Opening Keynotes

Saturday: KATIE ANN ROSEN KITCHENS Co-Founder & Editor in Chief

FabFitFun

KATIE ANN ROSEN KITCHENS – Katie is an accomplished writer, editor, wife, mom, lip gloss enthusiast, Boggle champion and co-founder of FabFitFun.

After  graduating  from  George  Washington  University,  Katie  joined  the fashion, beauty, and nightlife guide Scheckys.com as their LA Editor. She has written  for  an  unusually  eclectic  variety  of  magazines,  newspapers  and websites including the Los Angeles Times, Art and Living, Women’s Life, Dining Out, Pasadena Mag, LA Splash, Spoil Spot, Gimundo, Venice News and Girls Gone  Wild  Magazine  (please  don’t  tell  her  dad).  In  between  articles  and blogs,  Katie  has  worked  in  TV  production  on  several  shows  including  It’s
Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Jackass.

Currently  as  the  Editor  in  Chief  of  FabFitFun,  she  is  testing  out  protein  bars, experimenting  with  exfoliators,  swinging  kettle  bells,  seeking  out  sex  secrets, discovering  fashion  trends,  investigating  mood  boosters,  helping  hangovers and much, much more, all in an effort to find everything women need to feel good from the inside out.

Katie  founded  the  FabFitFun  online  magazine  with  Co-CEOs  and  brothers Michael and Daniel Broukhim in 2010. In 2013 the trio launched the FabFitFun box, which brings the FabFitFun experience straight to members’ doorsteps. Each  season  Katie  curates  an  amazing  collection  of  full-size,  premium beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, home and tech goodies.

The  FabFitFun  box  has  been  an  enormous  success  –  starting  with  2,000 members  in  2013  and  ending  2015  with  over  100,000  subscribers.  FabFitFun has quickly become the #1 multimedia, lifestyle-sampling platform in the U.S.

In  addition  to  her  roles  in  merchandising  and  editorial,  Katie  also  oversees FabFitFun’s  advertising  and  PR  departments.  The  multimedia  lifestyle  brand features  a  robust  number  of  opportunities  —  from  digital,  to  events,  to  the world’s best sampling opportunity.

When Katie is not at FabFitFun, you can find her dancing with her adorable daughters Summer and Sienna, hiking with her dog Rocco, experimenting in the kitchen, breaking in her latest wedge, Zumba-ing, avoiding black licorice, and destroying her handsome, smart, charming husband at board games.

 

 

 

Sunday: NICOLE FELICIANO Founder of MomTrends and Author of Mom Boss

MomTrends

NICOLE FELICIANO – Nicole Feliciano is the Founder & CEO of MomTrends Media a million¬ dollar brand providing busy women with a daily dose of style. Each day Nicole and her team of editors, interpret trends for moms, keeping in mind that modern women want to look and feel great, but they are working with less time and less energy than they had before the kids came along. Nicole and her team are there to help and inspire women to look and feel their best.

Social media is her playground, and she’s built a loyal following by making fashion fun and accessible. In her book debut, Mom Boss: Balancing Entrepreneurship, Kids & Success (Mango Media; Distributed by Mango; September 2016; $16.95; Paperback Original; ISBN: 9781633533943), featuring a Foreword by Kimberly Inskeep, the President and Chief Culture Officer of Cabi, the largest women’s apparel company which sells solely through Independent Stylists, Feliciano proves that being successful isn’t about degrees or sacrifices. Every mom has it in her to be a badass business woman.

Nicole Feliciano charts the course for building a successful career without sacrificing being a great mom. Equal parts instructional and inspirational, Mom Boss , will give women a road map to a successful start­up. In addition to sharing the secret sauce to Nicole’s success, Mom Boss also has management tips from some of the nation’s top female entrepreneurs including one of the nation’s top Rodan + Fields salespeople, Co­Founder of TheKnot.com, Founding Partner of Moxie Capital, Co­Founders of ProjectNursery.com and many more. If you’ve ever dreamed of launching your own business after the kids arrive, this book will become your go­to guide. Before launching Momtrends, Nicole graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English Literature, and spent a decade working in fashion­­most notably as an executive with Polo Ralph Lauren. When she became a mom in 2005, the fashion maven embarked on her social media career and began contributing to Babble.com,Timeout.com/new­york­kids, and many more online publications. Seeing a void in the blogosphere, she launched Momtrends.com in 2007.

Momtrends continues to be the cornerstone of her media empire. In 2014, the company purchased TheShoppingMama.com to expand the reach of the brand. TheShoppingMama focuses on kids’ fashion, food and crafting. Each month Momtrends Media reaches millions of moms through their digital platforms. In addition to the two websites, Momtrends Media has amassed more than 20,000 instagram followers, 100,000 twitter followers, 25,000 facebook fans and 40,000 pinterest fans. In addition to her online presence, Nicole has created a thriving events business that connects top­tier brands with the nation’s most influential bloggers. She’s hosted nearly 100 exclusive events from a swank product launch with Jessica Alba for the Honest Company, to glamorous fashion shows, to intimate movie previews with actresses like Julianne Moore. Cision media place Nicole as the #11 Mom Blogger in the nation in 2014. In 2010 she was named a Top 50 Twitter Mom and included in the 50 Best Blog’s By Women.

She has been featured on numerous television shows as a trend forecaster and has led more than a dozen satellite media tours. Nicole is a polished public speaker and has worked with companies such as Ralph Lauren, American Express, Microsoft, Tide, cabi, and Avon as a spokesperson. P&G sent Nicole to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to cover the Thank You Mom program as a Mom Correspondent. When she’s not scoping out trends, you can find her in NYC with her two daughters and husband. Outside her work and family her passions include: travel, running, reading, and cooking. She shares glimpses of her life on instagram @momtrends and twitter @momtrends

 

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