LA 2016 Speakers & Experts

Paulette Light
Paulette Light
CEO and Co-Founder MomStamp
Paulette Light CEO and Co-Founder MomStamp

Paulette Light, CEO and Co-Founder of

Jennifer Berson
Jennifer Berson
Founder and President, Jeneration PR
Jennifer Berson Founder and President, Jeneration PR

Jennifer founded Jenera

Bettina Bush
Bettina Bush
Editor at Large, Working Mother Magazine
Bettina Bush Editor at Large, Working Mother Magazine

Bettina Bush, Editor-at-Large of Working Mother Magazine, always understood th

Jen Mojo
Jen Mojo
Founder and CEO, Paper Dolls
Jen Mojo Founder and CEO, Paper Dolls

Jen Mojo is the founder and CEO of PaperDolls, a dedicated network of female e

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Kristin Cruz
Co-Host, MomAngeles #BestofLA
Kristin Cruz Co-Host, MomAngeles #BestofLA

Kristin Cruz LA Morning Radio personality (iHeart Radio, KOST 103.5, CBS) is t

Jill Simonian
Jill Simonian
TV Personality and TheFabMom.com
Jill Simonian TV Personality and TheFabMom.com

Jill Simonian is a TV Host & Entertainment Journalist and Mom/Family Lifes

Samantha Ettus
Samantha Ettus
Work Life Balance Expert
Samantha Ettus Work Life Balance Expert

As the leading work life balance expert, Sam specializes in coaching the busie

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Julie Hermelin
Principal, Two Muse Studios and Co-Founder, MomStamp
Julie Hermelin Principal, Two Muse Studios and Co-Founder, MomStamp

Highly regarded for her ability to deftly untangle the Gordian knot of ideas,

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Erin Matzkin
Special Counsel at Netflix, Co-Founder CluckCluck App
Erin Matzkin Special Counsel at Netflix, Co-Founder CluckCluck App

Erin Matzkin specializes in technology and digital media transactional law. Sh

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Laura Nix Gerson
Co-Founder, MomFair
Laura Nix Gerson Co-Founder, MomFair

Laura Nix Gerson is a principal with MomAngeles Media LLC, is

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Madeline Di Nonno
CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Madeline Di Nonno CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Madeline Di Nonno is the Chief Executive Officer of the Geena Davis Institute

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Jess Weiner
CEO, Talk to Jess
Jess Weiner CEO, Talk to Jess

Considered this generation’s “Go to Authority” on women, girls and confidence,

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Andrea Shalinsky
Life Coach
Andrea Shalinsky Life Coach

Andrea Shalinsky, certified life coach, is known for her compassion and empath

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Barbara Ballard
Recruiter
Barbara Ballard Recruiter

Barbara has been a lead tech recruiter and talent advisor for more than twenty years. She talks with hiring ma

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Michele Moreno
Business Coach
Michele Moreno Business Coach

Michele helps entrepreneurs (and solo-preneurs) sell, speak and go on-camera with confidence and clarity — for

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Desiree Lapin
President, Parents Education League
Desiree Lapin President, Parents Education League

Desiree is a Founding Board Member of the Parents Education League of LA (PEL)

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Galite Shafer
Co-Founder MomFair
Galite Shafer Co-Founder MomFair

Galite Shafer 

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Kerry Dolan
Founder and CEO, OptIn
Kerry Dolan Founder and CEO, OptIn

Kerry is a mother of three and a visionary. She launched her career in New York City with a start-up in videoc

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Joanna McFarland
Co-Founder and CEO, HopSkipDrive
Joanna McFarland Co-Founder and CEO, HopSkipDrive

Joanna is one of the three founding partners of HopSkipDrive, a ridesharing service for discerning parents.

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Laura Nickerson
Co-Host, MomAngeles #BestofLA
Laura Nickerson Co-Host, MomAngeles #BestofLA

Laura is a Momblogger the go-to gal for cheap and local Family Activities. She

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Amy Suddelson
Professional Organizer
Amy Suddelson Professional Organizer

Amy Suddleson is a leader in lifestyle organizing and design. From schedules to cabinets and closets, she orga

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Sheila Michail Morovati
Founder, Crayon Collection
Sheila Michail Morovati Founder, Crayon Collection

As the founder of Crayon Collection Sheila seeks to educate American's that th

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Claire Bidwell Smith
Therapist and Published Author
Claire Bidwell Smith Therapist and Published Author

Claire Bidwell Smith is a therapist specializing in grief and the author of two books of nonfiction: The Rules

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Jillian Lauren
Best Selling Author
Jillian Lauren Best Selling Author

Jillian Lauren is a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife, and Los Angeleno, by

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Jenny Feldon
Published Author, Workshop Leader
Jenny Feldon Published Author, Workshop Leader

Jenny Feldon fell in love with words as soon as she could read them and has be

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Jenn Moore
CMO. Modern Mom
Jenn Moore CMO. Modern Mom

Jenn Moore is at the helm of one of LA's hottest celebrity driven, contributor

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Kelly Mobeck
Certified Career Coach
Kelly Mobeck Certified Career Coach

With 20 years of business experience, spanning portfolio management, strategic

Cheryl Petran
Cheryl Petran
CEO, Pump Station
Cheryl Petran CEO, Pump Station

Cheryl Petran is the owner and CEO of The Pump Station & Nurtury™, one of

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Aimee Helfand
Founder and CEO, Famileague
Aimee Helfand Founder and CEO, Famileague

Aimee Helfand is Founder and CEO of

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    Tiffany Jones
    Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Speaker
    Tiffany Jones Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Speaker

    Tiffany Jones is a

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    Vivian Hernandez
    Marketing Communciations Mgr, WIX
    Vivian Hernandez Marketing Communciations Mgr, WIX

    A seasoned storyteller with a passion for multicultural marketing all things d

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    Heidi Baker
    Founder and President, Expert Redefined
    Heidi Baker Founder and President, Expert Redefined

    Heidi Baker is the founder and president of ExpertRedefined.com. This year old

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    Goli Agai
    Founder/ Designer at G.Rock L.A
    Goli Agai Founder/ Designer at G.Rock L.A

    A native Los Angeleno, Goli's business started by stringing gems and beads tog

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    Carol Cotner Thompson
    Culinary Educator, Consultant, Chef
    Carol Cotner Thompson Culinary Educator, Consultant, Chef

    Carol Cotner Thompson has been cooking professionally for over thirty years. 

    Lizzie Alberga
    Lizzie Alberga
    General Manager at UrbanSitter
    Lizzie Alberga General Manager at UrbanSitter

    Lizzie Alberga is the General Manager of UrbanSitter in Los Angeles, an on-dem

    Linda Davis Taylor
    Linda Davis Taylor
    CEO at Clifford Swan Investment Counsel
    Linda Davis Taylor CEO at Clifford Swan Investment Counsel

    Linda Davis Taylor is the CEO and Chairman of Clifford Swan Investment Counsel in Pasadena, California. A part

    Christina Diener
    Christina Diener
    Manager, Digital Marketing at The Walt Disney Studios
    Christina Diener Manager, Digital Marketing at The Walt Disney Studios

    Christina is a Career Transition Digital Coach with the Leets Consortium headq

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    Katie Rinderknecht
    Head of Babble at The Walt Disney Company
    Katie Rinderknecht Head of Babble at The Walt Disney Company

    Katie Rinderknecht  is the Head of Babble at The Walt Disney Company, Senior M

    Chris Pegula
    Chris Pegula
    Owner, Diaper Dude
    Chris Pegula Owner, Diaper Dude

    Chris Pegula, the founder of Diaper Dude diaper bags and products for dads, helps make a dad's life easier wit

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    Andrea Schroder
    Owner/Founder at Andrea Schroder Candles and Fragrances
    Andrea Schroder Owner/Founder at Andrea Schroder Candles and Fragrances

    Andrea Schroder is a mother, interior designer, and lifestyle expert. Born and

    Megan Sayers
    Megan Sayers
    Content Strategist at Babble Media
    Megan Sayers Content Strategist at Babble Media

    Megan Sayers, senior content strategist at Babble Megan runs the social media and video strategy for Babble

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    Samantha Gustadt
    TV Host and Producer
    Samantha Gustadt TV Host and Producer

    Samantha is an Actress, On Camera Host and Producer. Oh and she claims she can

    Darya Allen Attar
    Darya Allen Attar
    Founder Broads Circle and Women Founders Network
    Darya Allen Attar Founder Broads Circle and Women Founders Network

    Darya founded Broads Circle in 2008, a Los Angeles-based executive leve

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    Kristine Gardner
    Managing Director and Founding Member, Beauty Counter
    Kristine Gardner Managing Director and Founding Member, Beauty Counter

    A former fitness instructor, who realized running around town to teach classes

    Diane Shapiro
    Diane Shapiro
    Manager, WoMentoring Program at JVS
    Diane Shapiro Manager, WoMentoring Program at JVS

    Diane is the Program Manager for the WoMentoring Program with JVSLA. She leads

    Doyin Richards
    Doyin Richards
    Writer for Upworthy, Published Author and Public Speaker
    Doyin Richards Writer for Upworthy, Published Author and Public Speaker

    Doyin (pronounced “doe-ween”) Richards is a daddy, husband, author, and public

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    Danisha Danielle Hoston
    Host, “The OWN Show”
    Danisha Danielle Hoston Host, “The OWN Show”

    Born in Los Angeles, Danisha Danielle Hoston was raised by a single father and

    Nancy Perlman
    Nancy Perlman
    Advisor for the Women Founders Network and the LA Fund/Girls Build
    Nancy Perlman Advisor for the Women Founders Network and the LA Fund/Girls Build

    Lifelong community-builder, Nancy Perlman empowers individuals and organizations to communicate, collaborate a

    Melanie Neumann
    Melanie Neumann
    Co-founder of PRESENT NOW
    Melanie Neumann Co-founder of PRESENT NOW

    Melanie Neumann is a 1998 graduate of St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana where she received her B.A. in

    Sarah Penna
    Sarah Penna
    Head of AwesomenessTV’s Awestruck Network
    Sarah Penna Head of AwesomenessTV’s Awestruck Network

    Sarah Penna is the Head of Awestruck, a new network and lifestyle brand from AwesomenessTV targeting millennia

    Stephanie Abrahms
    Stephanie Abrams
    Stephanie Abrams

    Stephanie Abrams is a former CBS reporter and anchor in local and national broadcasts, with 18 years experienc

    Abbie Schiller
    Abbie Schiller
    Founder and CEO The Mother Company, LLC
    Abbie Schiller Founder and CEO The Mother Company, LLC

    Abbie Schiller is founder and CEO of The Mother Company, a multi-media organization created to “Help Parents R

    Katerina Zacharia
    Katerina Zacharia
    Managing Principal at Korn Ferry
    Katerina Zacharia Managing Principal at Korn Ferry

    Katerina Zacharia is a Managing Principal for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, based in the Firm’s

    Lauren Gropper
    Lauren Gropper
    Founder and CEO at Repurpose, Inc.
    Lauren Gropper Founder and CEO at Repurpose, Inc.

    Lauren Gropper is a green entrepreneur with a background in sustainable architecture and urban design, as well

    Kelly Hermann
    Kelly Herman
    Program Director, Healthy Child Healthy World at Environmental Working Group
    Kelly Herman Program Director, Healthy Child Healthy World at Environmental Working Group

    Kelly Herman, Program Director, is a motivated and engaging professional with a talent for guiding business le

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    Lennon Parham
    Writer, Producer and Star of Playing House
    Lennon Parham Writer, Producer and Star of Playing House

    In USA’s new comedy “Playing House,” Lennon Parham (“Best Friends Forever”) st

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    Jessica St. Clair
    Writer, Producer and Star of Playing House
    Jessica St. Clair Writer, Producer and Star of Playing House

    In USA’s new comedy “Playing House,” Jessica St. Clair (“Best Friends Forever”

    Sharzad Kiadeh
    Sharzad Kiadeh
    Host. Blogger. You Tuber.
    Sharzad Kiadeh Host. Blogger. You Tuber.

    Sharzad Kiadeh is a Los Angeles-based online personality who produces content on her YouTube channel and blog.

    Sona A. Tatiyants
    Sona Tatiyants
    Co-founder of Lynk Law, Inc
    Sona Tatiyants Co-founder of Lynk Law, Inc

    As a co-founder of Lynk Law, Inc., Sona A. Tatiyants takes pride in balancing a sophisticated understanding of

    Jenni Silberstein
    Jenni Silberstein
    Psychtherapist, Author, Artist
    Jenni Silberstein Psychtherapist, Author, Artist

    Jenni, Ph.D., M.F.A., L.M.F.T. is a licensed psychotherapist as well as a professional writer and media expert

    Rachel Sarnoff
    Rachel Sarnoff
    Rachel Sarnoff

    Through her company, Sugar Conscious Communications, Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff designs and executes marketing and

    Robert Machado
    Robert Machado
    CEO and Co-Founder Higher Inc
    Robert Machado CEO and Co-Founder Higher Inc

    Robert has 14 years of experience in the recruitment business, where he successfully launched and managed 7 st

    Allyson Guglielmi Arons
    Allyson Guglielmi Arons
    President, Co-Founder Fluerish
    Allyson Guglielmi Arons President, Co-Founder Fluerish

    In 2014, with a drive and goal to create a whole new fresh concept in the floral industry, Co-Founders, Allyso