A 360-DEGREE VIEW ON MOTHERHOOD
Step into your truest worth and highest potential in Motherhood
Being a mama is tough—all of the expectations and competing priorities placed on us are enough to make a girl pull her hair out. Add on top of that, the desire to do right by your children and your partner and still chase your dreams, and … well, it’s easy to get lost in it all.
Mother: The Summit is a one-day (or full-weekend, if you choose to make a trip out of it) experience that will inspire, empower and equip you with the tools, resources and infrastructure needed to align your goals and ambition with your role as a mother. Our engaging keynotes, breakouts and fireside chats with some of the brightest and most inspiring leaders and mamas will guide you to your greatest vision for your life and provide actionable steps towards making it a reality.
These leading experts—and mamas!—in health and wellness, career, business, relationships, money and more will present a 360-degree, holistic view on how women approach their lives in motherhood.
SHANNON MURPHY | Channel 955
Shannon is (hopefully!) the voice you hear when you turn on your radio every weekday morning, as the co-host of "Mojo in the Morning" on Detroit's Channel 955. She's been holding down the fort there for the past nine years, and has been in the radio business since 2004, gracing the airwaves in Indianapolis, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Grand Rapids and Toledo. She dedicates her free time to many local organizations, including as a School Board Director for Covenant House Academies in Detroit, Camp Casey, Humble Design, Vista Maria, Time Team Detroit and The Miracle League.
BLESSING ADESIYAN | Mother Honestly
Blessing earned a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Florida and a graduate degree in Energy Management from NY Institute of Technology and an ongoing MBA at the UNC Kenan-Flagler business school. She is a mother of two and a leader in manufacturing and operational excellence at various Fortune 100 companies in the last 10 years including PepsiCo, Cargill, DuPont and BASF. She enjoys championing the causes of girls, women and mothers and loves to spend time with her littles, traveling around the world and taking evening walks with her husband.
JULIE JAMES | Drought Juice
Julie earned an BBA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn majoring in Marketing and Management. After opening her first successful business at the age of 23, a yoga studio in Birmingham, Michigan - she took a brief hiatus to raise her now 9 year old daughter, Stella. In 2010, along with her 3 sisters Cait, Jessie & Jenny, Julie co-founded the midwest's first raw, cold-pressed juice company, DROUGHT, which now has 6 brick and mortar locations, a wholesale line with distribution throughout the Midwest and East Coast and USDA organic certification.
STEPHANIE CHANG | State Representative, MI
TAHARAH SAAD | VP, Arab American Women’s Council
AMANDA HOLBERT | Owner, Renew Mama Studio
KAREN LISKA EVANS | Co-Founder of SIX Corporate Parent Experience Consulting
MEAGAN WARD | Co-Founder, Femology Detroit
JESSICA DAVIS-PAPA | Director, Patrick Capital Mgmt
KELLI COLEMAN | Co-Founder, Ten Nail Bar
KELLI RAPASKI | Owner, The Lean Body Studio
AMANDA RICHIE | President/Owner, PTI Waters, Mobiliti, and Halo Burger
ROBIN KINNIE | President, Motor City Woman Radio
WELCOME COCKTAIL PARTY | FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 6 - 8 PM (OPTIONAL)
Hang out with us at Ferne Detroit for a fun and exciting evening with fellow ambitious women. This is a great way to connect with other members and network prior to Mother: The Summit. We’ll provide delicious bites, shopping, great conversations and connection with your fellow attendees. Ferne Detroit is located at 6529 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. Street parking available!
ROOFTOP YOGA & MEDITATION | SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 8 - 8:30 AM (OPTIONAL)
Center and align yourself in the dreamiest spot in Detroit before we begin our day of programming. We'll serve up green juice & fresh smoothies to recharge you afterward, plus starting at 8:30 AM, The Glam Squad (sponsored by Dry Bar & Color Box Birmingham) will touch you up before you grab breakfast and head to the Summit.
BREAKFAST + REGISTRATION | SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
A delicious spread of fresh fruit + breakfast bites from Plum Market, Drought juices & coffee awaits you on the Rooftop while you take in the gorgeous views of Downtown Detroit. Our goal is to nourish and fuel your body with a healthy breakfast, so that you can absorb and engage throughout the Summit.
*Attendees are encouraged to pick up their registration badge and swag bag prior to eating breakfast.
MOTHER: THE SUMMIT | SATURDAY, OCT. 20, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE AT ZPARK, 1234 LIBRARY STREET
YOU MAY ENTER ZPARK FROM EITHER GRAND RIVER AVENUE OR GRATIOT AVENUE
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 Loft at Madison, on the fifth floor of the historic Madison Theatre in 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.
S C H E D U L E O F P R O G R A M M I N G
10:00AM - 10:10 AM | OPENING REMARKS : Blessing Adesiyan, Founder of Mother Honestly
10:10 AM - 10:30AM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Shannon Murphy, Radio Host | Mojo In The Morning
10:30 AM - 11:00AM | FIRESIDE CHAT & PANEL 1: PRIORITY YOU - How to ReFocus & ReBalance Your Overall Health & Self-Care
Kelli Rapaski, The Lean Body Studio
Carly Goidosik, The Dailey Method
Amanda Holbert, Renew Mama Studio
Kathryn Pozniak, Honey For Moms
Allie Darr, Beachbody
11:00AM - 11:20AM | HEALTHY REFRESHMENT AND MARKETPLACE STROLL: Available on the Rooftop & Networking Lounge
11:20 - 12:00 PM | BREAK IN SESSION #1: THE JUGGLE: How to Pursue all of your goals without sacrificing family and self
1. Career Professionals Tracks: Aligning Your Personal and Professional Goals for Success
Taharah Saad, Arab American Women’s Council
Karen Evans, SIX Parent Experience Consulting
Emily Kay, Isn’t That Charming
2. Creatives & Entrepreneurs: Aligning and Redefining Success On Your Own Terms.
Robin Kinnie, Motor City Woman
Meagan Ward, Femology Detroit
Christina Brillanti, Tribe Detroit
12:00 - 12:15PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. KEYNOTE
Kelli Coleman, Ten Nail Bar
12:15PM - 12:30PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. KEYNOTE: MOTHERHOOD + POLICY
Stephanie Chang, State Representative, MI
12:30PM - 12:45PM | FIRESIDE CHAT w. KEYNOTE: IT’LL BE FINE!
Erinn Moss, Owner/Operating Partner Dry Bar Detroit
12:45 - 1:30 PM | LUNCH, NETWORKING, MARKETPLACE STROLL
1:30 - 2:00 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER + FIRESIDE w. DROUGHT
Julie James, Caitlin James & Jessie James - Co-Founders, Drought Juice
2:00PM - 2:30PM | MOM SPEED THERAPY: Struggles to Solutions
2:30PM - 3:00PM | FIRESIDE #3: RAW TALK ABOUT MONEY + WEALTH BUILDING
Portia Powell, Chemical Bank
Amanda Richie, Mobiliti
3:00PM - 3:20PM | HEALTHY REFRESHMENTS & MARKETPLACE STROLL
3:20PM - 4:00PM | BREAK IN SESSION #2: MOTHERHOOD + MONEY - Make Money Moves
1. Career Mamas (negotiating, position yourself to level up, climbing the ladder with children)
Jennifer Davis-Papa, Patrick Capital Management
Blessing Adesiyan, Mother Honestly
2. Creatives & Entrepreneur: Funding and financing your passion and dreams in motherhood
April Boyle, Build Institute
Amy Peterson, Rebel Nell
4:00PM - 4:30PM | DANCE PARTY + CLOSING REMARKS
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | MOTHER POWER HOUR + ROOFTOP COCKTAILS
Grab Your Tickets
Nearly a century has passed since the Madison Theatre and office building was the center of attention in Detroit. Now this designated landmark building has been reclaimed and reshaped for a new generation of great performances.
The main level of the building features Angelina’s Italian Bistro and Wine Bar and premium coffee shop ASHE Supply Co.
A state-of-the-art private meeting and event space on the fifth floor includes a 130-seat auditorium, live video streaming, a boardroom-style conference room, a prep kitchen for use by professional caterers and open loft space.
The rooftop terrace offers amazing views of Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Detroit Opera House, Fox Theatre and Greektown Casino-Hotel. The multi-level outdoor space includes a covered grill catering center, a covered bar, lounge area and wraparound balcony to meet, greet and party.
The Loft @ Madison
1555 Broadway Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48226
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I submit myself or someone else to be a speaker?
We love getting your suggestions for speakers to add to our Mother: The Summit programming. Due to the volume of submissions, please fill out the form below. Someone from our team will be in touch if we think your submission aligns with our vision for the Summit. Please purchase your ticket to guarantee your spot at the summit.
When will I receive my ticket?
There are no physical tickets for Mother: The Summit. After you purchase tickets, you should receive a confirmation email via Squarespace. You will also get an email notification days prior to the Summit. Should you have questions or concerns or want to confirm that your purchase went through, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I AM NOT A MEMBER OF MOTHER HONESTLY, CAN I STILL COME?
The Summit is open to everyone who is a mother, or thinking about motherhood.
I AM NOT A MOTHER, CAN I STILL COME?
A good number of attendees coming are either expecting moms or women preparing for motherhood? How best to prepare than to draw ideas and inspiration from other women who are thriving in motherhood?
can I buy multiple tickets?
Multiple tickets can be purchased. However, we do not have discount codes at this time.
I will love to volunteer for the summit
We are deeply grateful and honored. Due to the high volumes of volunteer request, we may not get to you so quickly, however, send us an email at email@example.com if you have a unique skill that aligns with our vision for the summit.
ARE CHILDREN WELCOMED?
Mamas are encouraged to plan ahead to attend this one-day summit to fill their cup. However, we completely understand that optimal care may be hard to find. Babies in arms are welcomed. We will also have designated pumping areas for mamas who need to pump.
what should i wear to the conference?
Similar to other events we host, Mother The Summit is a stylish event. We are however asking attendees to dress comfortably keeping in mind the event will take place on a Loft and Rooftop in the Fall. Blazers, boots, hats, scarves etc will probably be a good part of your ensemble for the day. We will also have press and media taking pictures during this event, so dress to impress. We can't wait to see you mamas there!
CAN I BUY MY TICKET ON THE SPOT?
Tickets are already selling so fast. We won't be accepting ticket purchase at the door, please reserve your spot now to ensure your place at the event.
ARE YOU ACCEPTING VENDOR APPLICATIONS?
Yes. Our Marketplace vendor spots are limited to women or mama-owned businesses that aligns with our vision for the Summit. Please fill out the form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone from our team will be in touch.
where do I park?
Parking downtown Detroit can certainly be rough. There are various parking garages available for $10/day, as well as the City of Detroit parking spaces. We encourage attendees to download the Detroit Parking App if they choose to park on the streets.
are you accepting sponsorships, swag, gifts for the summit?
Want to connect with 250+ high-achieving women in the Detroit area? Please email us at email@example.com and we will be in touch
I am coming from out of town, where do I stay?
Attendees are encouraged to stay at the ALOFT hotel, The Siren Hotel, The Westin Book Cadillac, The Detroit Foundation Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Detroit Marriott at the RenCen or the Holiday Inn Express-Detroit. All are within walking distance of The Madison Building.
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