Conference Title: MomFair LIVE! - Atlanta 2016
  • Agenda: Registration

    Get here early to sign in, get some coffee and kick your day off with a little networking with other attendees and our exhibitors. There's nothing more invigorating to jump-start your career than building your network. At MomFair LIVE! we bring the network to you.

    • 8:30 am - 9:00 am
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Welcome

    MomFair founders Laura Nix Gerson and Galite Shafer welcome you to MomFair LIVE!

    • 8:55 am - 9:00 am
    • Atlanta 2016 Schedule
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Reinvention

    It's time for that next chapter to begin. First, let's talk about how every chapter ends and get excited for what's possible. Former CNN anchor Daryn Kagan shares her story of losing her dream job, reinventing her career, finding love and becoming a mom. It's a journey that could've never happened if her dream job didn't go away first. Get inspired by the idea that your new chapter is indeed possible and how to get there with some tears, laughs and mess along the way.

    Speaker: Former CNN Anchor and Published Author, Daryn Kagan

    Daryn Kagan
    • 9:00 am - 9:20 am
    • Daryn Kagan
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Transformation

    Accomplish anything in your life through baby steps matched with consistent action. It is your birthright. The dream wouldn't exist if it weren't possible for you. Silence the inner critic in your mind and embrace that part of you that realizes fear is a self-imposed illusion. Joyce Bone shows you how to do this with examples from her own life. It is not only possible it is probable! Join her in crafting your next chapter.

    Speaker:  Entrepreneur/Author of Millionaire Mom, Joyce Bone

    Joyce Bone
    • 9:20 am - 9:40 am
    • Joyce Bone
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Q&A: Reinvention and Transformation Speakers

    Q&A with Daryn Kagan and Joyce Bone

    • 9:40 am - 10:00 am
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Finding Your Purpose

    As the founder of Tomorrow Trust a South African based non-profit organization that supports orphaned and vulnerable children/youth to achieve their educational goals as part of an exit strategy from charity. Kim believes that a HAND UP empowers and emancipates youth from poverty rather than a HAND OUT that keeps them entrenched in charity. She teaches this message globally, speaking often at events and coaching others with their work. Kim helps people find their purpose, what are their drams and are they aligned with their life purpose? She helps people overcome their fears and discover the aspects of themselves that help them achieve their life's purpose.

    Speaker: Kim Normand-Dobrin, Founder of Tomorrow Trust

    Kim Normand-Dobrin
    • 10:00 am - 10:20 am
    • Kim Normand-Dobrin
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Finding Your Passion

    Just figuring out what it is you want to do can be the hardest first step in rediscovering your career. Career Coach Andrea Rosenthal has helped more than 2,000 women make the leap.

    Speakers: Career Coach Andrea Rosenthal

    Andrea Rosenthal
    • 10:20 am - 10:40 am
    • Andrea Rosenthal
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Q&A: Purpose and Passion Speakers

    Q&A with Kim Normand-Dobrin and Andrea Rosenthal

    • 10:40 am - 11:00 am
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: SKILLSHOP: Winning Resumes and LinkedIn Strategies

    In today's business world the first place that people go to find out about you as a professional is LinkedIn. As a candidate or entrepreneur you can't afford not to have a strong LinkedIn profile. This includes your resume, associations, online network and how you post. Headed back to work? Discover tricks for positioning yourself on paper for the job that you want and fill in the gaps for the years you were “not working”. Its up to you to inform hiring managers in a glance why you’re the best candidate for the job. CEO and Career Coach Judi Adams will help you do it.

    Judi Adams
    • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    • Judi Adams
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Dusting Off Your Resume, Returning to Work

    Dusting off your resume and hitting the job search arena is a big undertaking. Many women put it off indefinitely, afraid of what hiring managers may or may not say about their years home with kids. These moms are here to tell you that there are career opportunities that give you options. Hear about the current hiring landscape, learn strategies for relaunching your corporate career and best practices for your resume, LinkedIn profile and interview preparation.


    Moderator: Daryn Kagan  Speakers: Management Professor & Administrator Goizueta School of Business, Lynne Segall; Global Supplier and Diversity Lead Accenture, Nedra Dickson and President Elements Image Consulting, Lori Barber

    • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Starting a Business

    Having a baby and starting a business are two of the hardest but most rewarding experiences a women can have. Hear from these women who have done it, found success and are here to offer their pearls of wisdom about how you can do it too.


    Moderator: Joyce Bone     Speakers: Founder Helpr, Becka Klauber Richter; Exec Dir Atlanta Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative, Theia Washington Smith and Author / Speaker Diane Freeman

    • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
    • Atlanta 2016 Schedule
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Lunch and Networking

    Whew! It's been a jam-packed morning. But there's more to come. Take a break, grab a bite to eat, check out General Assembly (there's a super cool communal table in the back hallway), meet our vendors, mingle with the moms and experts. This is the perfect op to add everyone you just met to your Linked In network now that you've downloaded the app and set-up a profile.

    • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: The Secrets of Networking

    Trina Newby knows how to build community. Learn how to network form the best. CEO of Women About Biz, a business, personal and wealth development network now serving thousands of women throughout the US and abroad. Her online radio show, Successful Woman Radio has had more than a half million downloads and continues to be a top featured show on the BlogTalk Radio Network.

    Katrina "Trina" D. Newby
    • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Katrina “Trina” D. Newby
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: SKILLSHOP: Benefits of Franchises

    Whether you're thinking about starting a business as part of a life long dream or just toying with the idea, this session about franchise opportunities is a must! Led by Kelly Trim of FranNet, you will learn about the many affordable, high potential franchises with flexible hours. Franchising is way more than burgers and oil changes -- education, pets, wellness, business-to-business, senior & kids services are popular and growing segments. Joined by Mercedes Concepcion-Gray, mother and owner of hospitality recruiter Patrice & Associates, you'll learn about resources to help you get started and choose the perfect franchise for you!

    Speakers: Franchise Expert with FranNet Atlanta, Kelly Trim; Owner, Patrice & Associates, Mercedes Concepcion-Gray

    • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Atlanta 2016 Schedule
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Working in Tech / Digital Media

    There are so many opportunities today for women to be successful in technology and digital media. Hear from women working in technology and from recruiters about the current work culture and opportunities. Also discover classes you can take at General Assembly to gain new skills to be competitive in today's technology and digital media careers.

    Moderator: Laura Gerson   Speakers: Titiana Jordan Host of Atlanta Tech Edge, Heather Joyce of SitterNote

    • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Atlanta 2016 Schedule
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Creating Your Professional Image

    A big part of re-entering the workforce is confidence - in your ability, skills, and presentation of oneself. Appearance, behavior and communication are a big part of that confidence - and what you wear matters. Discover the clothing that will make you look and feel great. Learn how to build an appropriate and modern wardrobe that works for your unique style, body, budget and lifestyle. Determine a professional image for greater career success. Understand levels of business dress and the “new business casual”. Dress for your best self and look taller, thinner and younger! With over a decade of corporate experience with Fortune 100 companies in the area of professional development, including sales, marketing, training and partner relationships Lori Barber can help.

    Speaker: Image and Business Consultant, Lori Barber

    Lori Barber
    • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Lori Barber
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: SKILLSHOP: Personal Branding and Social Media

    Putting your best foot forward with your career today often starts with your digital footprint. Learn how to use social media to build your personal brand, promote your new business and build an online network. Discover how to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, twitter, G+ to your advantage. Lynn Lilly, founder of is sought after by many around the country. The Craft Box Girls team recently release CBG TV a free app available for download in the Apple TV itunes store, released their first craft book, Screen Free Crafts Kids Will Love, (Ulysses Press) and launched National DIY DAY on April 2, 2016. Lynn can be seen on her weekly television segment on NBC’s Atlanta & Company and as a guest on daytime television shows across the country, speaking at events, teaching crafting classes and blogging workshops.

    Instructor: Lynn Lilly, Founder of CraftBoxGirls, NBC Host and Speaker

    Lynn Lilly
    • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
    • Lynn Lilly
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: Giveaways, Raffles and Special Announcements

    • 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
    • General Assembly - Atlanta
  • Agenda: End of Day Celebration

    Stay and mingle with your new friends, ask questions of experts and enjoy a cocktail on us!  You just spent the day doing something great for yourself. You deserve to celebrate!

    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • General Assembly - Atlanta