moriera is an illustrator and a mindfulness and spiritual guide who’s on a mission to help women create a meaningful and fulfilling existence. Through her coaching practice and her art, Dariana helps her community tap into their inner guidance, build positive habits to help achieve creative goals, and take inspired action so they can create a successful creative life and business that is aligned to the highest version of themselves. Dariana believes that each human is creative, and when we mindfully harness our creativity, it has the power to heal us and to propel our lives to magical heights.
To know what Tina Fears and Stage Ready Productions has accomplished in its short, 13-year history, is a physical manifestation of Stage Ready’s commitment to excelling and exceeding the expected in the event production and entertainment industry. With just one hundred dollars and a dream that would not quit, Tina Fears took her “what ifs” and turned them into “what nows”. Since 2005, Stage Ready (SR) has offered top-notch production management and delivered cutting-edge and memorable performance experiences for entertainers on stages across the world via diverse platforms and levels of influence.
Vanessa has been working in tech, specifically for retail, for almost ten years. She started off by applying to a start up after hearing from a friend about the fun workplace. Three years later that start up was acquired for $320M dollars. She then took on a bigger challenge, working for large tech company in Seattle. She is now the product lead for an international program worth billions (that’s right, billions with a ‘B’) in annual sales. Vanessa has seen companies at every stage and wants to share her experience with woman who can turn it into profit for themselves.
Claire Dollen is a graphic designer & photographer for May Designs, a lifestyle brand that specializes in personalized products for everyday life. She’s happiest when she’s sitting in a coffee shop, listening to indie-folk, and making beautiful patterns for May Designs. Her mission to spread joy through creativity can be seen in her colorful watercolor paintings and whimsical pattern work.
Joanna Griffiths is the Founder and CEO of Knix and Knixteen the direct-to-consumer intimate apparel brands that are reinventing intimates for real life. Since launching the company in 2013, Joanna has built Knix into one of the fastest growing intimate apparel brands globally. Through a focus on product innovation and the brand’s mission to empower women to be unapologetically free, a Knix item is now sold every 7 seconds, and the company has shipped over half a million orders in the last twelve months alone. Joanna holds multiple patents and has been cited in hundreds of media publications including Forbes, Fast Company, The New York times and more. Joanna has been recognized on both the national and international stage for her work as marketing disruptor championing the topics of body inclusivity, fertility, mental health and postpartum. In 2018 Joanna was named Women of Influence’s Entrepreneur of the Year and more recently she was the recipient of the Retail Council Of Canada’s Marketing Innovation Award.
Calvina has been photographing people and telling stories professionally for the last 10 years. She began in graphic design, then took everything she knew from there into her photography work, combining her expertise in problem-solving and art directing with storytelling. Now she guides brands, businesses, and social enterprises through a creative discovery process honing their voice and delivering effective results with their focused and branded photography.
Ashley is passionate about helping small business set up and run their finances properly. 50% of businesses fail in the first 5 years. Ashley is dedicated to keeping your business running. Through proper planning, accounting, and cash flow management. Ashley owns AIRE Consultants, a full-service accounting firm. Your books are her business!
A co-owner of Jamias Creative with his wife Makenzie, Josh does social media marketing and content marketing so business owners don’t have to. An award-winning writer, Josh creates custom blog posts and handles the social media marketing efforts for clients. He also helps business owners develop a strong brand and strategy to achieve revenue goals. A Hawaii transplant to Utah, Josh enjoys spending time with his daughter at the museum, playing Madden, doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and traveling with Makenzie.
Patricia Vargas is a digital painter specializing in large scale abstract art prints. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Santa Barbara. Since opening her art business, Parima Studio, in 2013 her work has been collected by art enthusiasts and hotels all around the world.Her work has also been sold in retail stores like Anthropologie, West Elm, and Pottery Barn. More recently her art has appeared in commercials, multiple tv series, and film.
Taylor Elyse Morrison is brand builder and self-care advocate.She explores purpose and process to help people and organizations build brands that help them achieve their own definition of success. Her experience spans from working for a Fortune 100 company as a participant in their Leadership Development Program to working at a startup as their first full-time employee and their Vice President of Operations. Today, Taylor is the founder of Inner Workout, a company that is changing the way women practice self-care.
I play with mud, literally.For the last six years, I have been refining my ceramic jewelry designs and pottery, while also practicing my long-time love of mixed media painting and design.After some study at the Memphis College of Art (for Art Ed), I retired from the public classroom and started the dream of artist entrepreneurship.At my studio, Creative Minds Art Studios, I also teach children to love the art making process through classes and camps.My two loves of art making and teaching have diverged into the same world and I’m not looking back.
Kaitlin Ketchum is an associate editorial director at Ten Speed Press, a nonfiction imprint of Penguin Random House based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has acquired and edited numerous award-winning and bestselling books, including six New York Times bestsellers. She specializes in smart, interesting, visually compelling books on subjects such as art, photography, pop culture, science, feminism, history, fashion, creativity, graphic novel, and self improvement. Known for her keen eye for emerging talents and trends, she is a passionate champion of her authors and their books, and has skillfully guided more than 65 authors through the publishing process.
Currently thriving amongst the tech companies of Silicone Slopes, Claire Shields is an Influencer Marketing Manager at Cricut, the premier retailer for smart-cutting machines and crafting materials. At Cricut, she works to build a bustling community of crafters, by partnering with influencers from all over the country. Specializing in seasonal campaigns, Claire conceptualizes and implements timely, impactful marketing campaigns, featuring bloggers and social media superstars from a variety of genres.
Delanie Holton is the founder of The Craftsman & Apprentice, a heritage-inspired handcraft workshop for kids and adults in Denver, CO. She is the author of the forthcoming book from Roost Publishing, Maker Camp.
Jennifer Rizzo is an artist, designer/author lifestyle/DIY blogger at Jenniferrizzo.com for 12+ years. She has been featured in, and has produced projects for over 20+ publications such as Country Living and Oprah.com. Her licensed designs can be found on popular retail products. Her first book was Creatively Christmas, she is currently working in her second book. She’s worked with national brands such as Michaels stores, HomeRight and DecoArt where she is also in the Trend Forecasting team.She lives in Lisle, IL where she co-owns a retail store with a creative workshop space and teaches creative workshops in person and online.
Krystal Henry is a mompreneur, who lives in Baltimore with her wonderful son and charming husband. Since 2016, she has supported moms and women through her own personal journey she shares on her blog, Around the Way Mom. Krystal is a writer and speaker. She has been featured in various blogs and podcasts, and she frequently writes for CEOMMagazine and BlkWomen Hustle.
Nikki is a speaker, humanity activist and social entrepreneur focusing on women’s leadership, diversity and inclusion. She hosts the podcast Checkbox Other sharing experiences of feeling “other” and discusses the dynamics of belonging. As a two-time TEDx speaker, Nikki explores topics of self-acceptance, self-care and breaking free of unnecessary “rules” in life. Nikki leads workshops on burnout, millennial leadership, imposter syndrome, power, privilege and more! She brings people together through shared humanity while challenging the status quo, confronting & dismantling divisive rhetoric and shining a light on how we can each lean into our strengths to lead our best lives.
Erica Courdae an entrepreneur, coach, and consultant. She is dedicated to expanding how multicultural professionals, managers, lawyers, coaches, and creative small business owners interact with the world. Through powerful conversations meant to create dialogue and connection, Erica seamlessly challenges them to perceive their reality through a different lens. Topics including diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion make for the awareness that she uses to create mind shifts for impact. In life and in business. Erica believes talking about important and necessary topics in a safe space creates change and helps people feel comfortable, open, honest, and forward-focused.
Dianne started Dope Mom Life as a mommy vlog. She loves an exciting adventure and wanted to take her friends an family on her journeys.Around the same time, Dianne went to school for video production and editing and started a company after graduating. While on a shoot with a client Dianne was inspired by a conversation and decided to combine her passion for serving her community with creating content, and Dope Mom Life was reborn. With a newfound mission- to cultivate relationships between organizations and multicultural communities through digital and influencer marketing, and video content.
Justine M. Schlosser is a Saskatchewan born artist and designer with global ambitions. In 2015, she “made it happen” and pursued her passions by founding Justine Marie Studios (JMS), offering interior design services, interior styling and custom abstract art. But it didn’t stop there. JMS has since created home décor, clothing, accessories, stationary and more, all based on her original art. All products are created in Canada by those who receive fair wages. JMS believes in inspiring others to follow their dreams and share their talents with the world.
Kristy M. Ayala, M.A. is an Author, Speaker, Integrative Intuitive Counselor, and Life Coach. With both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Kristy uses her professional and educational background in psychology in conjunction with her spiritual gifts to best support her clients. Kristy has been providing advising and support services to clients since 2000; and enjoys being able to fully support people as they move forward on their path. Kristy enjoys helping people to achieve their goals and dreams by offering them guidance, information, and the ability to see their own potential.
By day, Jo is a graphic designer and owner of Pences Design Studio and the retail shop modernEID.com designing custom stationery, party goods, logos, and hand lettering for events. By night, she authors the lifestyle blog, A Happy Blog (www.ahappyblog.com), posting on food, DIY, parties and fashion. As a business owner for 13+ years, she has honed her skills in product photography, photo editing, and branding. She is passionate about helping other small business owners and new launches quickly learn the skills they need to manage their business ON THEIR OWN and take control of their brand image.
Jodi Levine is a lifelong crafter, author of the Super Make It book series and blog, and lover of toilet paper tubes. Her two books, Candy Aisle Crafts and Paper Goods Projects, are all about crafts made from everyday supermarket materials. Jodi started her career in the craft department at Martha Stewart Living, where she worked for over 19 years. In her time at Living, Jodi was part of the core team that created the highly esteemed Martha Stewart Kids and Martha Stewart Baby and Kids magazines, and became the editorial director. Jodi contributes to various websites and magazines such as Parents, The New York Times for Kids, Bluprint, Flow, and appears occasionally on The Today Show. She lives in NY with her husband and two sons.
Shawna Brea is a strategic business coach who teaches women on the structure, systems and sales to build a six-figure business without all the stress. She built a marketing agency from scratch and most recently created The Launch Planner, a productivity product to help success-minded ladies start and scale a business using proven performance practices.
Nicole Dahl is one half of Apostrophe, a Web Design + Art Direction company that she founded with her husband Josiah. Nicole has been creating, so to speak, for her entire life, whether it be playing with her imaginary friend broccoli or taking her camera around the world. Nicole has a wit and charm that colors her designs and has helped to refine her skills as both a creative and a human at large. Nicole’s passion for design is fueled by a desire to see good in the world through art and being an advocate in her community and abroad.
Samantha Mitchell is a filmmaker, writer, and curator living and working in Baltimore. As film curator for Creative Alliance, she has garnered recognition from the Baltimore Sun for creating “the best place to see a movie that isn’t a movie theater.” After earning MFA in Filmmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019, Samantha co-founded an all-female production company called Boob Sweat, which empowers women on both sides of the camera.
Hi, I’m Tina. I design tools to help people get unstuck, discover their desires, align with their authentic power and potential, and manifest their dreams. That’s why I created Insight & Designs—to encourage people to live the lives they’re meant for.
I believe YOU are a powerful creator, and the world needs more of what you create!
I love helping people get out of their own way to allow inspiration, creativity, and success to flow freely. I also love sunshine, folk dance, and creating genuine connections. Stop by and say hi or learn more at www.insightanddesigns.com
Ione is a British born actress, host, voice over artist and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. She launched Uplifting Content, a social and digital media platform in March 2016 and is on a mission to inspire, uplift and motivate humanity by creating and sharing uplifting content and encouraging people to pursue their passions and be of service to others.
Sahily McMillan is a creative gal with a passion for content creation. She started her lifestyle blog, Pretty In Pigment, in 2009. Since then she’s grown her brand one bright post at a time and has been featured in Daily Mail and Redbook magazine to name a few. In addition to being an influencer, Sahily has also worked for several global brands (including a Fortune 500 company) creating social media strategies, managing influencer programs, and creating content. When she’s not working at her job or on her blog, she’s crafting pom poms for her online vintage shop.
Vanessa Hicks is a wedding and portrait photographer currently documenting love in Hawaii! She is a military spouse and Navy Veteran a well! She truly believes in empowering others, and the importance of documenting her clients legacy! She has been published worldwide, and has been voted Hawaii’s #1 Wedding Photographer back to back in 2018 and 2019! When she’s doesn’t have a camera in her hand , you can find her with a Starbucks cup in her hand, watching Harry Potter or The Office on reruns, or just lounging on the beach with an umbrella drink in hand!
Carly Morgan is a digital content creator living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She runs the Historicish blog which focuses on digital genealogy and making family history easy for all generations. She also has a parenting blog called Ever Clever Mom where she shares recipes, craft ideas, educational activities, and random kid hacks. Carly has attended almost all of the Alt Summit conferences (including the first!) and is excited to be returning as a speaker.
With over 13 years of graphic design experience, Bethany specializes in surface pattern design with a focus in hand block printing. Partnering with a cooperative of artisan carvers and printers in Jaipur, India she has developed a line of hand block-printed backpacks, and hosted her first block-printing workshop in Burlington, VT this past May. There is something so magical about combining her love of graphic design and block printing; a graphic pattern is so clean & perfect, but once it is interpreted as a block print each mark is unique, and the variation inherent in this process adds undeniable charm.
Amy Webb is an artist, writer, mother and disability advocate. She’s been blogging at This Little Miggy Stayed Home for 13 years sharing lifestyle content ranging from creative DIY’s and personal essays, to style and home design. Amy has 3 daughters, one of whom was born with a physical disability. In addition to writing about their disability journey, Amy interviews other families and individuals in her popular “Special Needs Spotlight” series. In 2019 she published her first children’s book, When Charley Met Emma, which teaches children about disability and navigating these new friendships.She is currently working on a sequel.
Elena Muslar focuses on defining, crafting, and shaping creative professionals. As a Creative Career Coach/Consultant, Elena’s style is grounded in workforce equity and wellness. She serves her “creative elixir” of professionalism and passion to clients interested in upgrading their creative contributions. Elena has worked in the creative economy for over a decade and is also the Associate Director for Creative Professions and Strategic Initiatives at Loyola Marymount University. She holds an MFA in Theatre Management & Creative Producing from CalArts and BA in Theatre Arts (with emphasized studies in Dance, African-American Studies, and Education) from LMU. http://www.elenamuslar.com | IG: @lelemariecreates
Jami Milne is an artist, photographer and writer located in the heart of no-coast country. With a background in advertising strategy and audience insights, her ability to communicate and find the spark within her subjects creates a unique and authentic portrait style. She has partnered on photographic collaborations with Des Moines Public Schools, Ballet Des Moines, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and others. Her work has been shown in both streets and galleries in Iowa, Arizona, Vermont, California and New York City. Jami lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband Ben, children Finn and Margaux and rabbit Penelope.
As a life shifter, Gina’s passion and intention is helping you shift into the next level of confidence, self-love and most important, next level of breakthrough. She is living proof that you can redirect your path and purpose. You can overcome the struggles trauma causes. You can recreate your life by living authentic to you! “I hear you. I see you. You are always enough and never too much!” Gina is a Master Hypnotherapist, Mindset & Confidence Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Sound Healer, and Breathwork Facilitator. She is the founder of Soundbath Haven, Breakthrough Breathwork™, Acousound™ and Thrive Mastery.
Kathy has been a full time blogger since 2007. Her blog HealthyHappyLife.com shares vegan recipes, travel, wellness and personal stories. She had two cookbooks and also founded the popular community site FindingVegan.com. She has been featured in VegNews, TheKitchn, LATimes, PopSugar and many more. She frequently works with amazing brands such as DOLE, Natural Delights, AllModern, Le Creuset, Nespresso, Encha and more. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two kitty cats.
Rachel Matos is a CEO, exhibited artist and award-winning lifestyle blogger. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts and pursuing graduate work in Modern Art and Critical Studies at Columbia University, Rachel worked in the museum field for 17 years as a lecturer and programs curator for institutions like The Guggenheim, The Met and LACMA, to name a few. Utilizing her background in audience development and creative direction, Rachel served as the Director of Social Media for #WeAllGrow Latina Network. She now has her own social marketing agency called Blue Lotus Collective and continues to blog at Perennial Chic.
Jen Kane is a yoga teacher and life coach.When her daughter was life flighted just hours after birth for emergency heart surgery she realized we can’t wait until later to live our “real life.”She took her 6 years experience as a yoga teacher and trained to become a life coach.This allows her to combine meditation and thought work to help you blow your own mind about what’s possible for your life.She’s the girl behind the popular podcast Hey, take a breath! You’ll usually find Jen barefoot, helping someone find the confidence to go for their dreams!
Joseph Khoury, was born in Yaroun, Lebanon. He has been exploring his passion for Photography and Filmmaking ever since his College graduation (and it has remained his favorite gig ever since). From food and events to documenting his own city and travels, Photography has become his best ally to transport us back one more time to those treasured moments or to inspire us towards creating new ones. Food Photography & Styling Instructor at FAPA (Fine Art Photography Academy) since 2017 -Creator of “Bouyout Beirut” project (“Houses of Beirut”) -Finalist of Photography Byblos Bank Award in 2016
Precious L. Williams, also affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches.Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful women entrepreneurs and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level. As a 13-time national business elevator pitch champion, Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, the movie, “LEAP,” as well as others around the world.
Jennie Mustafa-Julock works with super ambitious people whose brilliant plans have been thwarted by their own inner critic for the last time. She helps silence your inner propaganda so that you can stop squandering your power and potential and get on with the business of changing the world. Her work has been the catalyst for her clients to launch new businesses, publish their first books, negotiate career leaps, adventure the world, and more. Coach Jennie is the author of “Hilda: Tackle Your Inner Naysayer, Get Out of Your Own Way, and Unleash Your Badassery.”
Christen started as a blogger in 2010 where she first got her introduction to affiliate marketing. She doubled the blog’s revenue through the affiliate channel year over year for three years, and began working with other bloggers to do the same. Now, as an affiliate manager with an award-winning agency, Christen carries on her passion of educating and optimizing earning opportunities for bloggers and influencers. She has spoken at conferences more than a dozen times, passing on the affiliate knowledge, and won the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award in 2017 as Affiliate Advocate of the Year.
Makenzie Jamias is co-owner of Jamias Creative with her husband, Josh. We believe a marketing agency should be creating the content for your business, not just managing your social platforms. We know it’s difficult to find and create content for your social media and online presence so Jamias Creative does it for you. Based in Utah, Makenzie enjoys talking about algorithm changes over dinner with Josh, playing at the park with her daughter, and photographing weddings on the weekends.
Victoria-Riza is an artist and illustrator who specializes in fashion, beauty, and portraiture. Her work showcases beauty diversity. Victoria-Riza is a Filipina / Asian-American who accompanies her works with conversations on diversity, culture, race, and other social issues, especially in regards to art and the fashion industry. She also shares her creative journey and creative process, hoping to inspire and build up the creative community.
Colette Peri is a stop-motion artist on a mission to evoke a sense of wonder and excitement, encouraging others to unleash their own creativity and find magic in everyday life. She runs her own stop-motion business out of Stinson Beach, CA, and works all over the world creating photographs, stop-motion animations, cinemagraphs & videos for brands and travel destinations. Colette is a Sony Alpha Female, working with Sony to empower women in film and photography.
Lindsey is a web + graphic designer and tech strategist over at Blog Me Lovely. She works with female infopreneurs and content creators looking to conquer their fears of tech and design, feel empowered and stand out online. As a web + graphic designer and tech strategist who’s been designing for more than half her life and blogging since 2010, she believes that everyone can create a thriving business they love – the real challenge is figuring out how to be visually unforgettable online.
Cher Hale is the founder and director of a national boutique agency that believes in using storytelling and public relations as a force for good. They specialize in boosting visibility for underrepresented or marginalized authors, experts, and entrepreneurs through comprehensive communication, influencer, and media relations efforts. As a first-generation Taiwanese-American, she is passionate about leveraging the power of media to tell diverse stories through online, print, TV, radio, and podcast mediums so she can play a role in reshaping how our society views social justice, give-back initiatives, feminism, and multiculturalism.
Lilly Bekele-Piper is the Creator/Executive Producer of Up/Root, a podcast about identity and culture that tells global stories of resilience, joy and justice. Lilly immigrated to the US from Ethiopia as a child and after graduating from Wake Forest (BA) and Harvard Universities (M.Ed.), she moved back to East Africa where she has consulted for international development agencies such as UNICEF, the National Democratic Institute and Chemonics for the last 12 years; currently, she is a Senior Communications Strategist at the World Bank. Lilly is passionate about human rights advocacy, the creative arts and loves living in the global south.
Nikki Nash is a Hay House Author, Motivational Speaker, and founder of Nikki Nash Co, a company striving to help 100,000 women build six figure personal brands by 2025. Known as “the fairy godmother of content”, Nikki helps her clients build relationships with dream customers and skyrocket their sales through strategic storytelling. To learn more about Nikki and to get a free guide on building a profitable personal brand head to nikkinash.co/guide.
Isadora is an expert in joy. She graduated from Parsons in 2011 with a master thesis in happiness. As part of her final project, she designed a series of urban interventions to spark joy in New Yorkers. Free Compliments, Dancing with Strangers, and Happy Chain are just a few examples. With that project, she inspired people all over the world to do the same. Since then, She has been leading workshops on improving happiness and talking about joy at different events, including a few TedxTalks. In addition to this, she has a career in tech building products people love.
Jessica Dahlquist is a military wife and mom of three boys from Southern California. She also hosts the Extraordinary Moms Podcast and is passionate about helping others to share their life story and take pride in their journey. Jessica also works for TurnKey Product Management, which helps companies to list and sell their products on Amazon. She loves helping brand new sellers launch on the largest platform in the world and also helping sellers take their sales to the next level. She can also hula hoop like you wouldn’t believe!
Katie Irving is an Independent Creative Director and founder of YCHL Collective, a brand of custom hand-painted fashion that focuses on collaboration and empowering women. After 15 years as a creative leader for major retailers including Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister, Katie recently launched a freelance career that spans from Art Direction & Styling to Textile Design and everything in between. In her career, Katie has traveled the world doing creative research and launching brand-defining projects. After working in London, Paris, and New York, Katie is currently based in Ohio where she lives with her husband and daughter.
Chelsee Hood writes the lifestyle blog The House of Hood Blog and is based in Portland Oregon. She has been a digital content creator for over 3 years and has worked on long term partnerships with brands such as Martha Stewart, Disney, Ball Canning, Michaels, and Bed Bath and Beyond (to name a few!). Chelsee blogs about all things home decor, DIY, party planning, travel, and life with her two daughters.
Sarah Stieber is an award winning painter based in San Diego. Stieber producers her own pop-up galleries and her work is displayed throughout the United States, England, and Australia. Stieber was recognized by CBS On Mogul as one of “15 Female Artists You Need to Know from Miami Art Week”. Stieber has received cover features in the San Diego Downtown News, San Diego Uptown News, San Diego Daily Transcript, CityBeat, Voice of San Diego, The Reader, and Bogamia Magazine. Stieber has appeared on the CW, Fox, and her FACE IT series was recently featured on NBC’s “Your Corner”.
Based in Utah, Mike is passionate about WordPress hosting, and supporting the WordPress community. Mike has a background in contributing to WordPress Core, designing hosting products and running tech community events. Outside work, Mike’s interests include travel and tinkering with new technologies.
After spending her teenage years learning everything she could about webdesign, blogging and content creation, Valentine works now as a digital consultant. She helps women entrepreneurs, who do not know how to communicate effectively, to have a professional image on the web by providing them with turnkey solutions that are easy and quick to use. Based in Brussels (Europe), she works with the biggest business incubators to help young entrepreneurs. She also received the “Digital Woman Awards” by Facebook Belgium in 2019.
My name is Lisa. I specialize in surface pattern design, painting and illustration. I recently moved to Southern Oregon and I am a busy mama of four. You will often find me painting flowers, in bright cheery colors.
Dominique Anders is a TV Producer/Director and Coach for Creative Entrepreneurs who know what they want but are struggling to make it happen. They’re driven and motivated but tired of feeling like they’re spinning their wheels. She helps them get out of their heads so they can focus and follow through on their ideas to build businesses they love.
Amanda Perna is a mom, wife, fashion designer, author and entrepreneur who believes we are stronger together and life is too short not to follow your dreams. Amanda strives to see the world from new points of view: designing for her brands, The House of Perna and Neon Bohemians, styling celebrities, creating cards for Hallmark, collaborating with major retailers, and appearing on Project Runway. In 2019, Amanda became a published author with F is for Fashion, an illustrated book of ABCs. Amanda believes in maximalist style with minimal waste and helping other women feel beautiful, confident and find their voices.
Hello!I’m Haley, the owner of a nursery product company called, Clementine Kids. I have designed over 50 products for my own company and I have a background is developing products for other companies as well.Some products I have designed are currently featured at Anthropologie and Target.With almost ten years of experience developing market ready product, I am excited to share the basics with you and demystify product development.
Charmaine is the founder of Hustle + Charm Community – a sisterhood of entrepreneurs across Canada come together regularly for collaboration opportunities, workshops, and overall support in life and business. Being a solopreneur comes with ups and downs, but riding the roller coaster with a tribe of women in your corner makes the unpredictable life of entrepreneurship easier, more enjoyable, and leads to greater success. Charmaine’s passion is for helping women realize and reach their full potential. More female leaders in business are needed and Charmaine is on a mission to help as many women as possible, fill those spots.
Clothing for people who care. We empower women through conversation. All of our collections revolve around a subject that modern women struggle with. We provide a tool and space to talk about these tricky topics. Some of these include self care, inclusivity, women’s rights, and navigating our ever increasing digital world. Our designs have phrases on them that are simple conversation starters. Whether it’s on social media or in person, the tees serve as a tool to bring it up. They are also reminders to the wearer that they are not alone and to feel empowered.