What To Expect At Mother: The Summit 2019

 

Motor City, here we come! We cannot wait to get to Detroit, the city on the rise, booming with entrepreneurs, startups, companies, big investments, and lately, the Detroit Youth Choir! We certainly hope you’re just as excited as we are! Before we pull up, we wanted to give the play-by-play of what to expect during the big day. Besides the jam-packed speaker lineup and beautiful ambiance, the day is full of Instagrammable moments, shopping, food and drinks, and tons of inspiration. This Summit is for you, that mama who works so hard to put dinner on the table, get the kiddos ready and yet still dream BIG despite the challenges today in modern motherhood at work, at home and in business in general. You keep pushing! We are ready to meet you where you are and give you the tools necessary to lead an even more exciting and fulfilling life in motherhood + the resources to navigate those tough challenges. We got you mama! Get ready!

 
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LOCATION

The Garden Theater

3929 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

PARKING

Parking available on deck garage. Street parking available on Woodward, Selden and Alexandrine.

 
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PERFECT MAMA DAY

First things first: You will be receiving your personalized badges on the day of the conference at registration! Your badge comes with a Mother: The Summit Detroit conference notebook to take wonderful notes, grab a fellow mama’s email, and more! Your gift bag will be handed out as well courtesy of our amazing sponsors and partners - Glossier, OxoTot, Waterwipes, Kiinde, Gogo Squeeze, Rivage Day Spa, Annabel Reese, Moroccan Oil, DryBar, GoldFish Swim School, MMLafleur, Metro Detroit Baby and Beyond, Water Wipes, Emilia George, Momeez Choice, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Genexa, Califa, Health-Ade Kombucha, Rustic Maka, TinkerTots Boxes, Hydrant, Naturally Empowered Planners + More!

Yoga and Headshots were planned for the outdoors. Weather-permitting, we hope to make this happen for you mamas. Come with your yoga mat at 7:30am promptly and you are in for a treat! Yoga is first-come, first-serve, there will be no sign-ups this year.

Beauty Lounge, Massage and Glam are indoors on the second floor. It’s first-come, first-serve. Be sure to sign up at registration if you are in need of a DryBar blow out, quick glam or massage.

You’re in for one amazing day. We’ve organized every detail of the day for you below, so all you’ll need is your badge, schedule, and your best IG-worthy outfit—we’ll take care of the rest.

Keep reading to plan your day!  

 
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HEALTHY GOURMET MEALS TO FUEL MAMA

Breakfast - Assorted Bagels, Fresh Fruits & Berry Platter, Assorted Muffins, Yogurt Parfaits, Egg Fritata, Coffee, Tea, Water.

Lunch - Green Garden Salad, Orzo Pasta Salad, Assorted Sandwiches and Wraps (Peloponnese vegan wrap), Grilled Balsamic Vegetable and Dip, Assorted Cookies, La Croix, Bottled Water, Coffee, Tea + More.

 
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NETWORK. CONNECT. LEARN + TAKE ACTION

The day is filled with award-winning speakers from all walks of life with diverse background in working motherhood, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, beauty and fashion, and more. These women are thought-leaders, innovators, CEOs, entrepreneurs, philanthropist, experts, changemakers and more. I cannot wait for you to meet them, and I cannot wait for you to network, connect and collaborate with hundreds other moms that will be attending the Summit!

 
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HELLO SCHEDULE

MOTHER: THE SUMMIT | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

A full and invigorating schedule of keynotes and interactive discussions, with built-in time for connecting with community and with yourself.  Hosted at the beautiful Garden Theater in the heart of Downtown Detroit, the ambiance will be full of inspiration and relaxation.  Attendees are encouraged to arrange childcare to allow them to fully invest in this immersive experience; however, designated pumping stations will be available for nursing mothers. Babies in arm welcomed :)

 
9:00AM – 4:30PM | MOM RESOURCE HUB + NETWORKING LOUNGE 

Featuring: Motherly, The Mom Project, iFundWomen, Live Work Lead, Wrk 360, + More. 

 

8:00AM – 4:30PM | MOTHER: THE MARKETPLACE 

Featuring: Ferne Boutique, Anuja Tolia Jewelry, Little High Flyer, Good Neighbor, Rustic Maka, Kiinde, The Lipstick Journey, Petite Cabane, Beauty Counter, Shred415, Le Detroit Macaron, B.May Bags, Renaissance Mom 

   

9:30AM – 9:40AM | WELCOME / INTRODUCTIONS   

Blessing Adesiyan, Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly  

  

9:40 AM - 10:00AM | OPENING KEYNOTE  

The United State of Motherhood, Work, and Life 

Jill Koziol, Co-Founder & CEO, Motherly  

 

10:00AM – 10:20AM | FIRESIDE CHAT W. KEYNOTE 1 

How to Achieve Success on Your Own Terms While Living Your Best Life 

Meaghan Murphy, Executive Editor, Good Housekeeping  

Moderated By: Lauren Mohon, Marketing Director, Hour Detroit Media 

 

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM | FIRESIDE CHAT & PANEL 1 

Creating Sustainable Solutions: Family, Career, Love, and You 

Rema Nasif, Senior Director of Strategy, OneMagnify 

Candace Alnaji, Attorney and Founder of Mom At Law 

Darcy Lockman, Author, All The Rage: Mothers, Fathers And The Myth Of Equal Partnership 

Mary Beth Ferrante, Co-Founder WRK 360/ Live Work Lead 

Moderated by: Andrea S. Mullan, Founder & CEO, Victory Public Relations  

  

11:00AM - 11:30 AM | HEALTHY REFRESHMENT AND MARKETPLACE STROLL 

11:30AM - 12:00 PM | FIRESIDE CONVERSATIONS 

Motherhood and Entrepreneurship, Raising Funds, Scaling, and Loving It All 

Kate Anderson, Co-Founder, iFundWomen 

Gwen Jimmere, CEO and Founder of Naturalicious 

Melissa Evans, CEO and Founder, Momeez Choice 

Katie Lee, Franchise Owner, Goldfish Swim School 

Moderated By: Jennifer Ruecke, Account Director, OneMagnify 

 

12:00 - 12:25 PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. KEYNOTE 2 

Motherhood and Work-Life Integration in the C-Suite 

Daina Trout, Co-Founder & CEO – HealthAde Kombucha 

 Moderated by: Blessing Adesiyan, Founder & CEO of Mother Honestly 

 

12:25PM - 12:45 PM | AFTERNOON KEYNOTE 

Do Less: Time Management and How to Get Things Done 

Kate Northrup, Author of Do Less 

  

12:45 - 1:30 PM | LUNCH & ROUNDTABLE  DISCUSSIONS

  

1:30PM – 2:10 PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. PANEL 2 

The Mental Overload: How to Cope and Thrive in Motherhood 

Alex Winkelman, Founder, Hello My Tribe 

Jen Schwartz, Founder, Motherhood Understood 

Shannon Murphy, Co-Host for Mojo In The Morning Radio Show 

Leah Wiseman Fink, Founder of Classes At 

Moderated By: Kacee Must, Founder & CEO, Citizen Yoga 

 

2:10PM - 2:40PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. PANEL 3 

Redefining What It Means to Climb the Corporate Ladder 

Jocelyn Benson – Secretary of State, Michigan 

Bolanle Williams-Olley, Chief Financial Officer, Mancini-Duffy 

Ranae Heuer, President, Midwest, Huge Inc. 

 Moderated By: Andrea Trapani, Managing Partner, Identity PR  

 

2:40PM - 3:10PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. PANEL 4 

How to Screen for Flexible and Family-Friendly Companies 

Colleen Curtis, Head of Marketing, The Mom Project 

Danielle North, Founder, Detroit Women Leadership Network  

Omonye Phillips –Regional VP, Rite Aid + Co-Founder, My Dream Big Club 

 Moderated By: Blessing Adesiyan, Founder & CEO, Mother Honestly 

  

3:10PM - 3:30PM | HEALTHY REFRESHMENTS & MARKETPLACE STROLL 

 

3:30PM - 4:00PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. PANEL 5 

Finding Inspiration and Beauty Within and Around Motherhood 

Jessica Lundberg, Co-Founder, Rivage Day Spa 

Elle Wang, Founder & CEO, Emilia George 

Farah Merhi, Founder & CEO, Inspire Me Home Décor 

Kunbi Odubogun, Founder & CEO, Perfete 

Moderator By: Kristen Hall, Executive Director, Mother Honestly 

 

4:00PM – 4:15PM | CLOSING KEYNOTE 

   The Future of Work and Parenting 

Marti Post, Founder and CEO, A’parently 

 

4:15PM - 4:30PM | CLOSING REMARKS 

Blessing Adesiyan, Founder & CEO, Mother Honestly 

 
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Corporate Partners


We are so pumped to welcome our corporate partners - Motherly, iFundWomen, Live Work Lead, WRK360, The Mom Project, OneMagnify, Detroit Pistons,Identity PR, Huge Inc, Interior Environments, U of Michigan Medicine, Gazelle Sports, Spear IP Law, MMLafleur, Kiinde, Rivage Day Spa, Team Glam Detroit, Hour Detroit, Metro Detroit Baby and Beyond, Apple of Our Eye Photography, Kat Stevenson Photography, Water Wipes, OxoTot, Moroccan Oil, Michael Bruce Photography, Glossier, Genexa, Jewel, The Purple Beet, The Garden Theater, TinkerTots Boxes, Health-Ade Kombucha, FormerlyYan + More!

Corporate Sponsors


DryBar Detroit, Goldfish Swim School, Momeez Choice, Emilia George, Motor City Woman, Annabel Reese, Modernly Events, Jewel, TinkerTots Boxes.

Gift Bag


Glossier,OxoTot, Waterwipes, Kiinde, Gogo Squeeze, Rivage Day Spa, Annabel Reese, Moroccan Oil, DryBar, GoldFish Swim School, MMLafleur, Metro Detroit Baby and Beyond, Water Wipes, Emilia George, Momeez Choice, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Genexa, Califa, Health-Ade Kombucha, Rustic Maka, TinkerTots Boxes, Hydrant, Naturally Empowered Planners + More!

Mother: The Marketplace Exhibitors


Ferne Boutique, Anuja Tolia Jewelry,Little High Flyers, Good Neighbor, Rustic Maka, Kiinde, The Lipstick Journey, Petite Cabane, Beauty Counter, Shred415, Le Detroit Macaron, B.May Bags, Gazelle Sports, Emilia George and Renaissance Mom.

 
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We ARE SUPER THRILLED to meet you at the Summit! Xoxo…


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