KRISTEN HOWERTON RAGE AGAINST THE MINIVAN Kristen is a mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption. In the midst of writing about the raw emotions and experience of motherhood on her blog, she is also a fierce advocate for social justice, orphan care, and the dismantling of systemic racism. Kristen's experience as a family therapist and professor of psychology allows her to speak into parenting issues, and encouraging sharing and reflection in comments. Her blog is about authenticity – and readers return because of this relationship. She is also the co-host of two podcasts: Whypartisan and Selfie.  

KRISTEN HOWERTON
RAGE AGAINST THE MINIVAN

Kristen is a mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption. In the midst of writing about the raw emotions and experience of motherhood on her blog, she is also a fierce advocate for social justice, orphan care, and the dismantling of systemic racism. Kristen's experience as a family therapist and professor of psychology allows her to speak into parenting issues, and encouraging sharing and reflection in comments. Her blog is about authenticity – and readers return because of this relationship. She is also the co-host of two podcasts: Whypartisan and Selfie.  

STACEY FERGUSON BE BLOGALICIOUS Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicous community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media. As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media, she combines media, publishing, coaching and events to inspire women to live richly, with strategies for life design and turning personal passions into viable brands. She is also a technology and advertising attorney by trade and regularly consults with entrepreneurs, startups and established brands on digital and brand strategy. Stacey is a wife and mother of 3 and lives in Maryland.

STACEY FERGUSON
BE BLOGALICIOUS

Stacey is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker, and Chief Curator of the Be Blogalicous community and conferences celebrating diversity among women in social media. As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media, she combines media, publishing, coaching and events to inspire women to live richly, with strategies for life design and turning personal passions into viable brands. She is also a technology and advertising attorney by trade and regularly consults with entrepreneurs, startups and established brands on digital and brand strategy. Stacey is a wife and mother of 3 and lives in Maryland.

JODI LEVINE SUPER MAKE IT Jodi is a lifelong crafter and author of the Super Make It book series and blog. Her 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. She's a regular contributor to Handmade Charlotte, Parents, Family Fun, The Food Network, Real Simple, Moomah and appears occasionally on The Today Show. She lives in NY with her husband and two sons.

JODI LEVINE
SUPER MAKE IT

Jodi is a lifelong crafter and author of the Super Make It book series and blog. Her 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. She's a regular contributor to Handmade Charlotte, Parents, Family Fun, The Food Network, Real Simple, Moomah and appears occasionally on The Today Show. She lives in NY with her husband and two sons.

KIRSTEN NIEMAN SCHOOLHOUSE Kirsten is the director of Brand and Marketing at Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., a cult lighting and lifestyle brand known for its iconic designs and American-made manufacturing. Kirsten has helped Schoolhouse nearly triple in both size and sales during her five-year tenure. With a background in communications, her passion for thoughtful design and home interiors has given her an innate understanding of how people want to live and work. Both as a creative leader and new mom, Kirsten embodies an ethos of "want better, not more" to create authentic brand experiences. 

KIRSTEN NIEMAN
SCHOOLHOUSE

Kirsten is the director of Brand and Marketing at Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., a cult lighting and lifestyle brand known for its iconic designs and American-made manufacturing. Kirsten has helped Schoolhouse nearly triple in both size and sales during her five-year tenure. With a background in communications, her passion for thoughtful design and home interiors has given her an innate understanding of how people want to live and work. Both as a creative leader and new mom, Kirsten embodies an ethos of "want better, not more" to create authentic brand experiences. 

RACHEL MATOS PERENNIAL CHIC Rachel is a Creative Director for social content, exhibited artist and award-winning lifestyle blogger. After earning a graduate degree in Modern Art and Critical Studies at Columbia University, Rachel worked in the museum field for close to 17 years as a lecturer and education programs curator. Utilizing her background in audience development and engagement, 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.

RACHEL MATOS
PERENNIAL CHIC

Rachel is a Creative Director for social content, exhibited artist and award-winning lifestyle blogger. After earning a graduate degree in Modern Art and Critical Studies at Columbia University, Rachel worked in the museum field for close to 17 years as a lecturer and education programs curator. Utilizing her background in audience development and engagement, 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.

MORGAN SPLENLA THE CRAFTER'S BOX Morgan is the founder of The Crafter's Box – an online maker community that pairs thoughtfully curated digital workshops with a shipped kit of specialty tools and materials to complete different monthly workshops. Working with expert artists in a variety of different crafting techniques, The Crafter's Box seeks to bring traditional, sustainable, "grown-up" crafting back into our busy lives. Morgan has a degree in business and philosophy and brings her marketing, financial and strategy insight to a discussion on business viability and brand awareness.

MORGAN SPLENLA
THE CRAFTER'S BOX

Morgan is the founder of The Crafter's Box – an online maker community that pairs thoughtfully curated digital workshops with a shipped kit of specialty tools and materials to complete different monthly workshops. Working with expert artists in a variety of different crafting techniques, The Crafter's Box seeks to bring traditional, sustainable, "grown-up" crafting back into our busy lives. Morgan has a degree in business and philosophy and brings her marketing, financial and strategy insight to a discussion on business viability and brand awareness.

ALI EDWARDS ALI EDWARDS Ali's passion resides in that very special place where the stories and images of life intersect. Her work includes memory keeping product and project design, teaching, and blogging. Author of four books about memory keeping, Ali is well known for authentically capturing everyday life with photos and words and creating memory keeping projects from those moments that pass by in an instant. Ali lives in Eugene, OR with her two children and their cat George Washington.

ALI EDWARDS
ALI EDWARDS

Ali's passion resides in that very special place where the stories and images of life intersect. Her work includes memory keeping product and project design, teaching, and blogging. Author of four books about memory keeping, Ali is well known for authentically capturing everyday life with photos and words and creating memory keeping projects from those moments that pass by in an instant. Ali lives in Eugene, OR with her two children and their cat George Washington.

AMY WEBB THIS LITTLE MIGGY STAYED HOME Miggy is a mother, wife, artist, blogger, special needs advocate and lover of all things beautiful and tasty. She has three daughters one of whom was born with a condition called microgastria and limb reduction complex, which basically means she has limb differences on all four limbs. Coincidentally, she was also born with extra awesome. Miggy features a special needs spotlight on her blog each Friday where she interviews a different family or individual with disabilities or special needs. Undoubtedly, this feature has become the heart of her blog. 

AMY WEBB
THIS LITTLE MIGGY STAYED HOME

Miggy is a mother, wife, artist, blogger, special needs advocate and lover of all things beautiful and tasty. She has three daughters one of whom was born with a condition called microgastria and limb reduction complex, which basically means she has limb differences on all four limbs. Coincidentally, she was also born with extra awesome. Miggy features a special needs spotlight on her blog each Friday where she interviews a different family or individual with disabilities or special needs. Undoubtedly, this feature has become the heart of her blog. 

KALLIE BRANCIFORTE BUT FIRST COFFEE Kallie is the blogger and YouTuber behind "But First, Coffee" where she shares content to help save time and save money. She also has professional experience working in internet marketing and search engine optimization. About year ago she launched Caffeinate and Conquer which married her experience of being an influencer to her background in online marketing strategies. It is designed to help other bloggers and creative influencers grow online through video, collaboration, and SEO.

KALLIE BRANCIFORTE
BUT FIRST COFFEE

Kallie is the blogger and YouTuber behind "But First, Coffee" where she shares content to help save time and save money. She also has professional experience working in internet marketing and search engine optimization. About year ago she launched Caffeinate and Conquer which married her experience of being an influencer to her background in online marketing strategies. It is designed to help other bloggers and creative influencers grow online through video, collaboration, and SEO.

BRITTANY ROBINSON BRR STUDIO Brittany is a social media strategist, speaker, and encourager who desires to see social media used as a tool to shed light and positivity in a dark world. She's the creator of the Brittany R Robinson Studio, a boutique social media agency for creative female entrepreneurs. Her purpose at the BRR Studio is to help female influencers create simple social media strategies and systems that increase their impact, influence, and income.

BRITTANY ROBINSON
BRR STUDIO

Brittany is a social media strategist, speaker, and encourager who desires to see social media used as a tool to shed light and positivity in a dark world. She's the creator of the Brittany R Robinson Studio, a boutique social media agency for creative female entrepreneurs. Her purpose at the BRR Studio is to help female influencers create simple social media strategies and systems that increase their impact, influence, and income.

JAMIE DOROBEK C.R.A.F.T Jamie is an author, DIY enthusiast, social media connoisseur and the creator of C.R.A.F.T., a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Fun Things. Jamie has taught DIY classes at Home Depot, IKEA, and Michaels, and has been a brand ambassador for Elmer's, World Market, and Closetmaid. She has been featured on numerous morning shows across the country as well as the Meredith Viera show. When she is not creating something really awesome, she enjoys eating tacos and exploring Austin with her husband and 2 young kids. 

JAMIE DOROBEK
C.R.A.F.T

Jamie is an author, DIY enthusiast, social media connoisseur and the creator of C.R.A.F.T., a nifty little acronym for Creating Really Awesome Fun Things. Jamie has taught DIY classes at Home Depot, IKEA, and Michaels, and has been a brand ambassador for Elmer's, World Market, and Closetmaid. She has been featured on numerous morning shows across the country as well as the Meredith Viera show. When she is not creating something really awesome, she enjoys eating tacos and exploring Austin with her husband and 2 young kids. 

ELLE ROWLEY SOLLY BABY WRAP Elle is the founder and CEO of baby carrier company Solly Baby, and co-founder of children's clothing line ARQ. Elle made the first Solly Baby wrap in 2011 in the sewing nook of a little house in SLC after the birth of her second child and has grown it to where it is today, a multi-million dollar globally recognized and award-winning brand. Solly Baby is a favorite of celebrity moms from Anne Hathaway to Ayesha Curry. Elle and her husband and business partner, Jared, live in San Diego with their four children.

ELLE ROWLEY
SOLLY BABY WRAP

Elle is the founder and CEO of baby carrier company Solly Baby, and co-founder of children's clothing line ARQ. Elle made the first Solly Baby wrap in 2011 in the sewing nook of a little house in SLC after the birth of her second child and has grown it to where it is today, a multi-million dollar globally recognized and award-winning brand. Solly Baby is a favorite of celebrity moms from Anne Hathaway to Ayesha Curry. Elle and her husband and business partner, Jared, live in San Diego with their four children.

ALLI KOCH ALLI K DESIGNS Alli is the heart and hands behind Alli K Design located in Dallas. The soul purpose of her work is to not only create things  but to inspire others that they too can create beautiful things. Her persistent determination and hustle has helpd Alli K Design rapidly grow in less than three years. Examples of her success include painting murals across the US, her Podcast "Breakfast with Sis," and publishing her book "How to Draw Modern Florals." Alli thrives on good conversations, Chick-fil-A, being surrounded by cacti, and minimal designs.

ALLI KOCH
ALLI K DESIGNS

Alli is the heart and hands behind Alli K Design located in Dallas. The soul purpose of her work is to not only create things  but to inspire others that they too can create beautiful things. Her persistent determination and hustle has helpd Alli K Design rapidly grow in less than three years. Examples of her success include painting murals across the US, her Podcast "Breakfast with Sis," and publishing her book "How to Draw Modern Florals." Alli thrives on good conversations, Chick-fil-A, being surrounded by cacti, and minimal designs.

SAMANTHA ETTUS SAMANTHA ETTUS A world-renowned work-life fulfillment expert, Sam challenges you to examine your relationship with the most important aspects of your life. Tens of thousands of women have benefited from her paradigm for managing their lives. She helps us find that spark within and turn it into a fire. The bestselling author of five books, a writer for Forbes, an entrepreneur, a keynote speaker and a Harvard Business School alum, Sam appears regularly on national media outlets and spent four years hosting a nationally syndicated radio show. Her most recent book is The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction.

SAMANTHA ETTUS
SAMANTHA ETTUS

A world-renowned work-life fulfillment expert, Sam challenges you to examine your relationship with the most important aspects of your life. Tens of thousands of women have benefited from her paradigm for managing their lives. She helps us find that spark within and turn it into a fire. The bestselling author of five books, a writer for Forbes, an entrepreneur, a keynote speaker and a Harvard Business School alum, Sam appears regularly on national media outlets and spent four years hosting a nationally syndicated radio show. Her most recent book is The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction.

JAIME DERRINGER DESIGN MILK Jaime is Founder and Executive Editor of modern design blog Design Milk, which quickly became the "go-to" site for unique modern interiors, home furnishings, art and architecture and is now one of the most popular design blogs reaching millions of readers across the globe through various channels. In 2010 Jaime launched modern design blog Dog Milk to expose dog lovers to pet design that fits their uniquely modern sense of style. Her most recent venture, Adorn Milk, is an online shop devoted to architectural and statement jewelry.

JAIME DERRINGER
DESIGN MILK

Jaime is Founder and Executive Editor of modern design blog Design Milk, which quickly became the "go-to" site for unique modern interiors, home furnishings, art and architecture and is now one of the most popular design blogs reaching millions of readers across the globe through various channels. In 2010 Jaime launched modern design blog Dog Milk to expose dog lovers to pet design that fits their uniquely modern sense of style. Her most recent venture, Adorn Milk, is an online shop devoted to architectural and statement jewelry.

VICTORIA HUDGINS A SUBTLE REVELRY Victoria is founding editor of A Subtle Revelry since 2009, and author to Materially Crafted and 2 other published books. She's a lifestyle business digital course creator and a passionate lover of revelry in the everyday. She lives in Reno where she and her husband are renovating a crazy colorful and festive home along with her twin babies. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, inside Martha Stewart Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Elle Decor and more. She loves the internet and adores the ability it's given her to create her own lifestyle businesses at home.

VICTORIA HUDGINS
A SUBTLE REVELRY

Victoria is founding editor of A Subtle Revelry since 2009, and author to Materially Crafted and 2 other published books. She's a lifestyle business digital course creator and a passionate lover of revelry in the everyday. She lives in Reno where she and her husband are renovating a crazy colorful and festive home along with her twin babies. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, inside Martha Stewart Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Elle Decor and more. She loves the internet and adores the ability it's given her to create her own lifestyle businesses at home.

AMANDA KINGLOFF PROJECT KID Amanda is the founder of Project Kid and the former Lifestyle Director at Parents Magazine, where she oversaw all DIY content for the brand. Before joining Parents, Kingloff worked as a crafter and producer for lifestyle personality Katie Brown. She has written two craft books, posts fresh craft ideas weekly at Project Kid, designs sponsored content for brands, and regularly contributes to a multitude of national magazine publications. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, NY.

AMANDA KINGLOFF
PROJECT KID

Amanda is the founder of Project Kid and the former Lifestyle Director at Parents Magazine, where she oversaw all DIY content for the brand. Before joining Parents, Kingloff worked as a crafter and producer for lifestyle personality Katie Brown. She has written two craft books, posts fresh craft ideas weekly at Project Kid, designs sponsored content for brands, and regularly contributes to a multitude of national magazine publications. She lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, NY.

CAROLINE DRAKE ARMELLE Armelle Blog is a lifestyle blog about creating and living a beautiful life. Its mission is to inspire families and individuals to create and build lasting memories through well thought out meals, traveling and exploring new places together, and creating beautiful surroundings to have a special place to enjoy a happy and fulfilled life. Caroline has been writing Armelle Blog since 2007. She is a wife, and mother of three, and lives in the SLC area.

CAROLINE DRAKE
ARMELLE

Armelle Blog is a lifestyle blog about creating and living a beautiful life. Its mission is to inspire families and individuals to create and build lasting memories through well thought out meals, traveling and exploring new places together, and creating beautiful surroundings to have a special place to enjoy a happy and fulfilled life. Caroline has been writing Armelle Blog since 2007. She is a wife, and mother of three, and lives in the SLC area.

LIZ BOHANNON SSEKO DESIGNS Liz is the co-founder of Sseko Designs which is an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. By providing employment and educational opportunities, Sseko enables women to continue their education and become leaders in their country. Liz and the Sseko story has been featured in dozens of media outlets including: Vogue Magazine, Shark Tank, Good Morning America, O Magazine and others. Among other notable honors, Bloomberg Businessweek named Liz a social entrepreneur to watch, Forbes Magazine named her as a top public speaker, and John Maxwell named Liz one of the top three transformation leaders in America in 2017.

LIZ BOHANNON
SSEKO DESIGNS

Liz is the co-founder of Sseko Designs which is an ethical fashion brand that works to educate and empower women. By providing employment and educational opportunities, Sseko enables women to continue their education and become leaders in their country. Liz and the Sseko story has been featured in dozens of media outlets including: Vogue Magazine, Shark Tank, Good Morning America, O Magazine and others. Among other notable honors, Bloomberg Businessweek named Liz a social entrepreneur to watch, Forbes Magazine named her as a top public speaker, and John Maxwell named Liz one of the top three transformation leaders in America in 2017.

OLIVIA OMEGA OLIVIA OMEGA As an independent branding consultant, speaker and author focused on building entrepreneurial brands, Olivia is the author of Beautifully Branded: Understanding the Anatomy of Brand You. She encourages creative women to walk in their God-given entrepreneurial purpose by empowering them to create an authentically unique brand . . . from strategy to execution and through messaging, identity and branded online experiences, Olivia helps them dance to the beat of their own brand! Olivia loves dancing, disco balls, sewing, yoga, building a business at The Wallace Marketing Group with her husband and raising their three teenagers in Denver.

OLIVIA OMEGA
OLIVIA OMEGA

As an independent branding consultant, speaker and author focused on building entrepreneurial brands, Olivia is the author of Beautifully Branded: Understanding the Anatomy of Brand You. She encourages creative women to walk in their God-given entrepreneurial purpose by empowering them to create an authentically unique brand . . . from strategy to execution and through messaging, identity and branded online experiences, Olivia helps them dance to the beat of their own brand! Olivia loves dancing, disco balls, sewing, yoga, building a business at The Wallace Marketing Group with her husband and raising their three teenagers in Denver.

SUSIE BULLOCH HEY GRILL HEY Susie is a Guinness World Record holding griller (twice!), a local and national lifestyle television contributor, a KCBS certified BBQ judge, BBQ instructor, and self-published author. She built her BBQ food blog from nothing to a full time income for her and her husband in under 3 years. She believes in the power of defining your niche, narrowing your focus, and becoming an expert in your field. Oh, and smoked brisket. She definitley believes in the power of smoked brisket.

SUSIE BULLOCH
HEY GRILL HEY

Susie is a Guinness World Record holding griller (twice!), a local and national lifestyle television contributor, a KCBS certified BBQ judge, BBQ instructor, and self-published author. She built her BBQ food blog from nothing to a full time income for her and her husband in under 3 years. She believes in the power of defining your niche, narrowing your focus, and becoming an expert in your field. Oh, and smoked brisket. She definitley believes in the power of smoked brisket.

AMANDA GENTIS HANDMADE MOOD Amanda is a former elementary school teacher who followed a love of photography to a career as a family and children's photographer, which lead to Handmade Mood (fulfills the crafty needs) and Alamo City Moms Blog (fulfills the community needs). She counts among her lucky stars that she blogs for a living, her sassy 5 year old and her college sweetheart husband. A native Texan, Amanda grew up in fabulous Austin and calls cozy San Antonio home.

AMANDA GENTIS
HANDMADE MOOD

Amanda is a former elementary school teacher who followed a love of photography to a career as a family and children's photographer, which lead to Handmade Mood (fulfills the crafty needs) and Alamo City Moms Blog (fulfills the community needs). She counts among her lucky stars that she blogs for a living, her sassy 5 year old and her college sweetheart husband. A native Texan, Amanda grew up in fabulous Austin and calls cozy San Antonio home.

CARLY MORGAN CAMP CARLY Carly is a writer, photographer, and artist based in SLC. She's the voice behind Camp Carly, Ever Clever Mom, and Utah Kids 365. When she's not running her three blogs, her three kids are probably running her. Outside of her work, kids, and husband, there's nothing she enjoys more than a well-curated Instagram feed.   

CARLY MORGAN
CAMP CARLY

Carly is a writer, photographer, and artist based in SLC. She's the voice behind Camp Carly, Ever Clever Mom, and Utah Kids 365. When she's not running her three blogs, her three kids are probably running her. Outside of her work, kids, and husband, there's nothing she enjoys more than a well-curated Instagram feed. 

 

MIRANDA ANDERSON LIVE FREE CREATIVE Miranda is a maker, adventurer, creative mama, and the blogger behind Live Free Creative Company. She shares design ideas and inspiration to live a simple life with less stuff and more adventure, as well as DIY projects to inspire creativity. 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.

MIRANDA ANDERSON
LIVE FREE CREATIVE

Miranda is a maker, adventurer, creative mama, and the blogger behind Live Free Creative Company. She shares design ideas and inspiration to live a simple life with less stuff and more adventure, as well as DIY projects to inspire creativity. 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.

KELLY BEALL DESIGN CRUSH Kelly is the founder and editor of Design Crush, a freelance graphic designer and writer, and creator of the #365quotes2017 project on Instagram. Staying true to her less is more attitude, each post on the ten year old site is kept short and sweet as Kelly shares anything and everything with a minimal and modern aesthetic. She has ben featured on Elle Decor, Martha Stewart, and Dwell among other notable sites.

KELLY BEALL
DESIGN CRUSH

Kelly is the founder and editor of Design Crush, a freelance graphic designer and writer, and creator of the #365quotes2017 project on Instagram. Staying true to her less is more attitude, each post on the ten year old site is kept short and sweet as Kelly shares anything and everything with a minimal and modern aesthetic. She has ben featured on Elle Decor, Martha Stewart, and Dwell among other notable sites.

DE'ANA FIERCE THE MODELING STANDARD Effortless and Authentic: this is what De'Ana Fierce is all about. Sharing photography posing and on-camera confidence tips that help all women feel and look confident in front of the camera, De'Ana believes that everyone can look and feel awesome, authentically. As a professional online influencer and model with over 8 years of experience, her work exudes her motto: Igniting Inspiration in Every Woman to Express the Confidence they store inside.

DE'ANA FIERCE
THE MODELING STANDARD

Effortless and Authentic: this is what De'Ana Fierce is all about. Sharing photography posing and on-camera confidence tips that help all women feel and look confident in front of the camera, De'Ana believes that everyone can look and feel awesome, authentically. As a professional online influencer and model with over 8 years of experience, her work exudes her motto: Igniting Inspiration in Every Woman to Express the Confidence they store inside.

SARAH JAMES WHOORL Sarah is the author of Whoorl, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on clean beauty, unfussy style, and a mindful approach to daily life. Over the past decade, Sarah has written about everything under the sun – with her finger on the pulse of the modern woman's lifestyle, she's happy to share her successes and challenges, and is open and authentic in bringing that conversation to the table. Sarah also co-hosts Selfie, a weekly podcast about self-care in the modern world.

SARAH JAMES
WHOORL

Sarah is the author of Whoorl, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on clean beauty, unfussy style, and a mindful approach to daily life. Over the past decade, Sarah has written about everything under the sun – with her finger on the pulse of the modern woman's lifestyle, she's happy to share her successes and challenges, and is open and authentic in bringing that conversation to the table. Sarah also co-hosts Selfie, a weekly podcast about self-care in the modern world.

TAYLOR LOREN LATER Taylor leads marketing at Later.com, the #1 Instagram marketing platform. She loves helping people grow their own business through Instagram and blogging, and is passionate about empowering women in their careers. Taylor was named a LinkedIn Top Voice for marketing and social media in 2016, and awarded Best Startup Marketing in 2017 from the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals. You can follow her adventures in marketing and travel on @taylor.loren + @localwan

TAYLOR LOREN
LATER

Taylor leads marketing at Later.com, the #1 Instagram marketing platform. She loves helping people grow their own business through Instagram and blogging, and is passionate about empowering women in their careers. Taylor was named a LinkedIn Top Voice for marketing and social media in 2016, and awarded Best Startup Marketing in 2017 from the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals. You can follow her adventures in marketing and travel on @taylor.loren + @localwan

QUIANA AGBAI HARLEM LOVEBIRDS Since 2009 Quiana has been exploring young family life on her blog Harlem Lovebirds. A Wellesley College alum with 8 years of ad agency experience, Quiana took a leap of faith launching Trifecta Media Group, a consulting firm for small businesses with her NYC-based sisters. A certified Toastmaster, she has appeared on The Chew and The Dr. Oz Show discussing her passion of food and also enjoys traveling and reading when her 7-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son give her a break! In 2016 the Lovebirds returned to Boston where she and her husband first met 19 years ago as college sweethearts.

QUIANA AGBAI
HARLEM LOVEBIRDS

Since 2009 Quiana has been exploring young family life on her blog Harlem Lovebirds. A Wellesley College alum with 8 years of ad agency experience, Quiana took a leap of faith launching Trifecta Media Group, a consulting firm for small businesses with her NYC-based sisters. A certified Toastmaster, she has appeared on The Chew and The Dr. Oz Show discussing her passion of food and also enjoys traveling and reading when her 7-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son give her a break! In 2016 the Lovebirds returned to Boston where she and her husband first met 19 years ago as college sweethearts.

ILANA WILES MOMMY SHORTS Ilana is the creator of Mommy Shorts, an award winning Instagram account and parenting blog about raising daughters in NYC. She was just named on of Forbes's Top 10 Parenting Influencers, won 2017's Blogger of the Year at Mom 2.0 Summit and was nominated for a Shorty Award. Her account @mommyshorts was named Parents Magazine's #1 Instagram to follow. She's the author of "The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting" and creator of the popular meme account @AverageParentProblems. 

ILANA WILES
MOMMY SHORTS

Ilana is the creator of Mommy Shorts, an award winning Instagram account and parenting blog about raising daughters in NYC. She was just named on of Forbes's Top 10 Parenting Influencers, won 2017's Blogger of the Year at Mom 2.0 Summit and was nominated for a Shorty Award. Her account @mommyshorts was named Parents Magazine's #1 Instagram to follow. She's the author of "The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting" and creator of the popular meme account @AverageParentProblems

RACHEL NILSSON RAGS When finances were tight, Rachel started selling her kids' clothing on Instagram. She soon noticed that the stuff that was selling the fastest was the clothing that she had made herself, and that her unique designs had potential. From her style and voice, to her innovative designs, Rachel has built a loyal following and a multi-million dollar brand, doubling in size year over year. Rags has been featured on Shark Tank, worn by celeb tots, and been covered by top publications including Vogue. Her weekly drops of limited edition styles sell out in minutes. 

RACHEL NILSSON
RAGS

When finances were tight, Rachel started selling her kids' clothing on Instagram. She soon noticed that the stuff that was selling the fastest was the clothing that she had made herself, and that her unique designs had potential. From her style and voice, to her innovative designs, Rachel has built a loyal following and a multi-million dollar brand, doubling in size year over year. Rags has been featured on Shark Tank, worn by celeb tots, and been covered by top publications including Vogue. Her weekly drops of limited edition styles sell out in minutes. 

SAMANTHA BROXTON RAISING SELF Samantha is a global commercial bank VP for a Fortune 100 financial institution in Southern California. Personally, she's a hipster mom of two small children, a no-chill wife to her college sweetheart and a Bibliophile who reads about two books a month. When not in the office, she volunteers with organizations like Black Girls Code, freelances as a photographer, and in her "spare time," runs a natural hair and living site: Sisterlocked and overshares about her favorite books, marriage and #momlife on her blog RaisingSelf. She's passionate about social entrepreneurship, creativity, and storytelling. 

SAMANTHA BROXTON
RAISING SELF

Samantha is a global commercial bank VP for a Fortune 100 financial institution in Southern California. Personally, she's a hipster mom of two small children, a no-chill wife to her college sweetheart and a Bibliophile who reads about two books a month. When not in the office, she volunteers with organizations like Black Girls Code, freelances as a photographer, and in her "spare time," runs a natural hair and living site: Sisterlocked and overshares about her favorite books, marriage and #momlife on her blog RaisingSelf. She's passionate about social entrepreneurship, creativity, and storytelling. 

ALEX EVJEN AVE STYLES Deemed Business Insider and InStyle Magazine's Top Pinner, Alex has helped countless brands such as Target, Home Depot, and Anthropologie create digital content that keeps consumers wanting more and making products fly off the shelves. With her creative eye and her strategic mind, she excels at helping brands incorporate Pinterest into their overall digital strategy and use this powerful platform to anticipate every-changing consumer trends. In a sea of perfect squares and rectangles, she carefully balances transparency and beauty that connects with her audience and satisfies her clients.

ALEX EVJEN
AVE STYLES

Deemed Business Insider and InStyle Magazine's Top Pinner, Alex has helped countless brands such as Target, Home Depot, and Anthropologie create digital content that keeps consumers wanting more and making products fly off the shelves. With her creative eye and her strategic mind, she excels at helping brands incorporate Pinterest into their overall digital strategy and use this powerful platform to anticipate every-changing consumer trends. In a sea of perfect squares and rectangles, she carefully balances transparency and beauty that connects with her audience and satisfies her clients.

JOSIE LAURITSEN LEE THE TALENT PLEDGE Josie is co-founder of The Talent Pledge, a modern humanitarian movement where creativity meets compassion: Turn your talents into a simple fundraiser for a cause you care about, once a year. With a growing global community, The Talent Pledge enables busy people to support urgent causes, right from where they are, using their own talents. Josie is also co-founder of #Read4Refugees, an annual worldwide "read-in" that has garnered the support of the world's top literary talent. Josie hold a PhD from Cornell University, is the proud mom of four great kids and is married to one helluva guy.

JOSIE LAURITSEN LEE
THE TALENT PLEDGE

Josie is co-founder of The Talent Pledge, a modern humanitarian movement where creativity meets compassion: Turn your talents into a simple fundraiser for a cause you care about, once a year. With a growing global community, The Talent Pledge enables busy people to support urgent causes, right from where they are, using their own talents. Josie is also co-founder of #Read4Refugees, an annual worldwide "read-in" that has garnered the support of the world's top literary talent. Josie hold a PhD from Cornell University, is the proud mom of four great kids and is married to one helluva guy.

SARA DOWNEY ROBINSON RISE UP YOGA Sara is the Founder and President of Rise Up Yoga a 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings trauma-informated yoga into low-income public schools. She left her career in marketing to follow her real passion of helping underserved children and other vulnerable communities. She works with children and adults experiencing extreme poverty, food insecurity, homelessness, abuse and addiction. Sara also partners with A Stronger Cord and The Denver Rescue Mission to teach yoga for the New Life Program and works with children at The Denver Hospice Grief Center. 

SARA DOWNEY ROBINSON
RISE UP YOGA

Sara is the Founder and President of Rise Up Yoga a 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings trauma-informated yoga into low-income public schools. She left her career in marketing to follow her real passion of helping underserved children and other vulnerable communities. She works with children and adults experiencing extreme poverty, food insecurity, homelessness, abuse and addiction. Sara also partners with A Stronger Cord and The Denver Rescue Mission to teach yoga for the New Life Program and works with children at The Denver Hospice Grief Center. 

JANSSEN BRADSHAW EVERYDAY READING Janssen is the author of Everyday Reading, a family lifestyle blog 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. Everyday Reading also features ideas for family life, including home decor, meal ideas, travel tips, and personal style inspiration. Janssen and her husband live with their daughters in Phoenix where Janssen always has all their library cards maxed out.

JANSSEN BRADSHAW
EVERYDAY READING

Janssen is the author of Everyday Reading, a family lifestyle blog 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. Everyday Reading also features ideas for family life, including home decor, meal ideas, travel tips, and personal style inspiration. Janssen and her husband live with their daughters in Phoenix where Janssen always has all their library cards maxed out.

JANELLE REEVES JANELLE IN REAL LIFE Janelle began blogging in 2013 when, as a brand-new mom, she struggled finding fashion inspiration that she could afford and fit her new body type. Janelle in Real Life is now a blog that mixes fashion finds with some of her everyday life, including parenting a child with special needs. She prides herself on being real and honest in her blogging, giving truthful reviews and sharing the ups and downs of her experiences. She works part time in marketing and enjoys photography, online shopping, baking, and making new friends!

JANELLE REEVES
JANELLE IN REAL LIFE

Janelle began blogging in 2013 when, as a brand-new mom, she struggled finding fashion inspiration that she could afford and fit her new body type. Janelle in Real Life is now a blog that mixes fashion finds with some of her everyday life, including parenting a child with special needs. She prides herself on being real and honest in her blogging, giving truthful reviews and sharing the ups and downs of her experiences. She works part time in marketing and enjoys photography, online shopping, baking, and making new friends!

BETHANY TRAN WEFT AND WARP BRANDING As an entrepreneur, Bethany understands how hard it can be to talk to your customers effectively, simply because as a business owner, you're too close to your product. With 15 years of marketing experience, she works with business owners to help them simplify their business' story, while creating extremely effective marketing that turns browsers into buyers and customers into raving fans. She brews her own kombucha, thinks unicorns may actually exist, and finds coffee to be the fastest way to her heart.

BETHANY TRAN
WEFT AND WARP BRANDING

As an entrepreneur, Bethany understands how hard it can be to talk to your customers effectively, simply because as a business owner, you're too close to your product. With 15 years of marketing experience, she works with business owners to help them simplify their business' story, while creating extremely effective marketing that turns browsers into buyers and customers into raving fans. She brews her own kombucha, thinks unicorns may actually exist, and finds coffee to be the fastest way to her heart.

SARAH ROBERTS FRANKLY ENTERTAINING Sarah is a blogger at Frankly Entertaining and Handmade Mood. She is the wife of a genius engineer and a mom to six amazing kids. Sarah believes in the power of food to nurture and strengthen relationships. She's never met a carb she didn't love. Sarah has a degree in French, which she uses absolutely never (unless you count listening to French podcasts), while living the dream in small town Alaska!

SARAH ROBERTS
FRANKLY ENTERTAINING

Sarah is a blogger at Frankly Entertaining and Handmade Mood. She is the wife of a genius engineer and a mom to six amazing kids. Sarah believes in the power of food to nurture and strengthen relationships. She's never met a carb she didn't love. Sarah has a degree in French, which she uses absolutely never (unless you count listening to French podcasts), while living the dream in small town Alaska!

CYNDIE SPIEGEL THE COMMUNITY OF US Cyndie is a Brooklyn-based small business consultant, coach, and TEDx speaker. She is also the founder of The Collective (of Us), a small business accelerator for women and The Community (of Us), an online hub for conversation and change-making community. She is on a mission to empower 100,000 women to build BOLD businesses by the year 2020. Her straight talk and visionary perspective on creating women-owned businesses, overcoming imposter complex and embracing fear inspire women globally to build bold, profitable businesses. She is a sought-after speaker for creative conferences around the country and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post.

CYNDIE SPIEGEL
THE COMMUNITY OF US

Cyndie is a Brooklyn-based small business consultant, coach, and TEDx speaker. She is also the founder of The Collective (of Us), a small business accelerator for women and The Community (of Us), an online hub for conversation and change-making community. She is on a mission to empower 100,000 women to build BOLD businesses by the year 2020. Her straight talk and visionary perspective on creating women-owned businesses, overcoming imposter complex and embracing fear inspire women globally to build bold, profitable businesses. She is a sought-after speaker for creative conferences around the country and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post.

CASSANDRA RUSSELL THE ART JOURNALIST Self-care expert, Cassandra is a gifted speaker, published author, fine artist, blogger, psychic innovator and intuitive. Supermom to two tweens, she is also an award winning family studies scholar. She has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, creating countless innovative projects. Her corporate marketing and design experience includes working with bigger brands like Bell, Revlon, Dr. Scholl's, Proctor and Gamble and many others.  As founder of The Art Journalist blog, she helps you become motivated to get the self-directed, joy filled, stress free life you desire. As a self-care expert, she helps you increase your wealth and well being by showing you how to design your own self-care practice. 

CASSANDRA RUSSELL
THE ART JOURNALIST

Self-care expert, Cassandra is a gifted speaker, published author, fine artist, blogger, psychic innovator and intuitive. Supermom to two tweens, she is also an award winning family studies scholar. She has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, creating countless innovative projects. Her corporate marketing and design experience includes working with bigger brands like Bell, Revlon, Dr. Scholl's, Proctor and Gamble and many others.  As founder of The Art Journalist blog, she helps you become motivated to get the self-directed, joy filled, stress free life you desire. As a self-care expert, she helps you increase your wealth and well being by showing you how to design your own self-care practice. 

LIZ STANLEY SAY YES Say Yes is one of the leading family and women's lifestyle blogs for over a decade on the web, and continues to receive regular blogging awards in the categories of lifestyle, food, craft, and family topics. In addition to attracting avid readers worldwide, Say Yes also works with loyal household brands like Target, Martha Stewart, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and Ford, who come back again and again for high quality photography and creative brand integration.

LIZ STANLEY
SAY YES

Say Yes is one of the leading family and women's lifestyle blogs for over a decade on the web, and continues to receive regular blogging awards in the categories of lifestyle, food, craft, and family topics. In addition to attracting avid readers worldwide, Say Yes also works with loyal household brands like Target, Martha Stewart, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and Ford, who come back again and again for high quality photography and creative brand integration.