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!
The Garden Theater
3929 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Parking available on deck garage. Street parking available on Woodward, Selden and Alexandrine.
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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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.
We ARE SUPER THRILLED to meet you at the Summit! Xoxo…