We are so, so excited to welcome this gang of multi-faceted moms to the sure-to-be a blast, first-ever digital experience that will be #BlogHer20 Parenting. From CEOs to brand experts, authors to blogger, these women truly encapsulate what it means to be a role model — and not just for their kids!
The amazing Julie Solomon is a podcaster, brand and marketing whiz, and highly sought-after keynote speaker. She’ll bring her brand know-how to our attendees by helping them discover their wildest and biggest entrepreneurial dreams — and provide expert advice on how to implement them!
Alechia Reese is BACK for more #BlogHer action — and we couldn’t be more pumped. Alechia is the author of Eating Elephants and The Relationship Game, a talented brand strategist, and we’ll be the first to tell you — she is as sweet as she is savvy. A professional entrepreneur, Alechia will take the stage to help you find your business truth — and stick with it!
And of course, who better to join our first-ever parenting conference than THE model mommy herself, Mara Martin. Mara made some seriously influential waves in the fashion and modeling ocean when she chose to walk the Sports Illustrated runway while breast-feeding her not-quite-newborn daughter. Mara is still modeling today, and rocking a beautiful relationship with her baby girl.
As if those amazing ladies weren’t enough, we’ve got even more badass babes for you!
Jacqui Boland is the CEO and Chief Inspirer of Red Tricycle and the reason moms everywhere know where to head when seeing city-sights with their kids! This mom knows how to take your passion project and turn it not only into a booming business, but one that positively affects the lives of 40 million moms everyday.
If you love organization and aesthetically pleasing lifestyle accounts, chances are you’re already following Clea Shearer of The Home Edit. (If you’re not, what could you possibly be waiting for?) She and her partner set out to create a business that perfectly blends design, style, and organization — and man oh man, did they deliver. Now with a major following and plenty of celebrity clients, The Home Edit is a household name. We can’t wait to hear more on Clea’s rise to success — and hopefully gain some tidy tips too!
And last, but certainly not least, is the truly inspiring Alexandra Nicole of City Chic Living — a CEO, single-mom and thriving blogger. Alex has dedicated her career to helping other moms hone their entrepreneurial strengths in order to create careers they love. Her blog is a snippet of Nashville heaven, covering all kinds of topics – from mommying stories to beauty hacks, home and garden how-to’s to female health.
Each of these women have so much insight and know-how to offer not just their followers, but the whole damn world. We are humbled and honored to have the privilege of connecting them with our oh-so-worthy audience of #BlogHer20 Parenting attendees.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Julie Solomon is an expert in digital marketing, PR, and personal branding and is the host of the top-rated The Influencer Podcast. As a seven-figure entrepreneur, she has founded several companies and has worked with household names such as Dave Ramsey and Lenny Kravitz and has interviewed cutting edge trailblazers including Rachel Hollis, Marie Forleo and Drybar Founder Alli Webb. With degrees in journalism and digital media, Julie is the creator of The Influencer Academy, Pitch It Perfect and is a sought-after keynote speaker. Her new coaching membership program SHINE launched February 2020. With over a decade of experience in helping individuals turn messages into movements, Julie empowers entrepreneurs to expand their brand and grow their influence.
Alechia Reese is equal parts warm tea and Hennessy. She’s the author of the award-winning book, Eating Elephants and The Relationship Game. The chief brand strategist of 360 Gateway Brands, she is the recipient of the Woman of Power award presented by Bank of America and NABA NYC. She transformed her life from a domestic violence victim to thriver building a consistent annual-earning high 6-figure brand in under three years. Alechia specializes in the creation of comprehensive go-to-market launch strategies for new products, services, events, and campaigns. She’s worked with and spoken for a myriad of organizations from the entertainment stage to the corporate boardroom including UPS, Verizon, Bank of America, Vogue Italia, Essence, and more. Stay connected everywhere @alechiareese.
Mara Martin made international headlines across the globe after breast feeding her daughter, Aria on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit runway in 2018. Mara’s bold statement changed the face of motherhood by normalizing breastfeeding – inspiring celebs like Cardi B, Rachel McAdams, Ashley Graham and mother’s around the world. Since her infamous strut, Mara was named a Top 100 Changemaker, Top 30 Mothers of Influence and has spoken on numerous panels across the U.S. about motherhood and female empowerment. Mara continues to use her platform to inspire and partner with causes she’s passionate about. She works closely with Save the Children as a celebrity cabinet member and is a soon to be author, with her first book launching in 2020. Mara is truly a representation that women can do it all!
Jacqui Boland is the CEO, founder and Chief Inspirer at Red Tricycle, one of America’s favorite parenting brands. Started as a passion project in her attic office in Seattle when Jacqui was pregnant in 2006, Red Tricycle now reaches 40 million moms in over 60 US cities, offering curated recommendations for things to see, eat and do with kids. She has built the company based on family-first values, as every employee works from home. She successfully scaled the business across the US, raised venture capital as a single female founder, and in 2020, sold the company to Tinybeans, a private photo sharing network publicly traded on Australian stock exchange. Today, she continues to work to build both the Red Tricycle and Tinybeans brands.
A California transplant, Clea Shearer was brought together with The Home Edit Co-Founder Joanna Teplin by a mutual friend and it was friendship at first text, business partnership immediately thereafter. Their goal in starting The Home Edit was to reinvent traditional organizing, and merge it with design and interior styling. While every project is rooted in functional systems that can be maintained for the long term, there is just as much emphasis placed on transforming the space visually and adding their signature stylized aesthetic. Clea currently lives in Nashville with her husband, John and children, Stella Blue and Sutton Gray.
Alexandra Nicole is a single mother, CEO of The Confident Boss and Founder of City Chic Living Blog. Through her online courses, The Confident Boss, Alexandra is dedicated to helping women discover their entrepreneurial strengths so that they can do what they love & live their best life. She also covers relatable topics such as, mom style editorials, beauty hacks for the boss mom, home and garden discoveries, lessons on staying healthy, and travel diaries on her blog City Chic Living. Awarded Memphis Magazine’s Top 20 under 30, she is a Memphis native running her local businesses and even teaching at the University of Memphis where she received her MBA and is currently pursuing her PhD. Alexandra believes in the power of women helping women and welcomes you to connect with her @citychicliving.