Julia Haart is a self-made business woman, designer and bestselling author. She was raised in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. At age 42 she fled, changed her name and without any formal education or background in fashion launched her career as a designer with her namesake shoe collection.
In 2021, Julia took the world by storm with her NETFLIX hit series ‘My Unorthodox Life,’ which premiered in over 190 countries. The show, renewed for Season 2, challenged assumptions and captivated viewers, and now with her memoir BRAZEN Julia writes with radical vulnerability and honesty sharing her deeply personal journey of heartbreak, resilience and courage to flee a fundamentalist community. Released April 2022, BRAZEN, became an instant bestseller simultaneously in the U.S. and U.K.
Julia lives in New York City with her four children.
Lea Goldman is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, reporter and editor who has run editorial divisions for G/O Media, Lifetime Television, Refinery29, and Marie Claire Magazine and has collaborated with iHeartMedia’s scripted podcast division and A+E’s Six West production studio. She is the founder of Media Hacks, a networking group for influential women in media and entertainment.
Gabrielle Blair is founder and CEO of Alt Summit, the highly popular annual conference currently in its 12th year. Gabrielle is also the founder of DesignMom.com. Started in 2006, it was named a Website of the Year by Time Magazine and won the Iris Award for Blog of the Year. Her first book, Design Mom: How to Live with Kids, was a New York Times Bestseller, and her new book, Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way To Think About Abortion, comes out October 18th. Gabrielle and her husband, Ben Blair, have six children — Ralph, Maude, Olive, Oscar, Betty, and Flora June. After six years in Oakland, California they now live in Normandy, France. You can follow Gabrielle on Instagram and Twitter at @DesignMom.
Brittany Jones-Cooper is a reporter and producer with experience in television, digital media and podcasting. She currently hosts the show ‘Unmuted’ on Yahoo Life, which gives a platform to voices from underrepresented communities. Formerly a host at BUILD Series, Brittany has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment, news, activism and literature. She traveled the world as an editor for Yahoo Travel, and helped readers manage their money as a reporter at Yahoo Finance. Before Yahoo, Brittany was a producer for Katie Couric’s daytime talk show on ABC.
Amy Nelson is the founder and Co-CEO of The Riveter, a start up providing coworking, content and community 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. She also served on President Obama’s National Finance Committee where she co-chaired Gen44, the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign. Additionally, Amy previously worked with President Carter’s The Carter Center. Amy is the mother of four daughters aged six and under. She is a contributor for Inc. and the host of iHeartRadio’s What’s Her Story with Sam and Amy. In addition to raising $30 million in venture capital to grow The Riveter, Amy has been published broadly including in/on outlets including The TODAY Show, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She has spoken across the world on many stages, including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, Cannes Lions, and SXSW.
Cyndie Spiegel is a born storyteller–turned–writer. She is an author and the founder of Dear Grown Ass Women®, an inclusive and highly relatable social community for women 35+. She also wrote the best-selling book, A Year of Positive Thinking: Daily Inspiration, Wisdom & Courage.
Cyndie is an aspirational voice and an igniter of powerful conversation. Before imploding her life (the first time) at the age of 35, she spent 15 years in the New York fashion industry. She is a former adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, and Fashion Institute of Technology; and holds a Masters of Professional Studies. She is also NYCAPP certified in Applied Positive Psychology and is also a trained yoga and meditation teacher.
Her next book, Microjoys: Finding Hope (Especially) When Life Is Not Okay is being published by Penguin Random House in February of 2023.
Kate Isler is a change agent and thought leader. She has over 20 years of international executive leadership gained working for fortune 100 companies to startups and has now turned her passion for supporting gender parity into a thriving business. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of TheWMarketplace, an ecommerce platform built to support women-owned businesses, service providers, and gender-balanced companies. The site is the Economic Engine for Women and earned revenue from the launch day.
Alisha Fernandez Miranda
Alisha Fernandez Miranda is an ex-CEO and the author of My What If Year, coming from Zibby Books in February. Detailing her year of unpaid internships in the dream jobs of her childhood, the book follows her quest to figure out what might have happened if her life had taken a different path. Her writing has been featured in Vogue, Romper and Insider and she is the host of Quit Your Day Job, a podcast that takes you behind the scenes of your dream jobs.
Alisha is a Cuban-American Harvard graduate and lives in Scotland with her husband and twins.
Raj and Anum Shah
Raj and Anum Shah are the co-founders of Zyra App, formerly known as House of Ideas. After 6 years of learning and understanding the biggest SEO pain points for creators (time-starved moms), and investing their life savings into R&D, Anum and Raj finally devised the perfect plugin solution to position blogs for success using timeless SEO techniques, and to optimize SEO automatically using AI and Google Search Console, so that bloggers can see the highest impact for the lowest effort (and cost). Like most blogs, Zyra App is a family-owned (ad)venture.
Daniel is one of the founders of Winno, a venture-backed startup helping creators of all shapes + sizes get paid directly by their biggest fans. He graduated from Tufts University straight into the pandemic and has been working at the intersection of media and tech ever since.
Dorothy Chang is President of Kode With Klossy, the nonprofit coding summer camp founded by supermodel/entrepreneur Karlie Kloss. Dorothy is passionate about changing the culture of technology to ensure that everyone feels welcome and equipped to pursue building their dreams. Prior to joining the organization, she worked in the tech industry for 17 years as a marketing/communications executive and investor, transforming startup brands into category leaders. An entrepreneur at heart, Dorothy once founded a PR agency and a venture capital firm (Liberty City Ventures) in the same year. She holds a BA in Cognitive Science from Yale University.
Alison Piepmeyer is the CMO at Color Factory, a collaborative interactive exhibit that celebrates the power of color and creativity. She works to unlock joy in the everyday through experiences, products and spaces that inspire genuine connection.
A founding member of the team, Alison coordinated the successful launch of the Color Factory’s debut San Francisco exhibit in 2017. Under her leadership, the company has expanded with exhibits in New York, Houston, and Chicago. In addition to guiding the company’s branding and communications strategy, she is in charge of managing corporate brand partnerships, public relations, social media, and customer service.
Alison now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and baby girl.
Chrissy King is an author, speaker, influencer, and educator with a passion for creating a diverse and inclusive wellness industry. She empowers individuals to stop shrinking, start taking up space, and use their energy to create their specific magic in the world. She has been featured in SELF, SHAPE, Health, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, among others. With degrees in Social Justice and Sociology from Marquette University, Chrissy merges her passion for Social Justice and her passion for wellness to work with brands to drive social impact in the influencer space.
Anna has 15 years of financial operations experience, predominantly with JPMorgan Chase, where she spent years within the Chief Administration Office deploying operational effectiveness strategies to 4,700+ branch locations nationwide. After leaving Chase, she found a passion in operations consulting for small startups. Since joining Backd in 2020, she has worked to create an environment where human capital is as important as working capital, developing processes and systems that curate the best workplace in Austin, TX.
Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Franklin University and has completed Executive MBA coursework from Harvard Business School.
Julie Lewis, 38-year AIDS survivor, and mother to Grammy Award winning musician, Ryan Lewis, was infected with HIV through a blood transfusion and given three to five years to live. After years of silence about her disease, she began using her story to make a difference.
Julie founded the 30/30 Project to improve access to healthcare, especially in communities impacted by HIV/AIDS or lacking maternal/prenatal care. The project, so far, has allowed 715,000 patient visits, administered 127,000 HIV tests, and safely delivered over 9,000 babies.
Julie’s memoir, Still Positive, launches in May of 2023.
Wendy Wildfeuer is a strategic marketing executive who has developed and led innovative revenue growth-driving businesses and award-winning brand campaigns focused on storytelling across digital, social, mobile and TV platforms.
Wendy currently serves as co-founder of Motom, a new consumer-facing social shopping platform that gives all creators the power to launch their own storefront where all their content from TikTok, Instagram and YouTube can be made shoppable in one place. Motom’s platform neutrality and exclusive shopping focus will fundamentally change the way consumers can shop across the entire social ecosystem and expand opportunities for all creators, brands and retailers.
As the VP of Marketing and Communications at Mediavine, Jenny Guy loves using her past experience working influencer and affiliate marketing for brands, along with her MFA in Acting and college teaching experience to represent the Mediavine brand she adores.
Heather Tullos is the VP of Publisher Support at Mediavine, authors the food blog Sugar Dish Me and is the keeper of all the dogs. She’s been optimizing sites since before Mediavine had health checks and works best with 94 tabs open.
Paige is the founder of The Legal Paige, a legal educational platform for small businesses. She is a certified Juris Doctor and holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. After working as a federal law clerk, Paige traded in the traditional law life for a virtual one and opened the doors to The Legal Paige in 2018. Her contract shop, podcast, YouTube channel, and blog teach entrepreneurs how to get legally legit in no time without breaking into hives. Law aside, Paige is a Montana mom who loves hiking, lake time, and red wine.
Dalia Hashad is an attorney and campaign strategist. She directs ParentsTogether’s initiative to help make tech platforms safer for children and everyone. Prior to that, she worked with Laura Murphy on the Civil Rights Audit of Facebook commissioned by Sheryl Sandberg. She has negotiated with some of the world’s largest tech giants to secure significant product and policy changes to protect users. At the social advocacy organization, Avaaz, Dalia directed campaigns on a broad range of issues from climate justice to women’s rights. She was Director of the USA Program for Amnesty International and led an initiative at the ACLU for racial justice. Dalia received her BA in Environmental Policy from UC Berkeley and her JD from New York University, School of Law.
Jana Seitzer is the owner/editor of Whisky + Sunshine, a travel and lifestyle blog. A savvy strategist and clever marketing communicator, Jana has extensive marketing, design, and public relations experience. She founded her first company in 1998 and offers nearly 20 years of award-winning experience in corporate communications, print/digital design, and social media strategy. Jana partners as a brand ambassador with companies to promote their products on her site and sells her own designs on Etsy. She frequently speaks at conferences on the business of blogging, including affiliate marketing as a revenue source.
Mimi is an illustrator & motion graphics artist based in Munich. She believes art is more than just a picture, it’s a graceful tool used to communicate, inspire and remind us of that feeling in our heart called joy. It is that joy that she wants to share with you at Alt Summit!
She will document Alt Summit + The Riveter by illustrating YOU – the attendees, the speakers and panels. Alt friends meeting again and new friends chatting over coffee, attendees taking a break in between keynotes. She’ll catch the energy and joy of this Alt Summit 2022 in one big collection of illustrations and if you see her: come say hi, she’ll try to sketch you, too!
Amanda Kingloff is the founder of ProjectKid, 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 published two books with Artisan Books, titled Project Kid and Project Kid: Crafts that Go!. Now, Amanda creates content for various magazines, websites, and brands, hoping to encourage kids to create the worlds they want to live in. In 2022, Pinterest named Amanda “One to Watch” in their 2022 Pinterest Predicts campaign. Amanda lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, two children, and the cutest dog in the world.
Jodi Levine is a lifelong crafter and founder of the SuperMakeIt website and book series, including Candy Aisle Crafts , Paper Good Projects, and her new e-book, Toilet Tube Treasury. all about crafts made from everyday supermarket and recycled materials. After 19 yrs at Martha Stewart Living, she now creates content for brands and publications such as The New York Times, Sesame Street, The Week Junior, Walmart, Mattel, appears on The Today Show, and was a guest judge on HBO’s Craftopia.
Jodi lives in New York with her husband Fred and two sons, Sammy and Lionel.
Sarah has been at the forefront of supporting and creating successful content for the last 14 years. Prior to joining Patreon she co-founded Frolic Media, a company telling female forward love and romance stories, and Big Frame, the first digital-only talent management firm. She helped to establish Big Frame as an industry leading media and talent management company with 300 talent signed, who have a combined 70M+ YouTube subscribers and a total social media reach of 200M+ followers. Sarah’s role at Patreon is to lead the Creator Partnerships team, responsible for acquiring and launching creators successfully on the platform.
Maca is the creative director, HGTV Canada DIY expert & Host, and fashionable founder of online lifestyle destination, Hey Maca! Maca loves collecting eclectic shoes, lemonades connoisseur, confetti afficionado and maker.
Argentine born, Lucia has always loved crafting with a life motto of “you can make something out of anything, anywhere!” Mom, speaker, brand ambassador to many brands, travel aficionado and color lover.
International Retreat Leader, LifeSTYLE Design Coach, and Founder of Sweet Spot Style, Desha Peacock works with entrepreneurial women to upgrade their business and lifeSTYLE. She’s also the author of Create the Style You Crave and Your Creative Work Space.
Peacock holds a master’s degree from The School for International Training, is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator, and has led workshops & retreats across the globe.
Elle Petrillo is a founding member and Director of Strategic Growth at the
trendsetting international personal branding firm, Brand Builders Group. She has been the woman behind the scenes of some of the most influential leaders today.
Her no BS approach is valued as she has spent the last decade partnering with
CEO’s, Founders, Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, & Solopreneurs in their
relentless pursuit for success and impact. Elle is known for cutting through the noise and challenging people to own who they are.
Over the last two decades, Elle has been instrumental in growing two start-ups to 7 + 8 figures and has been featured on Today in Nashville, Thrive Chicago, Authority Magazine, Boss Babe, and other national outlets.
Hitha Palepu is a consummate multi-hyphenate. She is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the CEO of Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals, whose lead product was acquired by Hyloris Pharmaceuticals. She is the author of We’re Speaking: The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris (Little, Brown Spark) and How To Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip (Clarkson Potter). #5SmartReads is her Webby-honored news curation that reaches over 82,000 accounts. Hitha is a sought-after speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, investing, parenting-work juggle, and on diversity and inclusion. She lives in NYC with her husband and two sons.
Kate Voegele is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, recording artist, and creative entrepreneur. She is also an actress, starring on the hit CW show ‘One Tree Hill,’ and founder of the lifestyle company We The Dreamers.
Along with playing thousands of shows touring internationally for the last decade, Kate has also been developing and creating content for We The Dreamers, a blog and lifestyle company that exists to celebrate the power of our collective dreams and inspire creatives to make something from nothing every day.
I started a design agency right out of college and formed a partnership which launched what is still E and I Design. E and I offers creative services across all media, partnering with all the big dogs in Silicon Valley. The agency helps clients cultivate an engaging and lively environment with our Creative Leadership workshop.
I like big goals and strategic solutions. I’ve helped clients win big in retail, build a brand from thin air and transform a marketing department into a creative output machine.
Now I’m the Creative Director at StationeryHQ.com – a platform for designers to bring their product ideas to life and grow their businesses with high end digital printing and white label shipping.
Candace Sheppard, Image Expert, Brand, & Business Strategist, has been an entrepreneur for 17 years. She’s mastered teaching skills that train and transform ambitious visionary women. Her goal is to ensure they’re unlimited and confident in life, love, and at all levels of business. Candace’s unique skill set has led her to work with MTV, VH1, WeTV, NYMag/The Cut, celebrities, and private clients around the world. She’s determined to develop 1,000 women into leaders of powerful movements created from their unique image, identity, and influence.
Leslie Dyste is the Director of Social and Content Marketing at Skillmatics, a learning game &
toy startup for children. Formerly, Leslie led social media marketing at Monti Kids, a Montessori
brand for infants and toddlers, where she grew their social following from 33K to 400K on
Instagram and launched their TikTok channel to pick up more than 100K followers within a year.
Having worked with hundreds of content creators and influencers over her tenure, Leslie shares
insights into how building strong relationships led to massive growth for both the brand and her
content partners. Prior to social media, Leslie spent over a decade in the news business – so
she knows a good story hook when she sees one. Leslie lives in the Bay Area, with her
husband and 2 young boys.
Stephanie graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009 and got into Facebook ads really early. She gained invaluable experience within the industry working with some large brands such as Coca Cola and Capital One and managing over $100 million throughout her career. She decided to take that experience and bring it to small and medium sized businesses with her own media buying company, Digital Insomnia aka Social by Steph. Not only does she offer full service digital ad management, but she also teaches entrepreneurs how to manage ads to grow their businesses.
Mary is the founder of Reprise, a line of plant-based activewear, which she has bootstrapped out of her NYC studio apartment for the last 5 years into a brand that has been featured on Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, Self and Well + Good. She loves to travel and be active. In addition to running her business, she works in Advertising Data & Analytics at GroupM.
Andrea Serrano is a freelance fashion stylist, producer, creative director, and influencer. With
over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry she has used her skills and expertise to help
brands cultivate their vision and curate the look.
On her productions she helps her clients conceptualize photo and video shoots, location scout,
cast talent, hire creative crew, style the wardrobe and props, and art direct on set. Her clients
include Macy’s, Walmart, Toyota, Ford, and Martha Stewart. She has been featured in Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, and Marie Claire.
Olga Krigman started her design career at SVA in NYC and after working as a designer with some of the biggest brands, she began her own company designing greeting cards. 17 years in the making, she has created an exceptional voice in the industry, combining vintage imagery with edgy messaging and beautiful typography. There was a time when she almost lost it all, and built her business back up to its current success. Offensive+Delightful cards can be found in stationery shops around the globe. With a desire to create colorful content in multiple ways, she is also a mom, and a pretty serious lover of cocktails and conversation.
Debbie Bookstaber is the President of ElementAssociates.com, a digital marketing and influencer outreach agency, based in Philadelphia. Debbie has 20 years of marketing experience and has managed online marketing programs responsible for several hundred million dollars in annual sales.
Hayley Barry is the owner of Type Affiliated, a custom lettering design studio based in Provo Utah. Type Affiliated is dedicated to creating high quality custom lettering art in a variety of forms, everything from murals to logos to apparel design. Hayley and her team are dedicated to working with their clients to help them make their goals a reality, creating work that is 100% unique to their brand that will stand out and stand the test of time.
Over the years, Type Affiliated has created illustrations, lettering, sign painting, and design work for so many amazing clients across the United States including HGTV, Johnny Cupcakes, Utah Valley University, Baltimore Magazine, and more.
Along with creating lettering artwork Hayley is dedicated to serving her community of Provo Utah. She currently serves as the President of the Salt Lake City AIGA chapter, the co-host of Creative Collaborative Utah and the founder of the Utah Lettering Club.
Caroline Kalentzos is the Boss Doll + CEO of POSH PR, host of The Boss Doll Podcast, and the luxury lifestyle influencer behind @thecarolinedoll.
She has been recognized as a social media expert by Forbes, is an international speaker and educator, and has worked with brands like Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., and Neiman Marcus. She believes that every day is a celebration and lives by her business slogan, Champagne Is Always The Answer.
Caroline started POSH PR with the intention of working with fashion, beauty and lifestyle entrepreneurs to elevate their brands in order to create the life they had always dreamed of—just like she did when starting her company. Services range from Branding, PR, Social Media, and Content Creation.
With undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology, Counseling, Metaphysics, and a certification in yoga teaching, Brooke Brimm describes herself as a minister of mind, body, and Spirit. She uses self-exploration, yoga, meditation, and healing culinary arts to lead millions on a healing path.
Brooke has authored seven books in her field. She has also founded Brooke Brimm Holistic Ministries, Inc., a non-profit with the mission to help women to be all that they can be.
Brooke is the founder of two facebook communities where she offers support and guidance. Vegan Soul Food, which has 425,00 members who enjoy plant-based food, and also Metaphysical Black Women, a Spiritual group with 2,700 Black women members of all religions.
Sania Jhankar is the Co-Founder & Head of Production at an all-female production company, Luminoustudios. Her company specializes in full-service, branded video production for social media ads, socially-conscious visual stories, web commercials, and crowdfunding campaign videos. The clientele includes Snapchat, Google, Polaroid, Fiverr as well as several startups. Sania Jhankar has been working in the Film & Commercial Industry in New York City for the last decade, and has produced over 150 videos & commercials over the years. As a creative, her feature films have received national and international recognition and awards at prestigious film festivals. Sania has a BFA from NYU in Film/TV.
Sara Dean is a keynote speaker, leadership coach, and podcast host. She supports women who want to become more courageous in their thoughts, actions and conversations by giving them tools to get out of their own way, retrain culturally ingrained negative thought patterns, and cultivate a deeper sense of self trust.
Sara has spoken for Amazon, the City of Seattle, Seattle Start Up Week, the Dr Phil Show, Alt Summit and She Podcasts Live. She is the host of the Shameless Mom Academy podcast, a top rated show that has been downloaded 4.5 million times across 140 countries.
Sareka Unique Is an Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Creator of bright, fun colorful things. She is also a Freelance Marketing Manager and Founder of Black Girls Illustrate. Sareka Grew up in Detroit Michigan and studied Visual Communication Technology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Later, Sareka fell in love with Illustration and Surface Pattern Design and eventually gave into her calling to paint. Since then, she has been using her love of color to transform products and create artwork that evokes a sense of vibrancy and joy while collaborating with brands that align with her passions.
Nicki Traikos is the founder of life i design, a creative brand dedicated to guiding and inspiring fellow artists to have the courage to explore art, paint, create and fall in love with their practice. Nicki is an Artist, Author, and Educator who’s brand partners with Winsor & Newton and Michaels. She has been featured in publications such as Uppercase Compendium, In Her Studio, & Where Women Create. Nicki has helped thousands of artists from around the world fall in love with watercolor through her Watercolors Made Simple online classes.
Monica Barnett is the Founder and Chief Image Curator of Blueprint for Style, a wardrobe styling and personal branding company. She is the author of two books, a professional speaker, a style & branding coach, the curator of your Visual Resume™️, and runs an online style school! Her 14 years of styling and branding experience include being featured on stages around the world and partnering with Marriott International, NBC Universal, Oracle, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and more to fine-tune their employees’ style and personal brands. The focus is always on the power of the first impression.
Nikki Nash is a podcast host, Hay House author, and creator of Market Your Genius, a training and development brand on a mission to equip entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to share and profit from their message. Her book “Market Your Genius” and podcast with the same name, help experts build a profitable online business. When she’s not running one of her businesses, you can find Nikki painting, traveling or spending time with friends and family.
Shawna Brea is a business strategist + mindset coach for women entrepreneurs who have a big mission. She is committed to providing transformational learning environments that help female business owners fully step into a new level of self-leadership. Her focus is on adding depth and dimension to the traditional coaching space, with a range of modalities, methods, and materials that help bring more tangible elements to the process of building a business.
Jaclynn (Jax) Brennan is a Creative Executive and expert on the connection between business
and branding. With over 12 years of experience as a Creative Director for a variety of luxury
fashion brands, and having helped lead over 22 major corporations in executing branding
strategies, she is an authority on taking brands, organizations, and entrepreneurs to the next
level of success.
Jax is also the CEO of Fyli, a female mastermind membership community focused on
educational masterclasses, accountability, peer-to-peer mentorship, leadership advancement
and funding opportunities for early stage female founders.
Robin Zachary is a NYC prop stylist and author of STYLING BEYOND INSTAGRAM. She is the creator of The Prop Styling Experience®, a custom-designed, hands-on workshop, where she guides you in launching a creative career that feeds your soul. She has taught at FIT, the New York Botanical Gardens and West Elm. Her styling clients span corporate brands, national magazines, e-commerce, and social media. As a self-proclaimed smart shopper and vintage junkie with a passion for ephemera and handmade objects, she’s always on the hunt for the next great prop. She believes in the emotional connection between a photograph and its viewer, original storytelling, and the perfectly composed image.
Whitney Lundeen started out as a young, single mother with zero business experience. She built her fashion company, Sonnet James, in six weeks on her kitchen floor. The brand was created for mothers on the go who want to feel comfortable and beautiful. By year four she had passed 1 million in dress sales and by year five she was on Shark Tank and got a female investor, Sara Blakely of Spanx. Her dresses have been seen on Sarah Jessica Parker as well as many other brilliant, kind and fashionable women.
Blaine Tiongson is inspired by things that grow. The San Diego native spent her childhood on three acres of land, zigzagged with creeks and teeming with plants, where a love of nature settled deep in her bones. A life-changing car accident forced Blaine to slow down and she returned to her roots, cultivating a magnificent garden at her home. She decided to pour her creative spirit into making beautiful vessels that would inspire others to connect with nature too, and Momma Pots was born. Since Momma Pots’ humble beginnings in Blaine’s garage through today’s placement in 500-plus stores worldwide, more than one million of her modern designs, made to enhance the plant life they hold, have brought happiness to people’s homes.
I’m Lauren, but everyone online calls me Laur. A full-time creator in NYC, I work on developing systems to architect a more fulfilling and organized life, all while evolving as a creator. You’ll hear me talk about intentional living: Whether it’s using my daily planner, DIY-ing our apartment, planning our 2022 wedding, or sharing my journey as a creator honestly, authentically, out loud and online. Three things keep me busy every day: Our Bernedoodle, Minne, planning the next trip, and documenting a well-lived life.
Quiana Agbai is a decorated connector, communicator and consultant who shares her urban family life on her blog Harlem Lovebirds. A Wellesley College grad with 8 years of ad agency & client-side experience, she launched her own consulting business in 2014 & continues to leverage social media for social change.