Speakers



2019 Speakers

M2Moms® Attendees will meet and learn from marketing to mom leaders like those below.

The M2Moms® conference features content to help you gain a competitive edge for your brand. Our line-up of more than 30 speakers will examine mom’s behavior, what channels they use to gather information, how they make decisions, and where they buy.

Check back soon for updates to the 2019 Speakers!

Olivia Basu

Facebook

Olivia Basu is Industry Manager for the Financial Service vertical at Facebook. She has been with Facebook for 6-1/2 years, and previously worked at Bloomberg media for 8 years, where she also supported Financial Service based clients.
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Erin Phraner

Video Producer, Creative Lifestyle Brands
Buzzfeed

Erin is BuzzFeed’s expert homebody and a video producer for their creative lifestyle brands.
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Shari Cleary

SVP Research, Insights & Brand Planning
Buzzfeed

Shari Cleary oversees all advertising analytics and measurement for Buzzfeed. Shari uncovers insights that help brands create meaningful campaigns by engaging targeted audiences and driving real world action.
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Grady Edelstein

Head of Partnership Marketing
Tinybeans

As the Head of Partnership Marketing for Tinybeans, Grady can’t wait to connect families with brands that will make raising their children easier and more fun.
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Emily Spensieri

Incite, Inc.

Emily Spensieri is the Co-Founder and Strategic Brand Architect of Incite, a women smart, brand savvy consultancy.
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Mita Mallick

Head of Diversity & Cross-Cultural Marketing
Unilever

Mita Mallick is a corporate change maker who believes businesses have a responsibility to make social impact.
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Jola Burnett

Vice President
GfK Consumer Life

In her current role, Jola consults with many Fortune 500 clients, looking at disruptive shifts and forces to make sense of the future.
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Blythe Thomas

Chief Strategy Officer
1,000 Days

From empowering mothers in remote African villages to fighting for Kansans who cannot access basic health care, Blythe has been fortunate to work for organizations that change and enhance the lives of families everywhere.
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Melinda Cheng

YouTube/Google

A kid at heart, Melinda is excited to be leading video sales strategy for YouTube Kids and Family, bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in media strategy and investment across both brand + agency roles.
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Dria Barnes

General Manager
Healthline Parenthood

Dria Barnes is the General Manager of Healthline Parenthood, where she leads strategy and operations for this new brand from Healthline Media, the #1 health information property on the web.
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Pepper Miller

President
The Hunter Miller Group

Pepper Miller is a recognized market researcher, author, thought leader and Black American subject matter expert.
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Megan Lazovick

Vice President
Edison Research

Megan Lazovick is a Vice President at Edison Research. She crafts custom research for thought leadership and content marketing and specializes in the creative presentation of data and insights.
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Alison Bryant, Ph.D.

SVP, Research
AARP

Dr. Alison Bryant leads the Research Center for AARP, integrating insights and ideas that help the organization, consumers, and external stakeholders understand, engage with, and innovate for the 50+ consumer and their families.
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Linnette Attai

Founder & President
Playwell, LLC

Linnette is the founder PlayWell, LLC, a global compliance consulting firm providing strategic guidance around the complex obligations governing data privacy, marketing, safety, and content.
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Kathleen Fitzgerald

Photographer & Author
Kathleen Fitzgerald Portraits

Kathleen Fitzgerald is a portrait photographer and writer who introduced her first book, Divas, Dames & Dolls at the first M2W® conference 15 years ago.
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Simone Cadell

Founder & CEO
Tiny Tutus

Simon Cadell is the founder and CEO of Australia’s leading ballet studio for children aged 16 months to 6 years, Tiny Tutus.
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Dawn Lerman, Ph.D.

Professor and Executive Director
Fordham University

Dr. Dawn Lerman is Executive Director of the Center for Positive Marketing and Professor of Marketing at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
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Tina Daniels

Director of Agency Business Development
Google

Tina serves as Google’s Director of Agency Business Development partnering with Omnicom in the United States and the Americas.
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Lauren Brandt

Client Solutions Manager
Facebook

Lauren is a mother first to her 2-year old daughter, Olivia, as well as a Client Solutions Manager at Facebook working on the Automotive vertical.
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Kinley Lagrange

Group Account Director
WONGDOODY

Kinley heads up engagements and development for The Motherboard. It’s WONGDOODY’s always-on community of moms eager to share their thoughts and opinions to help brands innovate and shape consumer experiences.
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Dominique Essig

Chief Product Officer
Jetblack

Dominique is the Chief Product Officer for Jetblack, a membership-based conversational commerce service, and the first company launched by Store No. 8, the incubation arm of Walmart to develop he leapfrog capabilities that will transform the future of retail.
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Bridget Brennan

CEO
The Female Factor

CEO, Female Factor and Author of the Groundbreaking Books, “Why She Buys” and “Winning Her Business.
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Amy Henry

President
Flashlight Insights

Amy is a recognized youth expert and advocate, having spent her career understanding kids, families and play through applied research and consulting.
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Patty David

Director of Consumer Insights
AARP

Patty David has over 25 years of experience in the research field.  Consumer insights is her passion. At AARP, Patty directs the discovery and development of consumer insights for the personal fulfillment offerings.
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Skyler Mattson

President
Wongdoody

Skyler is the President of brand experience agency WONGDOODY. She has built her career driving award-winning, transformative work for clients across a range of categories, from consumer packaged goods to technology to entertainment.
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Katrina McCarter

Founder/CEO
Marketing to Mums

Katrina is founder and CEO of Marketing to Mums, a marketing and research consultancy in Melbourne, Australia.
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Ariel Segal

Head of Insights
Foursquare

At Foursquare, a location technology platform, Ariel synthesizes first party data into actionable insights and strategies for partners, helping brands, agencies, and researchers uncover, predict and capitalize on behavioral patterns and emerging trends.
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