ABOUT: HeyMama is the largest and fastest growing online community of working and entrepreneurial moms in the country, dedicated to providing support, information, relationships, and solidarity for over 3,400 moms.
RECENT MEDIA: See Hey Mama Founder, Amri Kibbler, on Pix 11 here.
EXPERTISE: leadership, philanthropy, women's empowerment, workplace issues & success, overcoming adversity
BIO: Shanna A. Hocking is the founder and CEO of Hocking Leadership, which helps companies and nonprofit organizations build stronger workplace cultures, develop leaders to reach their potential, and support women to thrive at work. She is also the author of One Bold Move a Day.
RECENT MEDIA: See Shanna on Pix 11 NY
EXPERTISE: SAT, ACT, standardized testing, higher education, education, diversity in education
BIO: David Blobaum leads the National Test Prep Association's Advocacy Committee, which works to support the appropriate use of testing in admissions and uphold the highest ethical standards in the test preparation industry. He graduated from the University of Chicago with honors both from the college and in his major, and he received his Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. In college, he took seriously the University of Chicago’s aim of a “Renaissance” or well-rounded education and took courses in 17 different disciplines, ranging from Statistics and Economics to Philosophy and Art History. Since then, he has devoted himself to helping students reach their potential through education and, more broadly, to help empower them to succeed in life. To do so, he co-founded the education company Summit Prep in 2013 with a classmate from college, Eva Addae. When David is not teaching the next generation of students, he enjoys reading and hiking. His favorite travel spot is Brazil -- his wife's home country.
RECENT MEDIA: See David on "The Balancing Act" by Montel Williams
Sophia Ruan Gushée
EXPERTISE: Nontoxic living, health, wellness, reducing toxic exposures
BIO: Sophia Ruan Gushée is a nontoxic lifestyle expert and author of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Your Toxic Exposures and several detox workbooks. She is praised by experts in both medical and wellness fields for her practical approach to avoiding toxins and cultivating a healthier home environment.
Sophia served on the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Council and Well + Good Council. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia Business School, Sophia has helped thousands of people enjoy healthier lives by simplifying nontoxic living, while protecting the ease and convenience of modern life.
RECENT MEDIA: See Sophia on Fox 54’s “Wellness Wednesday” here.
EXPERTISE: Real estate, investing, inflation, supply chain issues related to construction materials
BIO: Al Lord is the Founder & CEO of Lexerd Capital Management, a real estate firm that primarily sponsors investments in opportunistic multifamily real estate assets throughout the United States. Lexerd has managed over $1 Billion in assets since its founding.
RECENT MEDIA: See Al on Bloomberg
EXPERTISE: Olive Oil, EVOO, vinegar, spices, Mediterranean cooking & lifestyle, small business
BIO: Gloria Molist was born and raised in Spain, where happiness is built around the table and a drizzle of olive oil is a must. When she moved to the United States, she couldn’t find quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) like she had grown to appreciate and love, so as an olive oil sommelier, she decided to start Olivo Amigo to bring fresh EVOO to the United States. Today, she’s expanded the Mediterranean experience she brings to the US with a selection of vinegars, spices, and housewares to promote wellness, flavor, gratitude, and celebration.
RECENT MEDIA: Coming soon!
EXPERTISE: Tequila, small business, giving back to women in business, entrepreneurship, spirits, career pivots and transitions
BIO: Mara Smith is the Founder of Inspiro Tequila, a tequila brand that is owned, created, and inspired by women, a rare find in the tequila industry.
Mara is also on a mission to give back to other female founders. This was the inspiration and vision behind the Inspiro Purple Bicycle Project, created to financially support and mentor female founders enabling them to get started, manage the bumps along the way, and move forward to follow their dreams.
RECENT MEDIA: See Mara on Bloomberg Quicktake
Julia Olayanju, PhD, MPH
EXPERTISE: Food science, nutrition, nutrition education
BIO: Dr. Julia Olayanju is a scientist, educator and thought-leader driving change in the food industry. She is the founder at FoodNiche Inc. a company focused on tackling the challenges in our food system through strategic partnerships and educative programming. Since 2017, she and her team have facilitated learning and collaboration among food industry stakeholders and thought-leaders in the academic communities. More recently she co-founded FoodNiche-ED, a technology company that empowers teachers to introduce the science of food and health to schools without increasing the teachers’ workload.
RECENT MEDIA: Coming Soon!
EXPERTISE: Beauty industry, small business, women’s empowerment, overcoming adversity, working motherhood
BIO: Jessica Walker is a successful business owner, entrepreneur, and beauty and wellness expert who owns J Walker Salon Group in New Jersey. Jessica opened her business at the tender age of 19 and has grown the enterprise from one small salon to four locations offering upscale beauty and wellness services, along with a bridal and event business. She now has 25 years of experience in the beauty and wellness industry that she draws on in her highly regarded leadership style, Leading With Kindness.
RECENT MEDIA: See Jessica on Fox Business
Luna Bay was started by a team of women passionate about wellness, adventure, community and fun – and we plan to spread those values through simple, honest, boozy booch. We were the first of its kind to be produced and distributed in Chicago. And now we are proudly on shelf coast-to-coast. All products are gluten free, low in sugar, vegan and naturally fermented to 6% for a boozy bite.
EXPERTISE: Finance, markets, crypto
BIO: Tammy Trenta, MBA, CFP, EA, CTP, is the Founder & CEO of Family Financial, an asset management firm based in Los Angeles, CA. Trenta opened her firm with 25 years of industry experience. Trenta believes in a holistic, 360 degree approach to wealth and financial management, integrating financial, tax, and legal guidance to deliver optimal outcomes on behalf of her clients' financial goals. Trenta is a media veteran, first appearing on Season 5 of The Apprentice, where she made it to the final five.
RECENT MEDIA: See Tammy on TD Ameritrade Network
North Penn Water Authority
ABOUT: North Penn Water Authority is a municipally owned, non-profit Authority with a ten member Board of Directors. The most important duty of NPWA is to provide the public with a safe and reliable supply of drinking water. What started out as a small water utility serving 7,000 customers in 7 municipalities has grown to one providing water to more than 35,000 customers in 20 municipalities. There have been many changes over the decades, but one thing remains the same: NPWA is committed to bringing our customers a safe, reliable, and economical water supply now and into the future.
EXPERTISE: Markets, jobs, economy, inflation, the “everyman”/“everywoman” investor
BIO: Chris Markowski founded Markowski Investments in 1995, which is an SEC Registered Investment Advisory. He's known as the "Watchdog on Wall Street" and has been appearing on television for two decades. Chris is a champion for the individual investor and an investor advocate. Chris is a veteran TV guest with decades of experience.
RECENT MEDIA: See Chris on Fox Business
EXPERTISE: Real estate, residential real estate, commercial real estate, market treands
BIO: Zev Freidus began his real estate career in Boca Raton, Florida over 20 years ago. Long before the mass migration from the northeast, in the mid 90’s Zev had the vision to begin investing in residential properties in Boca. In 2005 Zev founded Boca Executive Realty with the mission of combining innovative technology with superior agents to become Florida’s most respected and trusted residential real estate brokerage. Over the coming 10 years he led the company through a period of hyper growth, which culminated in 2014 by selling a controlling interest in the company to a private equity group and rebranding as BEX Realty. In 2021 Zev launched ZFC as a full service boutique residential and commercial brokerage, specializing in real estate across the entire state of Florida.
RECENT MEDIA: See Zev on KABCLA