Thank you to our sponsors:
For sponsorship information, please email [email protected]. Follow along as we will continue to announce additional speakers, panelists, sessions, giveaways, and more!
We’re incredibly excited to bring all of the incredible community resources together for one day to help local moms grow, learn from one another, network, and leave INSPIRED!
Let’s lean into moms in our community through in-person networking and empower one another!
Mark your calendars! Join us on Thursday April 11th at Bell Works! Tickets to The Monmouth Mom Summit are now available (register here!). We’re on a mission to inspire moms seeking to grow their careers and pursue their dreams. For Local Mompreneurs, working professionals, and moms planning to join the workforce:
- Keynote Speaker, Adriana Carrig
- Career Inspiration
- Local Advisors
- Guest Speakers and Panel
- Breakout Sessions
- Local Companies
- Local Vendors
- Working Mom Resources
- Educational Experiences
From work-life balance tips and mompreneur sessions to career recruitment and education, moms will leave feeling energized, motivated, and inspired! Listen in on Panels and Sessions full of successful moms eager to share their own journey and how they grew their careers. Moms will also meet and hear from:
- Financial Advisors
- Recruiting Agencies
- Local Businesses
- Local Childcare Services
- Meal Delivery Services
- Local Colleges and Universities
- NJ Government agencies working to provide better
resources to moms in business and work
- Local Networking Groups
- Life and Business Coaches
- Mental Health Professionals
- and so much more!
KEY NOTE SPEAKER
Key Note Speaker
After years of bullying, Adriana started making bracelets in college for herself and her sorority sisters. The wearable affirmations reminded them of their worth, and got them through the tough times together. Ten years and millions of bracelets later, the Little Words Project™ community is living proof that kindness is a superpower. A mom of two, Adriana will speak on the importance of putting yourself first (yes even as a mother) and in doing so, you will show up better as a mom, an employee or boss, and your general sense of self will lift. When that happens, you will find life opening up for you. She will also speak to her experience navigating difficulty and coming out the other end recognizing how important it was to go through that difficulty as it led her to where she is now.
Kayla Giovinazzo is the Creative Director of Eat Clean Bro, a company founded in January of 2013 by Jamie Giovinazzo, her husband. It was formed with a seemingly simple goal in mind, and this was to turn one man’s vision of bringing health to your doorstep, into a reality. After working alongside Jamie since 2015, Kayla gave birth to her son, Giorgio, in 2018 and soon after, in 2019 Kayla was recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Eat Clean Bro’s explosive growth and excellence in the food and beverage world. She was pregnant at the time with the couple’s daughter, Santina, born in January of 2020.
Trisha Farmer is the Vice President, of Children’s Care Transformation Services at Hackensack Meridian Health. In this role, she is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of Hackensack Meridian Children’s Hospitals and services. Prior to this role, she was the Vice President of regional Partnerships and Operations at Connecticut Children’s. Trisha has served in multiple children’s healthcare leadership and executive roles and has extensive experience in healthcare operations, risk management, patient safety and quality, compliance, regulatory, strategy, and business development areas.
More about Trisha A. Farmer
Beyond her passion for advancing children’s healthcare, Trisha has a personal passion for women’s professional development and has spent time coaching, mentoring, and sponsoring others. Trisha attended Yale University to obtain her Master in Business Administration (MBA). She also holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Yale University and is a pediatric clinical specialist (CNS). Trisha graduated Cum Laude with a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Hartford. She has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing and has sat on several professional and community-based boards.
More about Emanuela Arreaga
Meet Alexa Stimpfel, the visionary entrepreneur behind The Shoe Fairy, a groundbreaking company that is transforming the world of heels. As the founder and owner of this innovative brand, Alexa is on a mission to redefine the clear heel, one step at a time. She is also the force behind her newest venture, My Power, a purpose-packed passion project that brings strength through bracelets.
Alexa is a mother to a beautiful baby boy and just like the rest of us, trying to figure out how to balance business, baby, and life!
Julia Au | Chief Executive Officer
As the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tempaper & Co.., I have always had a natural ability to lead and a strong drive to own and operate a company. Upon founding Tempaper, I immediately focused on obtaining a patent and establishing exclusive & strong partnerships with our supplier and manufacturers. From inception, I focused on building the company’s infrastructure, managing the cash flow and reviewing all legal agreements. I have always stayed true to my roots, ensuring the manufacturing and production of Tempaper stays within the USA. Today, I manage the company’s extensive business operations. I have scaled Tempaper’s revenue to an impressive annual growth rate of 34% and expanded its reach immensely. I am beyond proud that Tempaper is now the house-hold brand of peel-and-stick wallpaper.
Jennifer Matthews | Co-Founder + Chief Creative Officer:
Jennifer Matthews is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Tempaper. Jennifer graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and French studies. After graduating, she taught in France, followed by a position at Entertainment Weekly in the design and photography department. Her interest in interior design formed while working in NYC on production sets with her aunt, who was a set decorator. Inspired by the idea of self-adhesive wallpaper, and with a fierce determination to revolutionize a home décor category, Jennifer launched Tempaper, the first removable wallpaper of its kindwith her twin sister in 2008.
Since the company’s inception, Jennifer has led the business overseeing the Art and Marketing Departments. She has collaborated with industry influencers such as alice + olivia, Bobby Berk, goop, The Novogratz, among others. Jennifer’s work has established Tempaper as the designer brand of removable wallpaper and a go-to for design mavens and top-tier outlets including Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Domino, Oprah Magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Jennifer is a member of the Female Founder Collective and has made multiple appearances on QVC. She currently lives with her husband and three children, Jack and Vivienne (twins!), and Ava in Allenwood, New Jersey.
In 2018, Jennifer & Julia were awarded a Bronze Stevie Award for female-owned company of the year. In 2022 & 2023, Tempaper & Co. was named Best Wallpaper Supplier by Home Accents Today. Tempaper is a proud, certified member of the Women’s Business Enterprise and the BBB. I have also made several appearances on QVC.
I’m a mom, an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, a yoga enthusiast, a wife, cat-mom, an early riser, coffee connoisseur, corporate dropout and a Master Certified NLP Practitioner and Trainer, Master Certified Success & Life coach, Master Certified Hypnotherapist, Master Certified TIME Techniques Practitioner, + EFT Practitioner. After spending the better half of a decade searching for fulfillment in the corporate world, chasing salary increases and “landing my dream job”, I realized I was empty. I had completely lost my sense of purpose, realizing that I was in a constant state of boredom and frustration.
We’ve all heard of the ugly cry, right? Well I remember my own meltdown, drowning in my own negative self-talk, fears and “what-if’s”, but what I remember even more clearly was thinking “If not now, when?” That moment I decided that I was going to make it my life’s mission to empower women from around the world to pursue their true calling by shifting their identity and smashing their fears, so that they too could create an authentic and fulfilling life, on their terms.
More about Amanda Bybel
Carla Bushey is an entrepreneur, content creator, book author, and product developer. She attended culinary school and graduated with a diploma in Culinary Arts and Pastry. After 14 years of work in the food industry, Carla decided to utilize her creativity to start her own business. She co-founded Oak Hill Farms in 2018 as a way to share her passion for living life more intentionally and back to basics. She started growing a garden, raising farm animals, and developing natural farm-to-skin products that she sold online and at local markets. Seeing instant success, in the middle of the COVID pandemic, Carla opened the Oak Hill Farms Barn, a retail farm and destination. Within the first year, she saw her sales triple.
More about Carla Bushey & Oak Hill Farms
More About this Session
Discover how harnessing the power of community can propel your business in a way you never imagined! In this session, you’ll learn how to authentically elevate your brand awareness, forge deeper connections with your audience, and break free from the constraints of social media as we uncover alternative approaches to fostering meaningful connections. You’ll gain insights into building a community strategy that resonates with your audience and learn strategies for planning and leveraging content creation to grow your community organically. Prepare to walk away equipped with actionable steps to build an engaged community that supports your business and becomes an integral part of your brand’s identity.
What we’ll cover:
✨Uncover the secrets to seamlessly integrate your online and offline presence for a holistic community-building approach.
🌱Learn to create communities that you own, extending your influence beyond the confines of social platforms.
🔗Learn practical, hands-on strategies that you can implement right away, ensuring you leave the session armed with the tools for immediate action.
Learn More About Ingrid Zapata Read
Ingrid Zapata Read is a career professional and the founder of Working Momkind – a multifaceted venture on a mission to empower and support moms from all walks of life. Her passion for empowering moms came right after her first son’s birth when she realized the importance of community within motherhood and set off to build it. She is also the founder of GWC, a community and consulting business designed for fellow community builders, reflecting her passion for fostering connections both personally and professionally. Now calling New Jersey home with her husband and two sons, Ingrid brings a personal touch to her role, feeling intimately connected to the struggles and aspirations of each member of the community she’s cultivated.
Love, Marriage, and Career: Insights from a Monmouth Mom Family Law Attorney
Though it may seem unromantic, there are practical steps to take before and during a marriage to protect yourself while remaining happily married. Amanda Massey, a family law attorney with Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C. based in Bell Works in Holmdel, shares tips and insights based on her personal journey of juggling her career and family (including two young children) as a lifelong Monmouth County resident, as well as her experience practicing family law in Monmouth County.
More about this Session!
In this discussion, Amanda will discuss her own experiences as the daughter of a working mom as well as juggling her family while maintaining and growing her career. She will discuss tips for safeguarding yourself, your family, and your career while maintaining a happy and healthy relationship with your spouse. Topics will include financial literacy, career advice (even for those taking a pause from employment to focus on their family), as well as a discussion on navigating the many faces of domestic violence in a relationship. Gain insights, resources, and support to safeguard your well-being with a question and answer portion.
Set Goals like a CEO
Setting goals using my Credentialed Coach Method makes “setting the goal” to “getting the goal” a done deal. You are about to stop with the “dip your toes” into manifesting your dream life and blow your own mind with how powerful setting goals the way I teach it can be. Get ready to literally collapse time and quantum leap to your next level self. The workshop consists of powerful techniques that harness your super powers, enhance the energy of your inner rockstar and transmute the power of your ego. Imagine what’s possible when you channel your CEO self… every day.
Inside The Workshop you will:
- Learn the difference between identity + performance based goals
- Understand the logical levels of change
- Embody the energy and confidence of your Next Level Self
- Learn to set goals with the CEO mindset + achieve them every time
Learn More About Amanda Bybel
I’m a mom, an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, a yoga enthusiast, a wife, cat-mom, an early riser, coffee connoisseur, corporate dropout and a Master Certified NLP Practitioner and Trainer, Master Certified Success & Life coach, Master Certified Hypnotherapist, Master Certified TIME Techniques Practitioner, + EFT Practitioner.
After spending the better half of a decade searching for fulfillment in the corporate world, chasing salary increases and “landing my dream job”, I realized I was empty. I had completely lost my sense of purpose, realizing that I was in a constant state of boredom and frustration.
We’ve all heard of the ugly cry, right? Well I remember my own meltdown, drowning in my own negative self-talk, fears and “what-if’s”, but what I remember even more clearly was thinking “If not now, when?”
That moment I decided that I was going to make it my life’s mission to empower women from around the world to pursue their true calling by shifting their identity and smashing their fears, so that they too could create an authentic and fulfilling life, on their terms.
I had always been a believer that we can have and do anything our heart desires. For me, training powerful and transformational coaches is the ultimate way to give back. It is my absolute obsession to help you connect with your potent power, access your inner superpowers, and unleash the magic that has been there all along.
New Jersey Economic Development Authority
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will be hosting a session filled with helpful information on grants and resources for small businesses in New Jersey.
NJEDA Small Business Grant Programs include:
- Open to NJ small businesses, nonprofits, and home-based businesses.
- Reimbursement grant for interior and exterior renovations, the purchase and installation of new furniture, fixtures, and equipment. The work must be completed, and items paid for within two years from the date of application.
- Reimbursement is 50% of total cost, up to $50,000 maximum award.
- Program details and grant application are on the NJEDA website.
- Open to NJ small businesses with a new 5-year (or longer) lease of street level space, between 250 and 10,000 square feet. Amended leases may be eligible if additional space is added.
- Lease must be executed within the previous 12 months from the grant application date.
- Grant award is 20% of annual lease payment upon grant approval, and a second 20% payment of the annual lease amount after one year.
- Program details and grant application are on the NJEDA website.
- Open to NJ restaurants, retail, and personal care businesses that operate from a commercial location.
- Free E-Commerce and digital marketing consulting such as website development, website optimization, E-Commerce platform, online ordering, online appointment booking, and digital marketing plans.
- This program is consultant led; business owners should reach out directly to approved vendors to get started. There is no online application through the NJEDA.
More About Shannon Russell
Turning Your Light On
Protect your brand legally – Basics of Trademark and Copyright Laws & Brand protection on social media through Intellectual Property Law
Shahrina Ankhi-Krol, Esq. is a distinguished attorney and the founder of Ankhi-Krol Law. Founded in 2012, Ankhi-Krol Law has become a leading legal service provider that caters exclusively to the needs of start-ups, small businesses, and entrepreneurs all over the country. The firm’s areas of practice are: Business, Contract, Trademark, and Copyright laws.
Session 1: Protect your brand legally – Basics of Trademark and Copyright Laws
In this 45-minute engaging session, you will learn the basics of Trademark and Copyright Laws. You will understand and appreciate how these laws can be utilized to start, maintain, and/or expand your business and/or brand.
Session 2: Brand protection on social media through Intellectual Property Law
Social media is an integral part of brand building and brand recognition. In this 45-minute session, you will learn the legal do’s and don’ts of social media; how to strengthen and monetize your brand on and offline; how to deter “copycats;” and how to avoid being sued for infringement.
More about Shahrina
Shahrina is an eighth time Rising Star Super Lawyer, a recognition given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each State, each year. Apart from her legal expertise, Ms. Ankhi-Krol is a recognized figure in the small business world. Her numerous presentations at business conferences, expositions, educational institutions, and interviews on podcasts and articles, along with her frequent appearances on Law and Crime underscore her dedication to educating the public about the importance of legal issues for small businesses.
Shahrina opened her law firm at the age of twenty-seven. The founding of Ankhi-Krol Law was a dream come true for Shahrina, who sought to build a law firm that provides accessible, custom-tailored legal solutions for entrepreneurs. As a small business owner herself, she understands the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in starting, maintaining, and growing their businesses. Her expertise and experience enable her to provide personalized legal advice that always prioritizes the unique needs of her clients. From custom contract drafting to intellectual property protection, business formation to negotiations, Shahrina Ankhi-Krol works closely with her clients to help them achieve their business goals.
She is a proud mom of three children – two humans and one fur.
Fun facts about Shahrina Ankhi-Krol, Esq.
• attended undergrad and law school on merit-based scholarships.
• attended study abroad programs in Denmark, Australia, and New Zealand and has traveled to a total of 21 countries.
• speaks fluently in four languages
• loves traveling, history, archaeology, and dogs.
Get in touch:
Want to have your marketing be as good as gold? Learn from Stefany Gittleman, founder of The Gold Maze as she takes you through the best practices on thoughtful marketing, how to stay true to your craft but elevate your digital disposition through edgy storytelling, and unique short and long-form video. TGM will share its strategic formula on consistency, how to resonate, and thematic ideas for the future reels you will create for your business. Looking forward to seeing you in this breakout session!
More about The Gold Maze
Stefany is a wife and mom of two boys living in Lincroft, NJ. She has worked for The New York Times, MTV, Warner Bros, and the was the Global EVP for Luxury Link.
The Gold Maze is a full service creative agency located in Monmouth County, NJ. We specialize in short form video content (reels), thoughtful marketing and graphic design. Our hands-on approach helps tell YOUR brand story through edgy filming, innovative design so that you can stand out online. We work with you on creating a strategy that is unique yet true to your company’s DNA so you can connect with your audience online. While you are busy managing your business, we are your in-house creative department. Our proven process will hype, amplify and grow your brand with measurable results. Schedule a call with us and connect with our team at [email protected]
- Resume Building
- LinkedIn Tips & Tricks
- Interview Skills
- Mental Health Awareness
- Wellness for Moms
- And more!
Over 45 VENDORS
Hackensack Meridian Health
St. Peter’s University
Rutgers of Brookdale
East Coast Baby Co.
Catalyst Copy House
Amanda Jean NYC
Headshot sessions with Sea Salt + Honey Photography are normally $350 but for this event only, company founder Nicole Todd is offering them at $200! Session includes an online proofing gallery of 7 images, final download of 3 retouched images.
Registrants prior to February 15 will receive an extra 10% off sessions using code MOMBOSS24 at the time of booking.
Tickets Include Access to:
Keynote Speaker – Adriana Carrig of Little Words Project
Monmouth Mom Summit Gift Tote (filled with surprises!)
Lunch sponsored by Eat Clean Bro
TWO Separate Panel Sessions
Exciting Breakout Sessions
In-person Networking Opportunities
Local Resources for Moms
Vendor Area (over 45 local vendors!)
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Follow along as we continue to add speakers, sessions, giveaway details and more!
From work-life balance tips and mompreneur sessions to career recruitment and education, moms will leave feeling energized, motivated, and inspired!
Listen in on Panels and Sessions full of successful moms eager to share their own journey and how they grew their careers.
Let’s lean into moms in our community through in-person networking and empower one another!
For vendor space and sponsorship information, please email: [email protected]