20 Jun Keynote Speakers Highlighted: #NicheMommy12
We are really fortunate to have had great success with all of our speakers for the inaugural conference. We think this shows the real value in a conference dedicated to the diverse and multicultural mom active in social media. With that said, these keynote speakers require no introduction. They are inspiring, savvy, understand social media, and most of all, value you. Please give them a hearty welcome by tweeting: Welcome @TedRubin @Chookooloonks @JenniferJames @DrDaisy @mochamanual as keynote speakers @NicheMommy! #nichemommy12 http://su.pr/1CU6Vu
Keynote Speaker: Karen Walrond
Session: Discover Your Super Powers
Karen’s bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful — and may even be the source of our superpowers. It is available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Bright Sky Press, and other booksellers around the world.
Karen is also the author of Chookooloonks, an award-winning photoblog. Her fine art photography pieces and projects have been included in exhibits around the country. She is a contributor to the book Expressive Photography: A Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart, a guide for beginning and intermediate photographers for adding heart and soul to their imagery. Karen’s writing, images and other projects have been featured on CNN.com, USA Today, Good Housekeeping and Wondertime magazines, among others. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, including having covered topics as varied as parenthood, diversity, social media and women in leadership. She has appeared on both local & national television shows and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com and an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Karen is originally from Trinidad & Tobago, but currently lives in Houston, Texas with Marcus (her English husband), Alex (her American daughter), and Rufus the Wonderdog. She’s a former engineer and an attorney, holding a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston. She’s also wildly convinced you’re uncommonly beautiful.
Connect with Karen on Twitter @Chookooloonks
Keynote Name: Ted Rubin
Session Name: It’s All About Relationships!
Ted Rubin is a leading social marketing strategist and in March 2009 started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship™… a concept he believes is the cornerstone for building an engaged multi-million member database, many of whom are vocal advocates for the brand, like the one he built for e.l.f. Cosmetics (EyesLipsFace.com) as the Chief Marketing Officer between 2008 and 2010, and the one built for OpenSky where Ted, was the Chief Social Marketing Officer. His book, Return on Relationship™, is due to be released in August.
On May 1, 2011, Ted announced leaving OpenSky and accepting the position of Chief Social Marketing Officer at Collective Bias (whose Advisory Board he joined in January 2011), a company he has worked closely with since it was founded by John Andrews who Ted met through the blogging community when he was leading Emerging Media at Walmart. Ted is also on the Advisory Boards of Blue Calypso, OpenSky, SheSpeaks, Zuberance, Taptank, Crowdsourcing Week and the Chinoki Board of Directors.
Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter and has one of the deepest networks of any marketer in the social arena. ROR is the basis of his philosophy…It’s All About Relationships!
Connect with Ted on Twitter @TedRubin
SPEAKER: Kimberly Seals Allers
Session Title- The State of the Mother’s Union Address: Discussing Issues that Affect Moms of Color
Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, a leading authority on motherhood and breastfeeding issues in the African American community, author of The Mocha Manual™ series of books and founder of MochaManual.com, a daily parenting and lifestyle destination and blog for African American moms and moms-to-be.
A former senior editor at Essence magazine, Kimberly’s thoughtful and provocative online commentaries on motherhood, breastfeeding disparities and infant health and the intersection of race, class and culture, received over 10 million page views last year. In 2011, Kimberly was named an IATP Food and Community Fellow, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, with a mandate to increase awareness and engagement around “the first food”—breast milk, in vulnerable communities. She was also recently selected by the United States Breastfeeding Committee as a lead commentator for the nationwide “Break Time for Nursing Mothers” federal campaign.
In addition to her work as a consultant, writer and public speaker on African American motherhood, Kimberly is also a fiercely committed and highly respected advocate in the fight to reduce the high infant and maternal mortality rates and increase the low breastfeeding rates in the African American community. In March 2012, she launched Black Breastfeeding 360°, a first of its-kind online multi-media content library for media professionals and the black community featuring resources, news, voices and analysis on the black breastfeeding experience.
Kimberly has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Anderson Cooper, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Fox News and various national and local media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Essence, Black Enterprise, and more. Her freelance work has appeared in Ladies Home Journal, The New York Daily News, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens Family Money, Fortune, Pregnancy and others.
Connect with Kimberly on Twitter @MochaManual
Session Title: Letting Go Of Super Mom
Session Description: Women today do it all. We lead Fortune 500 companies, are entrepreneurs, and run a tight ship at home, all while keeping our blogs updated and relevant. Our lives are full. Keeping all these balls spinning can be an impossible task, and the pressure that we place on ourselves to be perfect can be overwhelming. In this energetic session, Dr. Daisy will give us definitive tips on how to manage our life and family’s life with confidence and grace. No matter where you are or what your goals, you’ll get loads of tips, tricks, and triumphs to help you find the authentic, balanced life you crave.
Dr. Daisy Sutherland is the Founder/CEO of Dr. Mommy Online / Dr. Mommy & Friends. She is a doctor of chiropractic care, published author, speaker, radio personality, mom to five beautiful children and wife to a loving a supportive super-husband. She is a sought after speaker to share her knowledge of health and wellness and how to balance it all to achieve a successful lifestyle.
Her main mission is to encourage you to achieve the balance necessary for your health, wealth and sanity with her ‘Get Real’ approach. As a doctor, her main purpose and passion is to educate people about their health. Not only how to live a healthier lifestyle but more importantly the connection of the body, mind and spirit. When all three are truly connected, you will ultimately, without question live a happier and healthier life.
Dr. Sutherland shares her experiences weekly on her site: Dr. Mommy Online as well as monthly on the nationally syndicated Mom Talk Radio. She can be seen gracing the stages of local churches, and conferences sharing her story with the masses. She also shares her knowledge by authoring several books with the latest book, Letting Go of Super Mom, releasing August 7th, 2012 by Charisma House Publishing.
SPEAKER NAME: Jennifer James
Session Title: No Business Like Mommy Business: Marketing to Moms That Blog
Jennifer James is the founder of the Mom Bloggers Club Network, one of the world’s largest social networks for moms who blog. The network includes over 18,000 mom bloggers ranging from US mom bloggers and vloggers to gamer moms and UK mummy bloggers. Jennifer is also the founding editor of Mom Blog magazine, a leading digital industry resource for mom bloggers, and founder of Mom Bloggers for Social Good, a global coalition of mom bloggers who use social media and blogging to advance information to their networks about pressing global issues. Jennifer is also a member of theONE Moms Advisory Council.
A recognized leader in the parent blogging space since 2004, Jennifer has been featured on NPR, CNN, and in Parenting magazine among others and works with leading consumer brands on digital outreach campaigns for moms through her networks. She was recently named one of the top Twitter Moms of 2011 by Babble.com.
Recent Milestones include:
May 2012: Started writing weekly for the Gates Foundation blog Impatient Optimists
April 2012: Received a National Press Foundation Global Vaccines Press Fellowship
April 2012: Invited to Attend TEDxChange in Berlin by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
February 2012: Walked in the StrutMoms Fashion Show at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week
October 2011: Visited the White House with ONE.org and the ONE Moms
October 2011: Excerpted on the White House Blog
September 2011: Covered Fashion Week
September 2011: Spoke at UN/ Social Good Week
July 2011: Traveled to Kenya with ONE.org